US firm Core Scientific buys 17,000 Bitcoin mining rigs from Bitmain

posted 11 days ago
A principal player in North America’s Bitcoin mining sector just inked a deal for a mammoth import of next generation mining equipment from Malaysia, a move in step with other North American mining companies which are scaling operations to compete with their Chinese counterparts.

Core Scientific has purchased some 17,595 Antminer S19's from Chinese ASIC chip manufacturer Bitmain. Some of the new, best-in-class machines have already been installed in Core Scientific’s data centers, while the rest will come online between now and the end of September. According to the mining firm, this represents the largest shipment of Antminer s19s to the United States.
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