GMO to Stop Miners Producing Due to Big Losses

It is noted that the company will completely stop developing, producing and selling miners
25 December 2018   1388

Japanese IT giant GMO Internet has decided to stop the production of mining equipment because of the huge financial losses in the fourth quarter, according to official statement.

GMO Internet, Inc. resolved at the meeting of the Board of Directors held today to post an extraordinary loss in the cryptocurrency mining business for the fourth quarter (October 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018) of the fiscal year ending December 2018. These numbers are approximate values and may fluctuate, affected by the exchange rate.

GMO Team Official Statement

It is noted that the company will completely stop developing, producing and selling miners.

At the same time, GMO will try to transfer its mining capacities to regions with cheaper energy tariffs and the possibility of switching to alternative energy sources.

Recall earlier it became known that the Japanese IT giant GMO Internet will postpone indefinitely the delivery of two lines of bitcoin miners based on a 7-nm chip.

Argo Blockchain to Report on x10 Revenue Increase

For the 2019, the company received Bitcoin mining revenue of £ 8.5 million, in 2018 it was £ 760,000
20 January 2020   122

Bitcoin mining company Argo Blockchain said this Monday that its revenue from its core business in 2019 increased 10 times. According to a press release on the website of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), where Argo shares are traded, for the first full year in business, the company received revenue of £ 8.5 million compared to £ 760,000 in 2018.

Argo listing on the main LSE market took place in August 2018. The data presented were not audited - the reports after the audit will be available in April.

The company clarifies that in the fourth quarter of 2019, it mined 432 bitcoins, which is six bitcoins higher than in the third quarter. However, in the last quarter, the company's revenue fell to £ 2.66 million, while in the third quarter it was £ 3.63 million.

Our mining operations continued to generate industry-best mining margin in the last quarter despite a softening in market conditions from the previous quarter. Our state-of-the-art mining platform is performing as expected and with the expansion of our mining network on pace, along with the recent rise with the price of Bitcoin, Argo is well-placed for a strong year ahead.


Peter Wall

Argo Blockchain CEO

 The company is increasing mining capacity in anticipation of halving and currently has 13,364 devices, including 6,375 Bitmain Antminer T17s, which were installed on January 1. By the end of the quarter, Argo intends to add another 3,625 of the same miners. It is estimated that with a full set of 17,000 devices, its computing capacity will exceed 650 petaheches.