Riot Blockchain, a cryptocurrency mining company, has expanded its fleet and mining capacity with a new purchase order for 42,000 S19j Antminers from Bitmain.
Megan Brooks, Riot’s COO, said the latest purchase order positions her company and the United States at the center of the Bitcoin mining industry:
“By nearly doubling its planned hash rate capacity, Riot continues to take great strides forward in growing both the Company’s and the United States’ share of the global network hash rate. We are proud of this accomplishment and remain focused on continuing to evaluate additional opportunities in the space.”
The purchase order, valued at $138.5 million, is part of a coordinated growth plan to significantly increase Riot’s Bitcoin (BTC) mining hash rate. As a result of the current and previous orders, Riot said it is scheduled to receive a minimum of 3,500 S19j Antminers per month beginning in November and running through October 2022.