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Giga Watt Token Launch announced that has already raised $11 million, more than 30% of its $30 million goal, to democratize access to the crypto mining operation founded by former Microsoft engineer Dave Carlson.
The Washington state-based facility allows anyone to participate in cryptocurrency mining through the WTT token, making attainable what has traditionally been an expensive, resource-reliant endeavor. WTT tokens represent the right to use the Giga Watt processing center’s capacity rent-free for 50 years, to accommodate 1 Watt’s worth of mining equipment power consumption. Token owners can use this capacity to accommodate their own miners, or can rent out the WTT token to other users.
Giga Watt’s state-of-the-art facility in Wenatchee allows Bitcoins to be mined for under $600, significantly cheaper than their online purchase price of nearly $3,000. Access to inexpensive energy makes the location particularly economical, especially compared to many East Coast cities where interest in digital currencies is rising rapidly. Launched in partnership with Cryptonomos on June 2, 2017, the 60-day Giga Watt token sale has raised $11.6 million and counting, with latest statistics available here.
By tokenizing our mining infrastructure, Giga Watt is finally able to extend our huge economic advantage to anyone in the world, large or small, to run their own mining business and be successful by having our expert team build and manage it,” said Dave Carlson, founder and CEO of Giga Watt. “This is a move to decentralize the global balance of mining power and put it back in the hands of the little guy. The home miner built bitcoin, and I want anyone to succeed as a true participant in the explosive growth of cryptocurrency mining.