As reported several weeks ago, MGT completed the move of its Swedish operations to locations in Colorado and Ohio. At that time, we stated that when Bitcoin mining economics allow for profitable operation, we would re-commence mining. All but 600 miners are currently racked and plugged in, and ready to start operation. Over this period, we have negotiated with our counterparties in both locations, and are pleased to announce that we have entered into a letter of intent with Standard Power of Ohio that is expected to vastly improve Bitcoin mining economics for MGT.
The LOI, non-binding and subject to definitive agreement, is expected to result in profitable Bitcoin mining even at a sub-$2,000 price of Bitcoin, assuming a stable Difficulty Rate. The proposed arrangement envisions a management agreement whereby MGT provides up to 2,400 miners and Standard Power provides the hosting facility and infrastructure. After paying net electricity costs and onsite labor, the two companies will split the operating profit.
The key to maximizing profitability will be the utilization of an algorithmic hedging strategy executed by Standard Power working hand in hand with MGT. This strategy will utilize futures markets to hedge specific peaks on the power demand curve, thereby leading to a lower average net cost of power utilized from the energy provider. The models which drive the strategy estimate hedging approximately 10% of the power used by mining operations; netting against the corresponding downtime in production (inclusive of rebooting), unit costs of mining should be reduced considerably.
Steve Schaeffer, Chief Operating Officer of MGT, commented, "This proposed agreement is a win-win for both sides, and provides a template for the balance of our machines. I believe this unique approach of Standard Power and MGT may lead to dramatic changes in the typical host/miner relationship going forward. Under this structure the hosting center is secure that it maintains a reliable long-term client, while the miner now has an ability to control power pricing to effect a profitable mining model even in the down cycles."
About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.
With facilities in Washington, Colorado and Ohio, MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI) ranks as one of the largest U.S. based Bitcoin miners. MGT oversees the operation of approximately 6,000 Bitmain S9 miners, and 50 GPU-based Ethereum mining rigs. Further, the Company continues to execute on an expansion model to secure low cost power and grow its crypto assets materially.
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