TORONTO & BROSSARD, Quebec – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Bitfarms Ltd. (“Bitfarms” or the “Company”) (TSXV: BITF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an equipment rental agreement with BlockFills for 1,000 WhatsMiner M31S + miners which will be delivered and installed in approximately two weeks. BlockFills is the leading electronic provider of over-the-counter digital liquidity, operating an electronic communications network model. Bitfarms is also pleased to announce that it has entered into a tentative agreement with Dominion Capital LLC (“Domination”) modify certain terms and conditions of two of its US $ 5,000,000 loan tranches. The maturity date of the US $ 5,000,000 loan tranche initially due on April 17, 2021 will be extended to November 1, 2021. In addition, the Company’s loan tranche due June 20, 2021 will add a conversion which will allow Dominion to convert debt into at the rate of US $ 0.59 per common share, a premium of approximately 70% over the current market price of the Company’s shares. The above changes are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the finalization of legal documentation.
Lease of 1,000 new generation miners
The Company has entered into an equipment lease with BlockFills for 1,000 WhatsMiner M31S + miners for a period of 24 months and bears an implied annual interest rate of 12%. The lease also includes a discounted purchase option which, when exercised, will transfer ownership of the equipment to Bitfarms at the end of the lease term for a nominal amount. Bitfarms will make weekly rental payments that will fully reduce the capitalized cost of miners over the term of the lease.
Each WhatsMiner M31S + miner produces an average of 82 terahash per second of computing power while consuming approximately 3.44 kWh of energy, or 42 joules per terahash. The mining equipment is expected to be fully operational within two weeks and will add approximately 82 petahash per second to the Company’s installed computing power and consume approximately 3.4 megawatts (“MW”) of electricity. The new equipment will improve the company’s IT efficiency to around 17 PH per MW, thereby expanding Bitfarms’ position as the most efficient publicly traded cryptocurrency miner in Canada in terms of computing power relative to the market. electricity consumption.
Restructuring of existing tickets
The Company has entered into an agreement with Dominion to modify the second tranche of the US $ 5,000,000 loan to extend the maturity date of the original maturity date from April 17, 2021 to November 1, 2021. The interest rate for the period April 17 to November 1, 2021 will remain unchanged at 10% per annum. In return, Bitfarms will issue 1 million restricted shares to Dominion.
The Company has also entered into an agreement with Dominion to modify its third loan tranche of US $ 5,000,000 due June 20, 2021 to make it convertible, at Dominion’s option, into common shares of Bitfarms at a fixed conversion of 0. US $ 59 per share, a premium of approximately 70% of the current market price of the Company’s shares.
“The restructuring of our second and third loan tranches with Dominion will provide valuable flexibility and additional time to generate cash from operations to enhance Bitfarms’ ability to meet future commitments and obligations as it continues to operate. continues to grow and develop its activities. Dominion has been great partners and supporters of Bitfarms as we continue to grow, ”commented John Rim, COO and CFO of Bitfarms.
“We are also excited to partner with BlockFills to lease 1,000 next generation miners, especially during this time of low inventory of available mining equipment. Bitfarms is working with BlockFills to complete new lease financing in the coming weeks, which will allow the company to add even more operational capacity. Given the recent increase in Bitcoin prices, Bitfarms is well positioned as the mining economy continues to improve following Bitcoin’s halving last May and we are delighted to be able to continue executing our strategy of growth, ”said Emi Grodzki, Interim CEO. by Bitfarms.
Publication of financial results for the second quarter of 2020
Bitfarms is also announcing that it will release its second quarter 2020 results on Friday, August 28, 2020 before the market opens. Senior management of the company will host a webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on August 28, 2020, to discuss Bitfarms’ financial and operational results. The webcast presentation and registration link will be available on the Company’s website at www.bitfarms.com.
About Bitfarms Ltd.
The Company owns and operates data centers that power the global decentralized financial economy. Bitfarms provides computing power to cryptocurrency networks such as Bitcoin, earning fees from each network for securing and processing transactions. Powered by clean and competitively priced hydropower, Bitfarms operates 5 data centers in Quebec, Canada. Bitfarms’ experienced leadership team includes industrial scale data center operators and capital markets professionals, focused on building infrastructure for the future by growing and hosting the growing ecosystem. around blockchain-based technologies.
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