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Applied Blockchain, Inc. Receives Regulatory Approval from the State of North Dakota for Electric Service Agreement

Applied Blockchain, Inc. Receives Regulatory Approval from the State of North Dakota for Electric Service Agreement

Marks Important Step Towards Continued Development of Hosting Business

Remains on schedule for operation of 50MW of capacity by year end with plans to scale to 100MW in early 2022

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Blockchain, Inc. ("Applied Blockchain" or the "Company") (PINK: APLD) today announced the State of North Dakota's Public Service Commission has approved the Company's Electric Service Agreement ("ESA") with its utility partner in support of its entry into the crypto hosting business.

As previously announced, the Company entered into a long-term ESA with a utility partner located in the upper Midwest to provide up to 100 megawatts of power. The agreement became effective on August 4, 2021, subject to regulatory approval, which has now been received.

Wes Cummins, Applied Blockchain's CEO and Chairman, said, "Gaining state regulatory approval was the critical next step in our business development efforts and comes on the heels of the groundbreaking for our first hosting facility just two weeks ago. We have secured a low-cost, reliable, long-term power source that is now fully approved, and we are moving forward.

Cummins continued, "We announced our hosting business in July in conjunction with the closing of our capital raise that was led by Bitmain. We have long-term hosting agreements for 115 Megawatts already in place with industry leaders Bitmain and GMR. These contracts secure attractive economics for our investment in blockchain infrastructure. We have assembled a talented team of individuals and partners to get our first 50 megawatts of capacity online before year end and the next 50 megawatts up in early 2022."

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About Applied Blockchain

Applied Blockchain, Inc. (PINK: APLD) delivers high-performance crypto mining and infrastructure solutions to customers around the globe. The Company has partnered with Bitmain, SparkPool, and General Mining Research (GMR) to develop, deploy and scale its business. Applied Blockchain also engages in direct mining of Ethereum, Bitcoin and other crypto assets. The Company is backed by some of the largest family offices and institutional investors in the US.


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Investor Relations Contacts

Brett Maas Managing Partner, Hayden IR
brett@haydenir.com (646) 536-7331

Wes Cummins Chief Executive Officer, Applied Blockchain
(214) 427-1704


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