“We are miners. We are the backbone of the whole thing. That being said, we are experimenting and looking to do some innovation around Proof of Stake. We haven’t announced anything yet, but that’s obviously an area we feel that’s an opportunity to generate yield from.”
For a sustainable future, green mining looks like the most appealing option. Along with DMG Blockchain Solutions, Argo plans to launch the first clean energy Bitcoin mining pool.
According to Nature’s recent report, about 40 percent of China’s Bitcoin mines are powered with coal, while the rest use renewables. Elaborating on the same, Wall said,
“I personally don’t think we should be mining crypto with coal-powered energy sources.”
Given the efficiency that can be derived out of immersion mining, Wall called it the ‘future’ of mining. He attributed it to be a great way to control heat and make machines last longer.
Focussing on green and renewable power, Argo is currently building their flagship facility in Texas that would consume somewhere between 200-800 megawatts. He added,
“I think it’s advantageous to be in North America because the costs are still effective, it’s obviously a stable political environment.”
The heart of Argo’s business in the short term and the medium term is Bitcoin mining. Up to 95 percent of their revenue is generated through the same. Talking about Argo’s ‘privileged position’, Wall said,
“We haven’t sold any Bitcoin so far in 2021. We’ve just been holding. We have over 750 Bitcoins in our treasury right now. We mined 165 Bitcoins last month”
The ESG concerns of institutions that want to have Bitcoin on their balance sheet are going to be a big driver for miners using renewable power in North America.
Wall noted that there are efforts to ensure that Bitcoin becomes synonymous to clean energy and clean energy innovation. He added, “We think that’s really going to be attractive for people in the future to say ‘this’ Bitcoin is clean.”