Company mines 576 bitcoin in the year’s shortest month; hits new efficiency milestone of 30.6 watts per terahash
LAS VEGAS, March 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CleanSpark, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLSK), America’s Bitcoin Miner™, today released its unaudited bitcoin mining and operations update for the month ending February 28, 2023.
“Our background in energy efficiency gives us a clear advantage in the market as we make incremental improvements to our mining fleet,” said Zach Bradford, CEO. “For example, this month we improved our efficiency by over three percent compared to December 2022, when we last reported these numbers in our quarterly report. That progress, coupled with average wholesale power rates as low as two cents per kilowatt hour, has allowed us to increase our profit margins even as production compressed month-over-month due to February being the shortest month of the year. Months like February are practice-runs for halving—and we intend to continue to test and deploy all hardware and software at our disposal in our bid to be the best prepared miner when halving happens next year.
“Meanwhile, construction continues in Washington, where an additional 50 megawatts are set to go online in a few months. We are relying on everything we have learned in this space, since constructing our very first mining campus in College Park, as we build the Washington expansion. Our ability to constantly iterate—whether we are building air-cooled facilities or deploying latest-gen immersion cooling—is built into the CleanSpark way. It’s how we have managed to grow fast and reliably in the few short years since we entered this industry—and how we’ll continue to grow well into our future.”
February Bitcoin Mining Update (unaudited)
- Bitcoin mined in February: 576
- CY2023 bitcoin mined: 1,273
- Total BTC holdings as of February 28: 100
- Total BTC converted for operations and growth in February: 778
- Currently deployed fleet of about 66,900 latest-generation bitcoin miners with a hashrate of 6.6 EH/s
The Company funded growth and operations through the sale of 778 bitcoins in February 2023 at an average of approximately $23K per BTC (compared to $19K in January 2023). Sales of BTC equated to proceeds of approximately $17.9 million. February daily BTC mined averaged about 20.6 and reached a high of 21.5.
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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