Riot Blockchain, one of many world’s largest Bitcoin mining corporations, stated Aug. 3 that it mined 318 Bitcoin (BTC) in July, a lower of round 28.21% in comparison with the identical month in 2021 when it mined 443 BTC.
The mining agency attributed the lower in mining to the curtailment of some operations because of the growing energy demand in Texas final month owing to a warmth wave. According to the National Weather Service’s Houston-Galveston, Texas noticed its hottest July on document final month, Houston Public Media reported.
But the curtailment additionally lowered the corporate’s energy value and helped Riot Blockchain achieve an estimated $9.5 million in energy credit, which can be credited in opposition to its energy payments, the agency stated.
Riot CEO Jason Les stated:
“As energy demand in ERCOT reached all-time highs this past month, the Company voluntarily curtailed its energy consumption in order to ensure that more power would be available in Texas.”
Les added that Riot curtailed 11,717-megawatt hours in July, sufficient to energy 13,121 common properties for one month. He additionally stated that the discount in energy value and the facility credit it gained considerably outweighed the discount in mined Bitcoin. In reality, Les expects that the facility credit will successfully get rid of the agency’s July energy costs.
Riot Blockchain offered 275 Bitcoins final month, incomes web proceeds of round $5.6 million, and held 6,696 BTC on the finish of July.
Riot stated the discount in Bitcoin mining was additionally partially affected by the relocation of its miners from Coinmint’s facility to its Whinstone Facility in Rockdale, Texas. The relocation resulted in round 12,146 miners being offline.