Australia to see its first solar powered Bitcoin mining farm

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An Australian data center operator and its cryptocurrency subsidiary are developing what they describe as the country’s first “behind-the-grid data center” powered by renewable energy. Situated in the coal-mining town of Collie, some 200km south of Perth, the new facility is being developed by data center operator DC Two and subsidiary D Coin and will be powered by a solar farm.

The company said “By providing customised low cost hosting options specifically engineered for cryptocurrency and Bitcoin mining at globally competitive rates, DC Two & D Coin have been able to attract the interest of both the local and international crypto mining community... In complete crypto mining configuration, using the initial 4MW power availability, the data center could mine about 650 bitcoins per annum worth around $6 million based on current mining and exchange rates.” It is scheduled to be launched Q1 2019.
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