VANCOUVER, British Columbia – September 21, 2022 – Neptune Digital Assets Corp. (TSX-V:NDA) (OTC:NPPTF) (FSE:1NW) (“Neptune” or the “Company”), a blockchain technology and cryptocurrency leader in Canada, is pleased to announce that it has brought an additional 53 petahash per second (PH/s) of mining capacity online and these machines are now producing bitcoin.
New Bitcoin ASIC Mining Machines
These Antminer S19 Pro Bitcoin mining machines have been tested, installed, and are now producing Bitcoin. The Antminer S19 Pro is the latest generation Bitcoin ASIC miner produced by leading hardware manufacturer Bitmain. The Antminer S19 Pro’s mining SHA-256 algorithm boasts a hashrate ranging from 96 to 104 terahash per second (TH/s) with an energy efficiency of 29.5 joules per terahash (J/TH) and a power consumption of 3250W. The Bitcoin mining machine deployment collectively produces a total of 52,496 terahash per second. The new Bitcoin mining machines are deployed using the Luxor mining pool and are hosted in a state-of-the-art facility in the USA owned and operated by Aspen Creek Digital Corporation (ACDC). Launched in 2022, ACDC’s mission is to catalyze the decarbonization of power generation by building the world’s leading fleet of renewably powered high-performance computing facilities.
“We are happy we can finally bring on the additional 53 petahash of mining capacity purchased in late 2021. The mining business has been challenging over the last 12 months, however it does still remain profitable and we will continue to carefully grow these operations while focused on cost savings and profit margins. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Aspen where we can grow our renewable focused mining operations. We are fortunate to have the financial means to take advantage of the current bear market and acquire assets at a discount using cash raised at the peak of the bull cycle,” stated Cale Moodie, Neptune’s CEO.
Stock Option Issuance
The Company announces the grant of stock options to purchase up 2,000,000 common shares in the capital of the Company to certain directors and officers of the Company in accordance with the terms of the Company’s stock option plan. The stock options will be exercisable at $0.23 per common share and for a period of 10 years from the date of issuance.
About Neptune Digital Assets Corp.
Neptune Digital Assets (TSX-V:NDA) is one of the first publicly-traded blockchain companies in Canada and is a cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure leader with operations across the digital asset ecosystem including Bitcoin mining, proof-of-stake mining, blockchain nodes, decentralized finance (DeFi), and other associated blockchain technologies.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARDCale Moodie, President and CEO
Neptune Digital Assets Corp.
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This release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans”, “proposes” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to, Company’s operations and sustainable future profitability; potential further improvements to the profitability and efficiency across operations by optimizing cryptocurrency mining output, continuing to lower direct mining operations cost structure, and maximizing existing electrical and infrastructure capacity including with new mining equipment; continued adoption of cryptocurrency; the efficacy of the Antminer S19 Pro Bitcoin mining machines; the estimated hashrate ranging from 96 to 104 terahash per second (TH/s) with an energy efficiency of 29.5 joules per terahash (J/TH), a power consumption of 3250W and the deployment collectively producing a total of 52,496 terahash per second; any statements related to the grant of stock options to certain Neptune directors and officers. Forward-looking statements and information are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that, while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, and contingencies. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict, that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied thereby, and are developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, including but not limited to: the inherent risks involved in the cryptocurrency and general securities markets; the Company’s ability to successfully mine digital currency; revenue of the Company may not increase as currently anticipated, or at all; the Company may not be able to profitably liquidate its current digital currency inventory, or at all; a decline in digital currency prices may have a significant negative impact on the Company’s operations; the volatility of digital currency prices; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, currency fluctuations; regulatory restrictions, liability, competition, loss of key employees and other related risks and uncertainties. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.