Bitcoin Miner Riot Blockchain Invests $780 Million to Expand Operations 

Bitcoin Miner Riot Blockchain Invests $780 Million to Expand Operations 

Bitcoin mining firm Riot Blockchain announced its milestone purchase of $138.5 million in mining equipment this Wednesday. In a statement, the company announced that it will be purchasing 42,000 units of Bitmain’s Antminer S19J for $3,300 per unit. The standard hash rate of the model is 90 TH/s — meaning that Riot would be paying approximately $36 per TH/s of computing power.  The global chip shortage and rising demand for crypto mining have led mining […]

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