Self-mined 323 BTC in May, a 35% increase over April, for a total of 1,094 BTC mined year to date.
Increased hash rate capacity by over 13% month-over-month to 4.4 EH/s as of May 31, 2023.
EASTON, Md., June 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TeraWulf Inc. (Nasdaq: WULF) (“TeraWulf” or the “Company”), owners and operators of vertically integrated, domestic bitcoin mining facilities powered by more than 91% zero-carbon energy, today provided an unaudited monthly production and operations update for May 2023.
May 2023 Highlights
- Self-mined 323 bitcoin in May with an average production rate of 10.4 bitcoin per day.
- Power cost averaged $6.2k per bitcoin produced, or approximately $0.028/kWh in May.
- Deployed fleet of 36,000 miners, comprised of 20,000 miners at its wholly owned Lake Mariner facility in New York and 16,000 self-miners at the nuclear-powered Nautilus facility in Pennsylvania.
- Commenced operations in Building 2 at the Lake Mariner facility, where the Company continues to ramp to the full 50 MW of self-mining capacity, which remains on target for Q2 2023.
|Key Metrics 1||May 2023|
|Bitcoin Self-Mined 2||323|
|Self-Mining Revenue Equivalent ($M) 3||$8.9|
|Hosting Revenue ($M) 4||$0.3|
|Power Cost ($M) 5||$2.2|
|Avg. Operating Hash Rate (EH/s) 6||3.9|
|Revenue per Bitcoin||$27,519|
|Power Cost per Bitcoin||$6,251|
1 Unaudited monthly results are based on estimates, which remain subject to standard month end adjustments. The Company’s share of the earnings or losses of the Nautilus facility is reflected in the caption “Equity in net loss of investee, net of tax” in the consolidated statements of operations. Operations at Nautilus do not impact the revenue or cost of goods sold lines in TeraWulf’s consolidated statements of operations.
2 Includes BTC earned from profit sharing associated with short-term hosting agreement at the Lake Mariner facility and TeraWulf’s net share of BTC produced at the Nautilus facility.
3 Includes TeraWulf’s net share of BTC revenue generated at the Nautilus facility and profit sharing from hosting agreement.
4 Excludes BTC earned from profit sharing associated with short-term hosting agreement at the Lake Mariner facility.
5 Includes TeraWulf’s net share of power cost incurred at the Nautilus facility.
6 Includes gross total hash rate of miners hosted on short-term agreement at the lake Mariner facility.
“The increase in our hash rate this month coupled with a temporary spike in transaction fees due to the emergence of Ordinals on the blockchain more than offset May’s increase in network difficulty, enabling the Company to deliver a 35% month-over-month increase in bitcoin produced,” stated Kerri Langlais, Chief Strategy Officer of TeraWulf. “Additionally, with a realized average cost of power of less than $0.03 per kilowatt hour and average availability in excess of 98% in May, we steadily increased profit margins month over month despite challenging market conditions,” added Langlais.
“From an operational perspective, we are completing the miner installation in Building 2 at Lake Mariner, which will add another 50 MW of self-mining capacity and bring the Company’s total operational mining capacity to 160 MW and 5.5 EH/s,” continued Langlais. “Our demonstrated execution capabilities and substantial organic growth opportunities at our two sites reflect the strength of TeraWulf’s vertically integrated model and strategy to be the leading sustainable, low-cost Bitcoin miner in the sector.”
Production and Operations Update
As of May 31, 2023, the Company had an operational miner fleet of approximately 36,000 of the latest generation miners, comprised of 20,000 miners at its wholly owned Lake Mariner facility in New York (5,000 of which are hosted) and 16,000 self-miners at the nuclear-powered Nautilus facility in Pennsylvania.
TeraWulf is in the final stages of bringing all mining capacity online at Lake Mariner, which will increase Lake Mariner’s operational capacity to over 110 MW in the coming weeks. Combined, the Company expects to have a total operational capacity of 50,000 miners (5.5 EH/s) in Q2 2023, representing approximately 160 MW of power demand.
Conferences and Events
TeraWulf plans to attend the following upcoming events:
- June 6-8, LD Micro Main Event Invitational XIII Conference, Los Angeles
- June 14-15, Cantor Fitzgerald Technology Conference, New York
TeraWulf (Nasdaq: WULF) owns and operates vertically integrated, environmentally clean Bitcoin mining facilities in the United States. Led by an experienced group of energy entrepreneurs, the Company currently has two Bitcoin mining facilities: the wholly owned Lake Mariner facility in New York, and Nautilus Cryptomine facility in Pennsylvania, a joint venture with Cumulus Coin, LLC. TeraWulf generates domestically produced Bitcoin powered by nuclear, hydro, and solar energy with a goal of utilizing 100% zero-carbon energy. With a core focus on ESG that ties directly to its business success, TeraWulf expects to offer attractive mining economics at an industrial scale.
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