- TSX-V: CBITC$0.34
- OTCQX: CBTTF US$0.30
- CBIT Total Active Hash Rate: 187 PH/S
- CBIT Total Contracted Hash Rate: 725 PH/S
Cathedra Bitcoin Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Financial Results
TORONTO, May 2, 2022 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cathedra Bitcoin Inc. (TSX-V: CBIT; OTCQX: CBTTF) (“Cathedra”), a Bitcoin company that develops and operates world-class bitcoin mining infrastructure, today announces its fourth quarter and full-year audited financial results for 2021:
Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Highlights
- Increased total revenue by 660% to C$7.8 million in 2021, compared to C$1.0 million in 2020.
- Increased mined bitcoin by 131% to 120.2 BTC in 2021, compared to 52.1 BTC in 2020.
- Increased gross mining margins to 53% in 2021 (calculated as mining revenue less direct operating costs), compared to 8% in 2020.
- Increased bitcoin held in treasury by 1% to 169.3 BTC as of December 31, 2021, compared to 168.2 BTC as of December 31, 2020, more than offsetting the sale of 208.1 BTC effected under previous management.
- Increased fully diluted sats (0.00000001 BTC) mined per share by 45% to 107 sats in 2021, compared to 73 sats in 2020.
- Raised C$9.3 million in a bought deal private placement equity financing.
- Raised C$25.0 million in a non-brokered convertible debt private placement from institutional investors.
Fiscal Year 2021 Operational Highlights
- Increased deployed hash rate by 812% to 177 PH/s as of December 31, 2021, compared to 19 PH/s as of December 31, 2020.
- Increased contracted hash rate by 3,637% to 725 PH/s as of December 31, 2021, compared to 19 PH/s as of December 31, 2020.
- Launched a strategic partnership with Great American Mining, under which Cathedra deployed 6.7 MW of mining infrastructure and equipment on flare gas sites in North Dakota.
- Invested in 5,100 Bitmain Antminer S19j Pro and S19 XP bitcoin mining machines, which will increase Cathedra’s hash rate to 725 PH/s when fully installed in 2022.
- Completed a leadership transition, appointing AJ Scalia and Drew Armstrong as CEO and President/COO, respectively, and appointing AJ Scalia, Drew Armstrong, and Marcus Dent to the Company’s board of directors.
- Rebranded from Fortress Technologies Inc. to Cathedra Bitcoin Inc. to reflect new management’s aspirations for the Company and for Bitcoin as bold, ambitious, long-term projects of civilizational importance.
2022 Strategic Priorities
- Begin the process of vertical integration by manufacturing proprietary modular datacenters (“Rovers”) which can be deployed in both on- and off-grid environments, wherever the cheapest power is found. All Rovers are being manufactured in New Hampshire, USA.
- Expand the Company’s bitcoin mining hash rate by implementing a diversified approach to site selection and operations, combining off-grid and on-grid mining.
- Continue building the Company’s bitcoin treasury by hodling all mined bitcoin.
- Pursue a Nasdaq listing to increase the liquidity, trading volumes, and profile of the Company’s stock and unlock additional capital for expansion.
“2021 was a transformative year for Cathedra. We appointed a new leadership team that continues to grow; announced a new corporate mission focused on delivering sound money and abundant energy to humanity; introduced a new name and brand to reflect the new team’s long-term vision; and adopted a new strategy focused on vertical integration and a diversified approach to bitcoin mining. We will continue to build Cathedra Bitcoin into the category-defining business at the intersection of money and energy in 2022 and the decades to come,” remarked AJ Scalia, CEO of Cathedra.
For management’s complete thoughts on the direction of the Company, please view their 2021 letter to Cathedra Bitcoin shareholders at: www.cathedra.com/investors/letters/2021-letter-to-shareholders.
About Cathedra Bitcoin
Cathedra Bitcoin Inc. (TSX-V: CBIT; OTCQX: CBTTF) is a Bitcoin company that develops and operates world-class bitcoin mining infrastructure.
Cathedra believes sound money and abundant energy are the fundamental ingredients to human progress and is committed to advancing both by working closely with the energy sector to secure the Bitcoin network. Today, Cathedra owns 187 PH/s across various sites around the United States and expects to deploy an additional 538 PH/s in 2022. Upon the full deployment of its purchased machines, Cathedra’s hash rate is expected to total 725 PH/s. The Company is focused on expanding its portfolio of hash rate through a diversified approach to site selection and operations, utilizing multiple energy sources across various jurisdictions.
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