The boost will increase Argo’s Bitcoin mining capacity to 1,360 petahash from 505 petahash, making it the world’s largest publicly listed crypto miner
PLC () shares surged on Tuesday as it signed a deal to increase its electricity supply by 357%.
The cryptocurrency miner said on Tuesday that under a deal with Canadian data centre provider GPU.one, its clean power supply will rise to 64 megawatts from 14 megawatts at its data centres in Quebec as well as in Eastern Canada.
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The 50-megawatt boost will allow Argo to run 15,000 more mining machines, taking its Bitcoin mining capacity to 1,360 petahash from 505 petahash, making it the world’s largest publicly listed crypto miner.
The agreement will be funded entirely from the proceeds of Argo’s crypto mining facilities in Quebec.
Mike Edwards, executive chairman of Argo, said the deal was a “major leap” for the firm, adding that the firm was aiming to be the world’s largest and most efficient crypto miner by 2020.
The news sent the shares up 17.6% to 9.4p.