DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTC: MGTI) announced today that it has entered a purchase order with Bitmain Technologies for in excess of 1,000 S9 Antminer Mining rigs, with shipment expected in mid fourth quarter 2017.
Following shipment and setup, MGT's Bitcoin mining operations are expected to generate $1.1 million in monthly revenue, assuming current pricing and difficulty rates. Factoring in electricity, hosting and other direct operating costs, EBITDA from the Company's Bitcoin mining operations is projected at $800,000 per month, prior to amortization of notes payable.
Stephen Schaeffer, President of MGT Crypto-Capital Strategies, stated, "I am excited to have our mining expansion moving at a rapid pace now. The revenue milestone that will be achieved by our mining programs is something we feel proud to achieve and look forward to surpassing in our future expansion."
About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.
With facilities in WA state, MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTC: MGTI) ranks as one of the largest U.S. based Bitcoin miners. Further, the Company continues to focus on an expansion model to grow its crypto assets materially.
The Company is also developing a portfolio of cyber security technologies, with industry pioneer John McAfee as its visionary leader, creating advanced protection technologies for mobile and personal tech devices, as well as corporate networks. The Company's first product, Sentinel, an enterprise class network intrusion detector, is currently in beta testing, with commercial release anticipated by the end of September 2017. The Company also has entered into a joint venture with Nordic IT to develop and market a mobile phone with extensive privacy and anti-hacking features. The Privacy Phone has a tentative release date of February 2018.
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