According to the company’s website, the Bitfury Clarke “can execute a hashrate of up to 120 gigahashes per second (GH/s) and a power efficiency rate as low as 55 millijoules per gigahash (mJ/GH).”
The company’s chief executive officer, Valery Vavilov, stated: “Bitfury is looking at all factors, including silicon packaging, chip efficiency, optimal power distribution, cooling designs and speed of development when designing our mining hardware.”
The researchers assert that “the only purpose of this botnet looks to be just going after and removing another botnet com.ufo.miner,” and note that the “bot appears to have strong links to the original satori botnet.”
“The bot does not use traditional DNS to communicate with the C2, instead, it utilizes blockchain DNS to resolve the non-stand C2 name musl.lib,” the researchers added.
The wind farm, first announced in July, will be used to power cryptocurrency mining operations, with the company also announcing its intention to sell surplus power back to the Moroccan electricity grid through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
John Belizaire, the chief executive officer of Soluna, stated: “Morocco has a law in place that effectively guarantees a PPA for energy providers. We will start with that and grow from there,” noting that Moroccan law “allows the government of Morocco to purchase up to 20 percent of our excess power.”
“Depending on our future capacity, we may engage with the larger commercial off-taker in the country and beyond to purchase our power,” Mr. Belizaire added.