Bitfarms purchased more than $43M in Bitcoin to start the new year

Canadian crypto mining agency Bitfarms has already purchased 1,000 Bitcoin in 2022, making its complete holdings of the crypto asset greater than $177 million.

In a Monday announcement, Bitfarms mentioned it bought 1,000 Bitcoin (BTC) for $43.2 million within the first week of January, roughly the identical quantity the corporate added to its treasury in each the third and fourth quarters of 2021. Based on the mining agency, it at the moment holds greater than 4,300 BTC as of Jan. 10, roughly $177 million at a value of $41,183.

“Our guiding firm technique at Bitfarms is to build up probably the most Bitcoin for the bottom value and within the quickest period of time for the good thing about our shareholders,” mentioned Bitfarms founder and CEO Emiliano Grodzki. “With the dip in BTC whereas mining {hardware} costs stay excessive, we seized the chance to maneuver money into BTC.”

In November, the mining agency introduced its intention to construct its first knowledge heart in america following the acquisition of a land plot in Washington State. The corporate’s web sites states Bitfarms has a complete mining capability of 106 MW on the time of publication producing 2.2 exahashes per second. Based on Grodzki, it goals to boost this price by greater than 260% by the top of the yr, to eight EH/s.

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Whereas many within the media nonetheless cite the potential environmental influence of crypto mining, Bitfarms claims its services in Canada are powered nearly solely by hydroelectric power. The agency at the moment has 10 mining farms in operation or below growth in international locations together with america, Argentina and Canada.

Based on knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets Professional, the worth of BTC fell below $40,000 earlier in the present day for the primary time since September earlier than returning to greater than $41,000.