American blockchain hosting provider Core Scientific has announced an agreement with Chinese mining equipment manufacturer Bitmain to purchase 112,800 Bitcoin mining devices.
We’re excited to announce we’re more than doubling our fleet of @BITMAINtech ‘s S19 series. This purchase will help enable expansion for @Core_Scientific ‘s customers and facilitates a material shift to self-mining: https://t.co/XoRDpZQxT9 #BTC #Bitcoin #DigitalMining– Core Scientific (@Core_Scientific)
The party will be ASIC miners Antminer S19, S19 Pro, S19J and S19J Pro.
According to the statement, after receiving the purchased devices, Core Scientific will more than double its equipment park, and the company’s hashrate will reach 18.1 EH / s.
“Through our previous purchase contract with Bitmain in December 2020, we became the largest blockchain hosting infrastructure provider in North America with 76,024 devices in the park. Just 4 months later, we are more than doubling our fleet and intend to continue to expand our mining operations throughout 2021, ”said Kevin Turner, President and CEO of Core Scientific.
He noted that the company is 100% carbon neutral, thanks to the use of energy from renewable sources.
As a reminder, Core Scientific is the only authorized Bitmain service center in North America.