Whinstone US Inc., a Louisiana-based developer of high-speed data centers, and Northern Bitcoin AG, a Germany-based bitcoin mining firm, have merged to open a 100-acre bitcoin mining farm in the U.S. state of Texas.
Jointly announced Monday, Whinstone and Northern Bitcoin said the farm would be the “largest bitcoin mining facility worldwide with a capacity of one gigawatt.” One gigawatt is equal to 1,000 megawatts.
Whinstone currently operates its own mining facilities in the Netherlands, Sweden and the U.S., while Northern Bitcoin operates its facility in Norway, per the announcement.
"With this merger, we are catapulting ourselves faster than originally planned to the top of the world in bitcoin mining. Together, we have a dominant leadership position in this fast-growing industry and are well-positioned to benefit significantly from the future development of blockchain technology,” said Mathis Schultz, CEO of Northern Bitcoin AG. Read More...