Bitcoin miner Crusoe acquires Great American Mining

Quick Take

  • Crusoe Energy Systems has acquired the assets of rival Great American Mining.
  • Both companies use stranded energy from oil and gas sites to generate energy to mine bitcoin.

Bitcoin miner Crusoe Energy Systems acquired the operating assets of Great American Mining (GAM).

Under the deal, Crusoe is adding over 10 megawatts and around 4,000 ASIC to its fleet, as well as a manufacturing facility in Ponchatoula, LA to be used as Crusoe’s new research and development site. Overall, it will increase Crusoe's capacity by 9%, the company said.

"The acquisition integrates GAM’s operations into Crusoe’s DFM systems to utilize stranded and wasted energy resources to power modular data centers and enable energy-intensive computation," it said in a statement Wednesday.

Crusoe will also benefit from the company's commercial relationships with several large-scale energy producers in the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana.

“We value the relationships established by Great American Mining with oil and gas producers in the Bakken oil fields, and look forward to developing these relationships to enhance and expand DFM operations wherever flaring may be a challenge,” said Crusoe co-founder and CEO, Chase Lochmiller.

The Denver-based miner operates modular data centers, using natural gas that would otherwise be flared. It recently raised $505 million in a Series C round to accelerate the growth of its mining operation. At the time, the company said that it planned to expand its workforce to 250 people by the end of the year.

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