Bitcoin Miner Acquires 5,000 ASICs as Network Hash Rate Reaches New All-Time High
German Bitcoin (BTC) mining firm Northern Bitcoin has actually signed a bargain to purchase almost 5,000 mining gears from Bitmain and also Canaan Creative, the firm validated in a news release on July 1.
Northern, which is headquartered in Frankfurt yet operates a site in Norway, intends to double its ability, currently running with 55 petahashes per second.
The development is part of a long-lasting scaling strategy with a concentrate on lasting power which started last week, officials discussed, as the Bitcoin mining industry ends up being ever more prominent as well as competitive.
” The acquisition of the sought-after hardware is a fantastic success for our firm,” Moritz F. Jäger, CTO of Northern, commented in the press launch.
” With the increasing of our mining equipment simply a few days after the begin of our international scaling, we are setting the speed with which we intend to take a leading setting in the fast-growing blockchain market in the coming years.”
The news came with the same time as the Bitcoin network’s total hash rate hit yet an additional brand-new record. As of Monday, the number had gone beyond 69 quintillion hashes per second – as investor Kevin Rooke noted, ten times the number of grains of sand in the world.
Northern on the other hand included it would look for to open up new websites in future at yet undisclosed places.
Last week also saw U.S. mining operator Plouton Mining introduce a brand-new plant in California, set to become North America’s largest solar-powered installment.
As Cointelegraph reported, existing price quotes consider around 74% of the globe’s Bitcoin mining activity to find from sustainable resources.