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Crypto Miner CleanSpark Continues to Take Advantage of Bear Markets as it Scoops Over 1K Rigs


www.coindesk.com 14 July 2022 13:57, UTC
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Crypto miner CleanSpark (CLSK) has bought 1,061 bitcoin (BTC) mining rigs that are already in operation at hosting firm Coinmint's facility in New York.

While the move only adds 93 petahash per second (PH/s) to CleanSpark's 2.8 exahash per second (EH/s) hashrate, a measure of computing power on the bitcoin network, it is indicative of how the miner has been able to scoop up discounted opportunities amid a bear market. One EH/s is equal to 1,000 PH/s.

The Las Vegas-based company bought the Whatsminer M30S machines "at a substantially discounted price compared to the spot market price from just a few months ago," according to a statement emailed to CoinDesk.

In June, CleanSpark bought purchase contracts for 1,800 Bitmain Antminer S19 XP computers from another miner that wanted to offload the contract likely due to cash issues.

"We are seeing unprecedented opportunities in this market," CleanSpark CEO Zach Bradford said in the statement.

Bitcoin miners have seen their margins slashed as power costs are surging across North America and revenues are dwindling along with the price of bitcoin.

Read more: Crypto Miners Face Margin Calls, Defaults as Debt Comes Due in Bear Market

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