Foundry selects Hut 8’s data centre infrastructure for cloud services
TORONTO, Aug. 2, 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 and high performance computing infrastructure provider, has signed a partnership with Foundry Digital LLC (“Foundry”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group Inc. (“DCG”) focused on digital asset infrastructure. The deal marks the first significant Blockchain-industry win for Hut 8’s high performance computing business.
Hut 8 will support multiple lines of business for Foundry, initially at the company’s Mississauga, Ontario data centre with plans to expand into the Kelowna, British Columbia data centre for infrastructure support across Canada. Foundry works with the North American digital currency mining and staking industry bringing institutional expertise, capital and market intelligence to help build decentralized infrastructure.
“We are delighted to welcome Foundry, who we’ve long supported through their digital asset mining pool, to our high performance computing data centre in Mississauga, Ontario,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “Foundry is a leader in the digital asset industry, and we look forward to enabling their continued growth with cutting-edge infrastructure.”
“Hut 8 has been a trusted partner of Foundry’s since 2020,” said Dan Magnuszewski, CTO of Foundry. “As Bitcoin industry veterans with expertise in data centre infrastructure, Hut 8 knows our industry intimately, which is why they were a natural fit when we sought infrastructure services.”
A subsidiary of DCG, Foundry Digital LLC was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency, and transparency in the digital asset mining and staking industry. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Foundry leverages its institutional expertise, capital, and market intelligence to empower participants within the crypto ecosystem by providing the tools they need to build tomorrow’s decentralized infrastructure. For more information, please visit foundrydigital.com.
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 Market. 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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