Debt-ridden Bitcoin (BTC) miner Argo Blockchain mined 147 BTC in December — 25.75% less than the 198 BTC it mined in November.
Argo’s CEO Peter Wall said:
“While our mining results for December were lower than anticipated, the primary driver was the winter storm which led us to curtail operations at Helios.”
The curtailment also reduced Argo’s mining revenue by nearly a million U.S. dollars or 28% from $3.46 million in November to $2.49 million last month. However, its Bitcoin and Bitcoin Equivalent Mining Margin improved to 48% in December compared to 29% in November.
Argo said that the miner’s total hash rate capacity remains at 2.5 EH/s.
As of Dec. 31, the miner held 141 BTC worth approximately $2.4 million at current prices. The firm also had $20 million in cash and its total debts amounted to $79 million at the end of 2022.
In December, Argo reached an agreement with Galaxy Digital to sell its Helios facility in Texas for $65 million. It also received a $35 million loan from Galaxy Digital, which it used to reduce its debt burden.
“This deal [with Galaxy Digital] also allows Argo to continue our mining operations, both at Helios as a hosted customer, as well as at our owned-and-operated facilities in Quebec.”