After such an eventful year for Bitcoin and crypto mining, Wattum was excited to join fellow industry leaders at the Mining Disrupt 2022 conference last week, which took place from July 26–28 in Miami, Florida. The fourth annual event, hosted at the Miami Airport Convention Center, brought thousands of miners, investors, and vendors from all across the globe to one of its emergent crypto mining hot spots. In addition to attending, we were excited to host our own booth and present once again at this year’s event, which came at a vital time for the Bitcoin mining community.
Coined the world’s largest Bitcoin mining expo and mining container showcase, Mining Disrupt offers the yearly chance to convene with many other leaders from across the Bitcoin mining space, from ASIC manufacturers and hosting providers to large industrial miners, as well as novice enthusiasts capitalizing on the opportunity to learn more about mining firsthand from some of the most experienced and respected names in the industry. Although we enjoy any occasion to come together with fellow crypto bulls (and 2022 has included some great events thus far), Mining Disrupt provides the unique opportunity to connect with those specifically active in, and at the forefront of, Bitcoin mining.
Because of its focus on the mining side of crypto, Mining Disrupt makes for an especially social and community-oriented conference, and thus an inclusive and welcoming experience for those just looking to get involved in mining. There was a general sense of reunion in the air throughout this year’s event, with many familiar faces present, as the conference provided countless opportunities to touch base with existing clients and customers, connect with those new to and curious about Bitcoin mining, and network with other miners and investors. Engagement levels were truly at an all-time high.
Wattum presented early in the conference on Wednesday, July 27, with our very own Nathaniel Persky, Senior Vice President of Wattum Energy, detailing our colocation buildout services and our ongoing move away from relying on third-party hosting partners, and towards solely operating and managing our own hosting facilities – a new direction for our business model that we feel will allow us to better meet our customers’ expectations as well as our own service standards. Nathaniel also introduced an exciting new chapter in Wattum’s service offerings, which allows our clients to scale and manage their Bitcoin mining operations like never before in the form of joint-venture opportunities.
As always, our event-exclusive t-shirts proved quite the hit, as evidenced by the claps and whoops that rang out when Nathaniel directed attendees to our booth afterward to meet with us and to grab one before they were gone. A Miami Vice sunscape and traditional Florida license plate accompanied by a bold “Bullish AF” could be seen on attendees all over the venue.
Other highlights from throughout the event included thought-provoking speeches on all things mining, from “Decentralized Mining” and “The Evolution of Miner Management Software,” to “Electrical Safety in Crypto Mining.” There were also panel discussions on topics as diverse as “Women Powering Mining,” “The United States vs. Proof of Work,” and “Infinite Lifecycle of Hardware.” Then there was the oversized promotional ASIC model set up outside the entrance, nearly twice the size of a mining container.
The much-anticipated “Bitcoin Mining Museum,” which claimed to feature every known ASIC model to have ever mined Bitcoin, did not disappoint. We took note of everything from several modern miners currently offered by Wattum all the way back to an Antminer S1, among other rare hardware specimens that offered an overall reminder of just how far ASIC hardware and the Bitcoin mining industry have come in such a relatively short period of time. The earliest model that could be seen in the museum dated back to 2013.
Wattum was thrilled to partake in Mining Disrupt 2022, and we look forward to the year ahead, which promises to be another exciting one for the Bitcoin mining industry and the Bitcoin ecosystem as a whole. Although now is a time of challenge for miners and the mining space, it’s also one of opportunity. Whether you’re an experienced miner or just starting out, Wattum can assist you every step of the way in building out your operations.
Through our current expansion of joint-venture opportunities, Wattum Energy can help you identify land in close proximity to power and build out the necessary mining infrastructure, as well as provide the equipment needed to run your mining operations, and even manage and maintain your site once it’s up and running. Get in touch with a Wattum sales representative to learn more about these and other Bitcoin mining options today.