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Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Argo Blockchain PLC

Agreement Signed To Expand Capacity

RNS Number : 5560J
Argo Blockchain PLC
20 August 2019
 

 PRESS RELEASE

 20 August 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argo Blockchain PLC

('Argo' or 'the Company')

 

New Agreement Signed to Expand Power Capacity by 357%

 

 

Argo will also have an option to boost mining capacity by up to 1360 petahash (PH), or 1.36 exahash (EH), positioning it to be the world's largest publicly listed crypto miner by 2020

 

Argo, a UK-based provider of enterprise scale cryptocurrency mining services (LSE: ARB), is pleased to announce it has entered into a new agreement that will increase its electricity supply by 357 per cent.  

Under the terms of the agreement with GPU.one, a leading Canadian data centre provider, the Company's access to clean power supplies increases from 14 megawatts to 64 megawatts, on similar terms to its existing agreement, at its two data centres in Quebec and its new data centres in Eastern Canada. 

The agreement covers a three-year period from June 25th, 2019, with an option to extend thereafter for an additional two years.

The addition of 50 megawatts of power will allow the Company to run up to 15,000 more mining machines concurrently, taking its total Bitcoin (BTC) mining capacity from 505 petahash (PH), as announced on July 4th, to 1.36 exahash (EH), which would currently make Argo the largest publicly listed crypto miner in the world.

The new agreement will be entirely funded out of crypto mining proceeds from Argo's existing facilities in Quebec. 

Mike Edwards, Executive Chairman of Argo, said:  "We are taking another major leap in expanding our mining capacity as the cryptomining industry goes from strength to strength. By 2020, our aim is for Argo to be both the most efficient and the largest publicly listed crypto miner in the world. Our combination of green energy at competitive rates, a world class team and the most efficient hardware positions Argo for the long-term." 

 

For further information please contact:

 

Argo Blockchain

 

Mike Edwards

President & Executive Director

 

Neil Thapar

Financial Communications Adviser

via Tancredi +44 203 434 2334

 

 

+44 7876 455323

Mirabaud

 

Corporate Broker

Peter Krens

+44 203 167 7221

Tancredi Intelligent Communication

Media Relations

 

Salamander Davoudi

[email protected]

    

 Emma Valgimigli

[email protected]

+44 7957 549 906

 

 

 

+44 7727 180 873

 

 

About Argo:

Argo Blockchain plc is a global data centre business that provides a purpose-built and flexible platform for mining of leading cryptocurrencies for the enterprise-scale and institutional sectors worldwide from operational centres in Canada. The Company is headquartered in London, UK and its shares are listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker: ARB.

www.argomining.co

 

See Argo's largest facility in Quebec:

https://youtu.be/LDWWaZ75Zbk

 


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