Neptune Announces an Additional 53,000 Terahash of Bitcoin Mining Machines Are Now Operational

Neptune Announces an Additional 53,000 Terahash of Bitcoin Mining Machines Are Now Operational

Vancouver, British Columbia–September 21, 2022 – Neptune Digital Assets Corp. (TSXV: NDA) (OTC Pink: NPPTF) (FSE: 1NW) (“Neptune” or the “Company“), a blockchain technology and cryptocurrency leader in Canada, is pleased to announce that it has brought an additional 53 petahash per second (PH/s) of mining capacity online and these machines are now producing bitcoin.

New Bitcoin ASIC Mining Machines

These Antminer S19 Pro Bitcoin mining machines have been tested, installed, and are now producing Bitcoin. The Antminer S19 Pro is the latest generation Bitcoin ASIC miner produced by leading hardware manufacturer Bitmain. The Antminer S19 Pro’s mining SHA-256 algorithm boasts a hashrate ranging from 96 to 104 terahash per second (TH/s) with an energy efficiency of 29.5 joules per terahash (J/TH) and a power consumption of 3250W. The Bitcoin mining machine deployment collectively produces a total of 52,496 terahash per second. The new Bitcoin mining machines are deployed using the Luxor mining pool and are hosted in a state-of-the-art facility in the USA owned and operated by Aspen Creek Digital Corporation (ACDC). Launched in 2022, ACDC’s mission is to catalyze the decarbonization of power generation by building the world’s leading fleet of renewably powered high-performance computing facilities.

“We are happy we can finally bring on the additional 53 petahash of mining capacity purchased in late 2021. The mining business has been challenging over the last 12 months, however it does still remain profitable and we will continue to carefully grow these operations while focused on cost savings and profit margins. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Aspen where we can grow our renewable focused mining operations. We are fortunate to have the financial means to take advantage of the current bear market and acquire assets at a discount using cash raised at the peak of the bull cycle,” stated Cale Moodie, Neptune’s CEO.

Stock Option Issuance

The Company announces the grant of stock options to purchase up 2,000,000 common shares in the capital of the Company to certain directors and officers of the Company in accordance with the terms of the Company’s stock option plan. The stock options will be exercisable at $0.23 per common share and for a period of 10 years from the date of issuance.

About Neptune Digital Assets Corp.
Neptune Digital Assets (TSXV: NDA) is one of the first publicly-traded blockchain companies in Canada and is a cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure leader with operations across the digital asset ecosystem including Bitcoin mining, proof-of-stake mining, blockchain nodes, decentralized finance (DeFi), and other associated blockchain technologies.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Cale Moodie, President and CEO
Neptune Digital Assets Corp.
1-800-545-0941
www.neptunedigitalassets.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX ‎Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.‎

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans”, “proposes” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to, Company’s operations and sustainable future profitability; potential further improvements to the profitability and efficiency across operations by optimizing cryptocurrency mining output, continuing to lower direct mining operations cost structure, and maximizing existing electrical and infrastructure capacity including with new mining equipment; continued adoption of cryptocurrency; the efficacy of the Antminer S19 Pro Bitcoin mining machines; the estimated hashrate ranging from 96 to 104 terahash per second (TH/s) with an energy efficiency of 29.5 joules ‎per terahash (J/TH), a power consumption of 3250W and the deployment ‎collectively producing a total of 52,496 terahash per second; any statements related to the grant of stock options to certain Neptune directors and officers. Forward-looking statements and information are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that, while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, and contingencies. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict, that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied thereby, and are developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, including but not limited to: the inherent risks involved in the cryptocurrency and general securities markets; the Company’s ability to successfully mine digital currency; revenue of the Company may not increase as currently anticipated, or at all; the Company may not be able to profitably liquidate its current digital currency inventory, or at all; a decline in digital currency prices may have a significant negative impact on the Company’s operations; the volatility of digital currency prices; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, currency fluctuations; regulatory restrictions, liability, competition, loss of key employees and other related risks and uncertainties. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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WISeKey to Invest up to $10 Million Over the Next Two Years to Perform Bitcoin Mining From its Swiss Mountain Secure Bunker and Adapt its Cybersecurity Technologies to Defend Against Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Activities

WISeKey to Invest up to $10 Million Over the Next Two Years to Perform Bitcoin Mining From its Swiss Mountain Secure Bunker and Adapt its Cybersecurity Technologies to Defend Against Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Activities

The crypto mining and cybersecurity mining operations will be performed via a Special Purpose vehicle already created in Zoug with the name TrusteCoin AG
Benefits generated by Bitcoin mining process will be used to foster WISeKey’s cybersecurity expertise on protecting its clients against illicit cryptocurrency mining activities

Bitcoin mining will be performed from WISeKey’s Geneva Datacenter, and a former Swiss military bunker located in the Swiss Alps similar to the one filmed by Bloomberg back in 2014  https://youtu.be/xkWVxh-gRi8

Geneva, Switzerland – January 3, 2022 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd, (“WISeKey,” SIX: WIHN / Nasdaq: WKEY), a Swiss cybersecurity, AI and IoT company announced today its plan to invest up to $10 million over the next two years, to perform Bitcoin mining from its Geneva datacenter and a former Swiss military bunker located in the Swiss Alps, aiming to adapt cybersecurity technologies to help its customers defend themselves against illicit cryptocurrency mining activities.

WISeKey’s main objective of entering crypto mining operations is to help its clients protect against crypto jacking that occurs when malicious cyber actors effectively hijack the processing power of the devices and systems by exploiting vulnerabilities (in webpages, software, and operating systems), and illicitly install crypto mining software on victim devices and systems.

Crypto jacking involves maliciously installed programs that are persistent or non-persistent. Non-persistent crypto jacking usually occurs only while a user is visiting a particular webpage or has an internet browser open. Persistent crypto jacking continues to occur even after a user has stopped visiting the source that originally caused their system to perform mining activity. It is estimated that fifty out of every 100,000 devices have encountered a cryptocurrency miner.

WISeKey’s crypto mining operations will be performed via a Special Purpose vehicle already created in Zoug with the name TrusteCoin AG. The objective will be to gradually acquire and install over one thousand bitcoin mining machines at its secure Swiss Alps bunker facilities that will be connected to a control center at WISeKey bunker in Geneva. WISeKey is also looking at other similar locations offering the same type of bunkers such as in Gibraltar and United States that will be gradually connected to the network taking into consideration regulatory and sustainability aspects.

After China’s crypto space crackdown back in mid of 2021, the majority of the world’s bitcoin mining power settled in the United States. The local bitcoin mining industry now dominates the bitcoin mining market and produces over 35% of the world’s bitcoin mining hash rate and there is a great opportunity for cybersecurity companies to jump on this market with their technology. Through TrusteCoin AG, WISeKey is surfing the tide of blockchain and NFT interest through a crypto mining venture. The crypto mining services will be focused on simplifying consumer ownership of secure Bitcoin mining equipment through the integration of cybersecurity offered by WISeKey and smart-contract technologies to simplify the often-intimidating crypto mining process, while providing an affordable entry cost for WISeKey clients.

Since 1999, WISeKey was one of first ever companies to provide trusted, ultra-secure hosting using Swiss Alps bunkers. These ultra-secure bunkers facilities are adequate for critical-mission infrastructures and ideally located to perform Bitcoin mining. The WISeKey mountain bunkers facilities are Swiss military granite bunkers, built in the Swiss Alps to support the data even from nuclear catastrophes. These bunkers have been transformed to provide an ultra-secure environment for bitcoin mining as they have IT security certifications from the ISO 27001 to the impressive EM-SHIELD seal, which certifies protection against electromagnetic pulse.

About WISeKey
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.6 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:
WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact: Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com

WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact: Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

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This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance, or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

 

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Arcane Green Data enters agreement with Luxor Technology Corporation and goes live with current hosting capacity

Arcane Green Data enters agreement with Luxor Technology Corporation and goes live with current hosting capacity

Stockholm October 19, 2021 – Arcane Crypto’s wholly owned subsidiary Arcane Green Data Services AS (“Arcane Green Data”) has entered into an agreement with US-based Luxor Technology Corporation (“Luxor”) regarding the sale of computing power for mining operations. Arcane Green Data’s current hosting capacity of 1.25 MW is now fully utilized.

On 28th June 2021, Arcane Green Data signed a leasing contract for hosting miners and thereby took the first step in establishing a bitcoin mining operation. The lease agreement for Arcane Green Data’s hosting capacity for bitcoin miners totaled 2.5 MW. Arcane Green Data will invest in additional mining equipment and expects that the full capacity of the 2.5 MW will be utilized by bitcoin miners in Q1 2022.

At current market conditions (bitcoin price of 61,000 USD and total market hash rate of 145 EH/s), Arcane Green Data will generate around 4 MSEK in monthly revenue at the current capacity of 1.25 MW.

“It is a pleasure to be working with Luxor given their expertise in building infrastructure for digital assets. Arcane Green Data is already a highly profitable venture, and we expect to double our hosting capacity in Q1 2022. We remain committed to securing the bitcoin blockchain in the cleanest way possible, with renewable energy,” says Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO of Arcane Crypto.

Alex Brammer, VP of Business Development at Luxor commented “We are excited to grow our European footprint with Arcane Crypto. Arcane’s expansion into the mining space is a great complement to the value they are adding across different verticals within the crypto industry, and we are honored to be a strategic partner on their mining initiative.”

For further information, please contact:
Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO, Arcane Crypto AB
E-mail: ir@arcanecrypto.no

About Arcane Crypto
Arcane Crypto develops and invests in projects, focusing on bitcoin and digital assets. Arcane operates a portfolio of businesses, spanning the value chain of digital finance. As a group we deliver services for payments, investments, and trading. In addition, we have a media and research division.

Arcane has the ambition to become a leading player in the digital assets space by growing the existing businesses, invest in cutting edge projects, and through acquisitions and consolidation.

The Company is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and Mangold Fondkommission is Certified Adviser, tel. +46 8 5030 1550, e-mail: ca@mangold.se, web: www.mangold.se.

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