• CleanSpark has purchased 20,000 new Antminer S19j Pro+ units for $43.6 million.
• The acquisition is expected to boost the company’s computing power by 37%.
• The new machines are 22% more productive than their previous models and are planned to be delivered in batches between March and May.
CleanSpark Boosts Mining Capacity
Bitcoin miner CleanSpark has announced the purchase of 20,000 new Antminer S19j Pro+ units for $43.6 million, which is expected to boost the company’s computing power by 37%. The Pro+ rigs are 22% more productive than their previous models and will be delivered in batches between March and May.
CleanSpark will pay $32.3 million for the machines after applying coupons at a 25% discount or a total price per terahash (TH) of approximately $13.25. According to data from Hashrate Index, the current price per TH of ASICs of the same Bitcoin mining efficiency are currently at $15.09, well below the $90.72 seen 12 months ago.
Better Return on Investment
The Antminer S19j Pro+ model offers a better return on investment compared to other ASIC-generation machines. After they are fully operational, they are expected to add 2.44 EH/s to CleanSpark’s existing 6.6 EH/s of bitcoin mining computing power (for a total of 9 EH/s), constituting a 37% increase from its current level of computing power .
CleanSpark claims that the acquired models continue to be more attractive to its operations in the current market conditions as they deliver 122 terahash per machine while also saving an average of 2 joules of energy per terahash compared to the S19j Pro model of the same generation..
The acquisition by CleanSpark is expected to expand its mining capacity significantly with these new miners providing better returns on investment and energy savings compared to similar ASIC-generation machines currently available on the market..