6,769 self-mined Bitcoin in reserve following 309 generated last month
TORONTO, May 6, 2022 — Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or “the Company”), one of North America’s largest, innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneers, supporting open and decentralized systems since 2018, advanced its Bitcoin holdings in the period ending April 30, 2022.
Production highlights for April 2022:
- 309 Bitcoin were mined, resulting in an average production rate of 10.3 Bitcoin per day
- Our Ethereum mining – for which we receive payment in Bitcoin – generated approximately 15% of our total production, at an average cost of less than C$3200 per Bitcoin
- 100% of the self-mined Bitcoin for the month of April were deposited into custody, consistent with Hut 8’s HODL strategy
- Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve is 6,769 as of April 30, 2022
- Installed operating capacity currently sits at 2.58 EH/s
Additional updates for March 2022:
- Our mining up-time was curtailed for a few days in April
- As unseasonable weather drove increased power demand from residents and businesses, we reduced our consumption to ensure a steady supply on the grid
- We limited our consumption when the price of power supplied to our Drumheller facility spiked
- April marked the last month that Hut 8 hosted miners; the company’s operations became 100% self-mined on May 1, 2022
“Our upgraded machines allow us to be as nimble and efficient as possible,” said Jason Zaluski, VP of Strategic Technologies, Hut 8. “Although April was unseasonably cold, limiting our mining during a few snowstorms, we were able to increase our hashrate.”
About Hut 8
Hut 8 is one of North America’s largest innovation-focused digital asset miners, led by a team of business-building technologists, bullish on bitcoin, blockchain, Web 3.0 and bridging the nascent and traditional high performance computing worlds. With two digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta and a third site in North Bay, Ontario, all located in Canada, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any crypto miner or publicly-traded company globally. With 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data centre space and cloud capacity connected to electrical grids powered by significant renewables and emission-free resources, Hut 8 is revolutionizing conventional assets to create the first hybrid data centre model that serves both the traditional high performance compute (Web 2.0) and nascent digital asset computing sectors, blockchain gaming, and Web 3.0. Hut 8 was the first Canadian digital asset miner to list on the Nasdaq Global Select composite index and the first blockchain company to be added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index in 2021. Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 is helping to define the digital asset revolution to create value and positive impacts for its shareholders and generations to come.
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Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including the delay in anticipated timing for completion of the construction and development activities at the Company’s mining site in North Bay, Ontario, impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic including impacts of the global supply chain delays on the Company’s activities, the Company’s ability to make interest payments on any drawn portions of loan with Trinity Capital, the impact of general economic conditions on the Company, industry conditions, currency fluctuations (including BTC), taxation, regulation, changes in tax or other legislation, competition from other industry participants, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, stock market volatility, political and geopolitical instability and the Company’s ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. The foregoing and other risks are described in greater detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, which is available on www.sedar.com. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully, and you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. The forward-looking information contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise, except as required by law. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Hut 8 to predict all of these factors or to assess in advance the impact of each such factor on Hut 8’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
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