Marathon Digital has announced the purchase of additional Bitcoin mining hardware from Bitmain.
According to a release issued on Monday, the United States-based Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant has completed a purchase deal for 30,000 Antminer S19j Pro at a reported cost of $120.7 million.
The news marks a continued increase of Marathon’s Bitcoin mining inventory, with Bitmain expected to complete the delivery of the new rigs by June 2022.
With the 30,000 rigs in tow, Marathon’s total Bitcoin miner count will go north of 133,000, delivering an estimated hash rate of 13.3 exahashes per second (EH/s).
To put the figure into perspective, data from BTC.com puts the top three BTC mining pools at between 13.16 EH/s and 18.67 EH/s.
At 13.3 EH/s per second, Marathon will effectively control over 12% of the current Bitcoin mining hash rate.