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|Canaan Secures Follow-On Purchase Orders from Cipher and Stronghold
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|/s/ Nangeng Zhang
|Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Date: January 3, 2024
Canaan Secures Follow-On Purchase Orders from Cipher and Stronghold
- Cipher’s JV entities have purchased 16,700 A1466 model Avalon Miners; the 11,000 previously bought A1346 model Avalon Miners have been delivered and installed at Cipher’s Odessa Facility
- Stronghold has purchased 1,100 A1346 model Avalon Miners; the 2,000 previously bought A1346 model Avalon Miners have been delivered and installed at Stronghold’s Patha Creek Plant
SINGAPORE, January 3, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Canaan Inc. (NASDAQ: CAN) ("Canaan"), a leading high-performance computing solutions provider, today announced that it has secured follow-on purchase orders from joint venture entities of Cipher Mining Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFR) (“Cipher”) and from Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDIG) (“Stronghold”). The orders, which combined involve the purchase of over 17,000 Bitcoin mining machines, build upon Canaan’s existing relationships with Cipher and Stronghold.
On December 29, 2023, Cipher, a leading developer and operator of Bitcoin mining data centers, entered into an agreement whereby two joint venture entities in which Cipher has a 49% interest purchased from Canaan 16,700 A1466 model mining machines with an average hash rate of 150T/s. These machines are to be delivered in April and May 2024 for use at Cipher’s Bear and Chief data centers, both located in Texas. The 11,000 A1346 model mining machines which were purchased on May 9, 2023 have been delivered and installed at Cipher’s Odessa data center.
On December 26, 2023, Stronghold, a vertically integrated Bitcoin mining company, entered into an agreement whereby Stronghold has purchased from Canaan 1,100 A1346 model mining machines with an average hash rate of 123T/s. These are to be delivered by January 2024 for use at Stronghold's Scrubgrass Plant. Additionally, Stronghold has an option to purchase an additional 2,500 A1466 model mining machines with an average hash rate of 140T/s-150T/s. The 2,000 A1346 model mining machines which were purchased on July 27, 2023 have been delivered and installed at Stronghold’s Patha Creek Plant.
Mr. Nangeng Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canaan, commented, “These follow-on orders underscore our robust partnerships with publicly-traded mining companies and affirm the capabilities of our new A14 product series. As conditions improve and we approach the next Bitcoin bull market, our computing power sales are resurging across diverse channels, reaching institutional customers, distributors, and online retail stores. This persistent demand from industry players for Canaan’s machines is a testament to our sophisticated, proven technology and the quality of our product. We are eager to support new and existing customers worldwide as the cryptocurrency space continues to evolve.”
Tyler Page, CEO of Cipher Mining Inc., commented, “We are excited to once again partner with Canaan for our 60 MW expansion at our Bear and Chief facilities. The Canaan machines we purchased last year are among the top-performing rigs in our fleet, especially in the hot summer months in Texas. Our relationship with Canaan has been great, and we look forward to future dealings with their team.”
Greg Beard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stronghold, commented, “We are thrilled to enhance our partnership with Canaan through the acquisition of these A1346 miners, along with an option to purchase A1466 miners, which are on the cutting-edge of Bitcoin mining technology. Based on our positive experience from previous miner purchases, the A1346 is an outperformer in our air-cooled StrongBox containers. It provides an attractive value proposition with its remarkable hash rate, energy efficiency, and competitive pricing, and we are eager to put these new machines to work.”
About Canaan Inc.
Established in 2013, Canaan Inc. (NASDAQ: CAN), is a technology company focusing on ASIC high-performance computing chip design, chip research and development, computing equipment production, and software services. Canaan's vision is “super computing is what we do, social enrichment is why we do it.” Canaan has extensive experience in chip design and streamlined production in the ASIC field. In 2013, under the leadership of Mr. Nangeng Zhang, founder and CEO, Canaan's founding team shipped to its customers the world's first batch of mining machines incorporating ASIC technology in Bitcoin's history under the brand name, Avalon. In 2019, Canaan completed its initial public offering on the Nasdaq Global Market. To learn more about Canaan, please visit https://www.canaan.io/.
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