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Iris Energy Turns On 41MW of Bitcoin Mining Machines Ahead of Schedule


www.coindesk.com 08 August 2022 16:38, UTC
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Iris Energy (IREN) energized 41 megawatts (MW) of Bitcoin mining machines in British Columbia, Canada more than a month ahead of schedule.

The addition brings the company's hashrate, or computing power on the bitcoin network, to 2.3 exahash/second (EH/s), it said in a Monday press release. Another 1.4 EH/s, requiring 50MW of energy capacity, also in British Columbia, is scheduled to be up and running by the end of September, it said.

Rack space has been a major constraint for bitcoin miners, many of whom have received mining rigs but have nowhere to plug them in due to construction delays.

Iris Energy "continues to work through deployment options for its remaining 2.3 EH/s of miners," including 1.7 EH/s of Bitmain Antminer S19j Pros it bought from Bitmain earlier this month.

Shares of Iris Energy rose more than 10% on Nasdaq.

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