Advertisement
U.S. markets open in 1 hour 10 minutes
  • S&P Futures

    5,085.00
    +4.75 (+0.09%)
     
  • Dow Futures

    39,112.00
    -4.00 (-0.01%)
     
  • Nasdaq Futures

    18,015.50
    +38.50 (+0.21%)
     
  • Russell 2000 Futures

    2,049.00
    +16.80 (+0.83%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    77.56
    -0.02 (-0.03%)
     
  • Gold

    2,046.50
    +7.60 (+0.37%)
     
  • Silver

    22.65
    +0.12 (+0.55%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.0855
    +0.0002 (+0.02%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    4.2990
    0.0000 (0.00%)
     
  • Vix

    13.59
    -0.15 (-1.09%)
     
  • dólar/libra

    1.2679
    -0.0009 (-0.07%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    150.2040
    -0.4480 (-0.30%)
     
  • Bitcoin USD

    57,081.48
    +5,733.72 (+11.17%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    885.54
    0.00 (0.00%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,686.04
    +1.74 (+0.02%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    39,239.52
    +5.81 (+0.01%)
     

U.S.’ first nuclear-powered Bitcoin mining center to open in Q1

The U.S. will open its first nuclear-powered data center offering Bitcoin mining in the first quarter of the year. The Cumulus Susquehanna data center in Pennsylvania has been completed by Cumulus Data, a subsidiary of independent power producer Talen Energy.

See related article: Weekly Market Wrap: Bitcoin up over 21% in best weekly performance since Feb. 2021. Bull run or bull trap?

Fast facts

  • The data center is expected to start hosting nuclear-powered Bitcoin mining and cloud computing services in the first quarter of 2023, the first such service in the U.S., World Nuclear News reported.

  • In August 2021, Talen Energy partnered with U.S.-based Bitcoin mining firm TeraWulf to develop the Nautilus Cryptomine, a zero-carbon Bitcoin mining facility, on Cumulus Data’s campus.

  • TeraWulf is in “the initial stages of ramping its mining operations” and expects the nuclear-powered data center to “provide 50 MW of net mining capacity to TeraWulf” in the first quarter of 2023.

  • The 300,000-square-foot data center is powered by Susquehanna’s 2.5-gigawatt nuclear power plant.

  • The Bitcoin mining difficulty rose 10.26% last Monday to a new all-time high of 37.59 trillion, as numerous U.S.-based mining firms came back online after winter storms forced them to shut operations.

  • Bitcoin dipped 0.5% in the past 24 hours, trading at US$22,790 at 10 p.m. in Hong Kong, according to CoinGecko data.

See related article: 2023 Should be the Year of Web3 Security

Advertisement