VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 21, 2017 — Atlas Cloud Enterprises Inc. (CSE:AKE) (XFRA:A49) (the “Company” or “Atlas Cloud”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of MKH Electric City Holdings LLC, a Washington State company which owns a 6,600-sq. ft. location which Atlas Cloud believes will be ideal for digital currency mining. The facility (“The Grant County Data Centre”) is currently being converted to host cryptocurrency mining servers. Atlas Cloud intends to dedicate this facility to mining Bitcoin.
The facility, located in Electric City Washington, is less than five kilometers from the Grand Coulee Dam which impounds a sizable portion of the Columbia River. Due to its location, the facility significantly benefits from electrical provisioning at approximately $0.03/kWh, one of the least expensive commercial rates in the world. Atlas Cloud’s energy consumption dedicated to digital currency mining for this individual location is 3.0 megawatts (“MW”), supplied by the Grant County Public Utility Department with the ability to upgrade to 5 MW.
The Grant County Data Centre, utilizing 80% of the current 3.0 MW of dedicated power, can host up to 1,700 Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) mining servers. A second phase (an additional 2.0 MW) is expected to be completed in 2019, increasing total energy dedicated to digital currency mining to 5.0 MW. Atlas Cloud is fully funded to complete Phase 1 and 2 of the Grant County Data Centre.
In the race to identify and leverage opportunities within the blockchain business environment, Atlas believes the path to long term success is through ownership of strategically located facilities where it can host its mining operations within secure and stable locations offering favourable climatic conditions, along with dedicated energy sources at advantageous rates.
The cost of the facility is $300,000 USD and the Company is expected to spend up to $2,600,000 USD in facility infrastructure costs and related expenses to retrofit the existing warehouse into a data centre.
Company President, Fred Stearman, states, “We are thrilled to transition and launch into the operational phase of commercialization of our new Bitcoin mining facility. Our recent and successful financing efforts have launched what we believe will be one of the most cost-efficient and scalable operations in the business. Washington State is an excellent jurisdiction with its access to abundant inexpensive electricity, good governance, and a cool climate important for economic server operations. Our previous extensive experience in cloud-based service delivery combined with our exciting new facility is a solid foundation from which we plan to build upon. It’s a truly exciting time at Atlas Cloud and we look forward to building a robust and vibrant business alongside commensurate shareholder value as we launch into 2018.”
Completion of the acquisition of MKH Electric City Holdings LLC is subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to, approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “Exchange”) as required.
About Atlas Cloud Enterprises Inc.
Atlas Cloud Enterprises Inc. is a growth oriented, CSE-listed company focusing on the business of providing co-location and backup/redundancy IT, telecom equipment and cloud computing. Atlas Cloud will provide customers with secure power access, cooling and bandwidth to ensure co-located, back-up or Cloud systems have minimum risk of failure. Furthermore, Atlas is focussed on the blockchain sector and digital currency mining. Atlas Cloud aims to become the lowest-cost producer for digital currency mining and blockchain infrastructure. Atlas Cloud owns a facility which, it intends to use for digital currency mining, in Electric City which currently offers a dedicated energy source of 3.0 MW and is seeking to significantly expand it operations with the development of additional low-cost energy facilities.
On behalf of the Board,
Fred Stearman, President & Director
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FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION
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