Company’s hashrate exceeds 3.4 EH/s, up 19 percent from July 2022; mines 395 bitcoin for the month
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CleanSpark, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLSK) (the “Company” or “CleanSpark”), America’s bitcoin miner, today released its unaudited bitcoin mining and operations update for the calendar year-to-date ending August 31, 2022.
“We set out at the beginning of the year to become a top five publicly traded bitcoin mining company and with our outstanding operational performance in 2022 we can say we are now firmly in that category. We now own and operate three campuses in Georgia. Our hashrate has tripled over the last year. We are on a trajectory to nearly double that in less than half the time it took us to get from 1 EH/s to 3 EH/s. And we are about to hire our 100th employee. I’m extremely proud of our team and their tremendous work,” said Zach Bradford, Chief Executive Officer.
Bitcoin Mining & Operations Update (unaudited)
- Bitcoin mined in August: 395, up 109% from August 2021
- Calendar year-to-date bitcoin mined: 2,642
- Total BTC holdings as of August 31: 526
- Total BTC converted for operations and growth in August: 388, 9% less than July 2022
- Currently deployed fleet of over 36,800 latest-generation bitcoin miners with a hashrate of 3.4 EH/s, up 19% from July 2022 and 331% from August 2021
The Company funded growth and operations through the sale of 388 bitcoins in August 2022 at an average of approximately $23,088 per BTC (an 11% increase over last month’s average price per BTC sold). Sales of BTC equated to proceeds of approximately $8.9 million. August daily BTC mined reached a high of 13.39.
Washington, GA, Site Update
Technical crews in Washington have worked around the clock to bring miners online. Since closing in late August, there are now over 6,000 miners online, out of the over 10,000 miners that are on site. The Company expects to energize the remaining miners next week.
CleanSpark also welcomed Taylor Monnig to the company as its new Vice President of Mining Technology. Monnig was most recently Chief Operating Officer at TMGCore, where he worked to develop and commercialize technologies that support blockchain stability, growth, and sustainability. Monnig brings to CleanSpark eight years of experience in the bitcoin mining industry and has developed a reputation for his deep expertise in immersion-cooled bitcoin mining. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.
“Taylor is already making a meaningful impact on our operations and culture and we are thrilled to have him join the team,” said Zach Bradford, CEO.
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CleanSpark (NASDAQ: CLSK) is America’s bitcoin miner. Since 2014, we’ve helped people achieve energy independence for their homes and businesses. In 2020, we began applying that expertise to develop sustainable infrastructure for Bitcoin, an essential tool for financial independence and inclusion. We strive to leave the planet better than we found it by sourcing and investing in low-carbon energy, like wind, solar, nuclear, and hydro. We cultivate trust and transparency among our employees, the communities we operate in, and the people around the world who depend on Bitcoin. CleanSpark is a Forbes 2022 America’s Best Small Company and holds the 44th spot on the Financial Times’ List of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the Americas. For more information about CleanSpark, please visit our website at www.cleanspark.com.
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