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CEO of Montana-Based Power Block Coin Thinks Declining Cryptocurrency Prices Are Boon For Miners

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 19:07
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Alex Dovbnya
A $251 mln crypto mining farm in Montana Connections is still being built despite market woes while similar facilities are already in the offing
CEO of Montana-Based Power Block Coin Thinks Declining Cryptocurrency Prices Are Boon For Miners
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The Montana Standard reports that Power Block Coin LLC is planning to expand its cryptocurrency mining business despite a dramatic drop in cryptocurrency prices. The company’s CEO, Aaron Tilton, believes that the mining industry could actually take advantage of the declining market.


10 months later  

Due to a double-whammy of rising Bitcoin difficulty and falling Bitcoin prices (the king of crypto lost more than 75 percent of its value since reaching its ATH exactly one year ago), major industry players such as AMD and Nvidia have already called it quits, and even the Beijing-based crypto monster Bitmain is struggling.

Amid the Falling Market, Miners are Tempted to Quit the Business

With that being said, Tilton still believes that it’s high time to invest in the mining industry (10 months later after its initial announcement), and the reason is quite simple: extremely cheap mining equipment. As U.Today reported earlier, GPU prices have plummeted in South Africa, but the point is that mining equipment is getting cheaper globally given that the dampened enthusiasm of cryptocurrency miners results in a lower demand.

The demand is still there

Power Block Coin LLC is planning to invest a staggering $251 mln in the 15-strong mining facility. As of now, they are working on electricity solutions. Apart from Montana Connections, they plan to turn three more data centers into full-fledged mining farms. It is worth mentioning that they are planning to function as a service provider instead of entirely focusing on mining cryptocurrencies.   

When asked how the current crypto rout will affect the buildout of the mining farm, Tilton emphasized that they do not suffer from a shortage of clients. On top of that, he expects their numbers to increase since the ‘demand has chilled’.

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at

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