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The9 Limited Announces Expansion of U.S. Crypto Mining Operations in 32MW Deal with Compute North

Date Published

11/12/2021

Deployment of 10,000 Bitmain S19j Miners to Begin in Q2 2022

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., November 12, 2021 – NBTC Limited (“NBTC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY), an established Internet company, and Compute North, an industry leader in economical, large-scale computing and cryptocurrency mining infrastructure, today announced an agreement for Compute North to provide more than 32MW of capacity for 10,000 Bitmain S19j miners that NBTC will deploy in the United States, beginning in the second quarter of 2022.

NBTC has an additional 14,000 Bitmain S19j miners that are expected to be deployed with hosting partners in other countries such as Canada, starting from December this year.

“We are pleased to be moving forward with Compute North as our preferred, long-term hosting provider in the United States. Upon the completion of the deployment of these 24,000 Bitmain S19j miners, we expect to be producing an additional hash rate of 2,160PH/S,” said Zhifang Cai, CEO at NBTC. “This agreement helps further our goals of sourcing hosting solutions that offer efficient and environmentally friendly power resources in facilities around the world for NBTC to deploy our cryptocurrency mining machines.”

Compute North’s robust site development pipeline and proven expertise in cryptocurrency hosting solutions enables NBTC to meet its objectives to expand operations in the United States. Further, the companies are aligned in their commitment to sustainability and operating as a strategic asset to the grid. With a consistent yet interruptible load profile, Compute North works collaboratively with power providers in support of developing an intelligent grid that relieves congestion and strengthens the stability of local power markets. NBTC will continue to seek for efficient and environmentally friendly power resources and mining facilities around the world to deploy its cryptocurrency mining machines.

Cryptocurrency mining, which may be curtailed or taken offline in periods of low supply or peak demand, presents an ideal counterpart for renewables. To activate this potential, Compute North has entered into demand response programs with select energy partners, which enables the ability to be rapidly curtailed and dispatch power to mission-critical customers, such as hospitals. “We’re proud that Compute North’s focus on sustainable mining solutions factored into NBTC’s decision to partner with us for its upcoming U.S. deployment,” said Dave Perrill, CEO at Compute North. “Because of the unique and important relationship between our data centers and power providers, the process of mining has demonstrated the ability to provide added benefit to the energy ecosystem across the U.S., in addition to supporting the ongoing health of a truly transformative technology and digital asset class.”

About Compute North
Compute North is the North American leader in TIER 0™ computing. The company provides efficient, low-cost, and highly scalable infrastructure for clients in the blockchain, cryptocurrency mining and the distributed computing space. With operations in Texas, South Dakota, and Nebraska, Compute North brings a unique combination of data center, energy, and computing expertise to deliver the lowest cost computing in the world. For additional information, please visit www.computenorth.com.
For further information, please contact: [email protected]

About The9 Limited
The9 Limited (The9) is an Internet company listed on Nasdaq in 2004. The9 aims to become a global diversified high-tech Internet company, and is engaged in blockchain business including the operation of cryptocurrency mining and a Non-Fungible Token platform NFTSTAR.

Safe Harbor Statement
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For further information, please contact:

Ms. Connie Sun
Investor Relations Specialist
The9 Limited
Tel: +86-21-6108-6080
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.the9.com/en

Date Published

11/12/2021

Author

Kenzie Maynard

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