Quebec new mining facility is operational

Former patent management company now focuses on ASIC mining
13 March 2018   811

Today, Marathon Patent Group, Inc. launched its brand new facility in Quebec, Canada. The facility is a fresh start for a company as it engages into Bitcoin mining game. Formerly, Marathon dealt with patents and commerce, it purchased and maintained intellectual properties of different organizations of all sizes from big corporations to universities and small startups.

Earlier, the company leased 2,5 sq km of space in Quebec specifically for establishing a data centre and cooperated with Bitmain on the matters of acquiring 1,400 units of Bitmain's Antminer S9 mining rigs. With this setup, 19Ph/s of ASIC mining capacity is expected to be carried out. Marathon is planning to add 2,800 more units to the facility. These machines are capable of mining both Bitcoin as well as other digital currencies like Bitcoin Cash, as the algorithm remains the same - SHA256. The company is clearly focused on mining cryptocurrencies with adding new crypto assets along the process and thus expanding its portfolio.

Judging by the stocks reaction - the stock (Nasdaq:MARA) is on the rise with 32% already gained, investors are pleased with the business shift. And it seems that traditional stock investors have found an elegant way to be exposed to the emerging market of digital assets.

Today’s announcement represents a milestone for the Company. I’d like to thank everyone that worked so hard to make this day a reality for our shareholders.

 

Merrick D. Okamoto

Interim Chief Executive Officer, Marathon

Bitfury to Represent Bitcoin Mining Optimization Chip

The product is called Bitfury Clarke ASIC and it's based on five successful generations of mining chips
20 September 2018   129

Bitfury Group introduced a new generation of hardware for bitcoin mining under the control of the integrated microcircuit Bitfury Clarke ASIC.

Five successful generations of Bitfury mining chips are the basis for new Bitfury Clarke ASIC. According to the developers, the new chip has the highest performance characteristics among the bitcoin mining hardware.

14nm Bitfury Clarke ASIC is fully optimized for Bitcoin Mining on SHA256. The hashing capacity is up to 120 Gigahets per second (GH / s) with energy costs of only 55 miljoules per gigahash (mJ / GH). The minimum required mains voltage is 0.3 V.

In addition to selling Bitfury Clarke chips, Bitfury also integrates Bitfury Clarke into other hardware, including its own servers for mining and BlockBoxes, as well as in the mining centers in Canada, Norway, Iceland and Georgia.