Crypto mining operator Core Scientific will become the first North American cooperative repair center for mining equipment from Bitmain.
According to an announcement of the company’s officials they will offer repair services for Bitmain’s miners as it will decrease delivery costs related to hardware t sending o Asia, together with the time it takes to fix Bitmain’s proprietary hardware.
New company Core Scientific will also be able to perform repairs of miners with expired warranty terms with engineers approved by the Bitmain’s Ant Training Academy.
Taras Kulyk, Core Scientific’s Senior VP of Blockchain Development, mentioned China as the dominant in the sphere of digital mining.
He admitted, that global hashrate diversification has recently grown as other countries (the U.S. in particular) fight for their place in mining industry:
“This growth in demand has massively increased the strain on the repair services needed to maintain the fleet within the US and Canada. Importantly, being selected as the cooperative repair center for Bitmain will allow our customers, as well as other Bitmain product users, within North America to materially reduce downtime and the costs involved in repairing their bitmain hardware.”
Russell Cann, Core Scientific’s Chief Customer Success Officer, mentioned on the benefits of a North American repair center:
“At a minimum, the Core Scientific warranty repair center will save customers the international shipping cost of units going to Hong Kong. More importantly, the customer downtime of a unit in-warranty repair will be significantly shortened by having a large US operator handle warranty repair. Current shipping savings is estimated to be as much as US$100/unit and having a repair center within North America should cut the repair time by as much as two weeks.”
Over the past year, the crypto mining industry in the United States has encountered the growth of activity with the increase of Bitcoin’s hash rate by 78% between September 2019 and April 2020.