Applied Blockchain Secures 200-Megawatt Five-Year Hosting Contract with Marathon Digital Holdings

DALLAS, July 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Applied Blockchain, Inc. (Nasdaq: APLD) (“Applied Blockchain” or the “Company”) has entered into a five-year hosting contract with Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: MARA) (“Marathon”) for 200-Megawatts (“MW”) of Bitcoin mining capacity. The Company will provide comprehensive hosting services for Marathon’s Bitcoin miners at Applied Blockchain’s owned and operated co-hosting datacenters.

“Partnering with Marathon, one of the largest Bitcoin miners in the industry, represents a significant step forward in Applied Blockchain’s growth trajectory. The multi-year agreement validates our capabilities as a best-in-class co-hosting datacenter operator. We are continuing to grow our contracted hosting capacity, which provides predictable revenue over a multi-year time frame,” said Applied Blockchain Chairman and CEO Wes Cummins. “Additionally, demand for our hosting services remains robust despite the volatility in the cryptocurrency markets, giving us continued confidence in the growth potential of our business for fiscal 2023 and beyond.”

“This new agreement with Applied Blockchain is instrumental in helping us achieve our target of 23.3 exahashes per second of compute power for Bitcoin mining in 2023,” said Fred Thiel, Marathon’s chairman and CEO. “Wes and his team have proven themselves to be capable builders and operators of large-scale datacenters. Their expertise in hosting and mining operations complements our asset-light strategy, freeing up resources and allowing us to efficiently scale Marathon as one the leading Bitcoin mining companies in North America. We look forward to working alongside Applied Blockchain to install miners and achieve our growth targets.”

About Applied Blockchain
Applied Blockchain, Inc. (Nasdaq: APLD) is a builder and operator of next-generation data centers across North America, which provide substantial compute power to blockchain infrastructure and support Bitcoin mining. The Company has partnered with some of the most recognized names in the industry to develop, deploy, and scale its business. Find more information at www.appliedblockchaininc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @APLDBlockchain.

About Marathon Digital Holdings
Marathon is a digital asset technology company that focuses on supporting and securing the Bitcoin ecosystem. The Company is currently in the process of becoming one of the largest and most sustainably powered Bitcoin mining operations in North America, while remaining asset light.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Applied Blockchain Investor Relations Contacts
Jeff Grampp, CFA or Matt Glover
Gateway Group, Inc.
(949) 574-3860
[email protected]

Applied Blockchain Media Contact
Catherine Adcock
Gateway Group, Inc.
(949) 574-3860
[email protected]

Marathon Digital Holdings Company Contact
(800) 804-1690
[email protected]

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