Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for November 2022

238 Bitcoin mined, bringing reserves to 8,925

TORONTO, December 5, 2022 /CNW/ – 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, increased our Bitcoin holdings by 238 in the period ending November 30, bringing our total self-mined holdings to 8,925 Bitcoin.

Production highlights for November 2022:

  • 238 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 7.9 Bitcoin per day
  • Keeping with our longstanding HODL strategy, 100% of the self-mined Bitcoin in November were deposited into custody
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of November 30 is 8,925
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity improved to 3.27 EH/s, of which 2.44 EH/s was available for operations following the suspension of mining activities at the North Bay mining facility (as announced on November 28, 2022); both metrics exclude certain legacy miners that are set to be fully replaced by the end of the year
  • 2,000 new MicroBT Whatsminer 30S++/+ were installed in our Medicine Hat mining facility

“Installing 2,000 new miners in Medicine Hat has increased efficiencies and enhanced our hashrate capacity,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “At the same time, thanks to our balance-sheet first approach, we are able to continue to HODL everything we mine, growing what continues to be the largest self-mined unencumbered Bitcoin stack of any publicly traded company.”

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 unencumbered Bitcoin of any digital asset 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements 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 but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites; changes in leasing arrangements, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

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. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements 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 otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

Hut 8 provides update on North Bay Facility

This news release constitutes a “designated news release”  for  purposes  of  the  Company’s  prospectus  supplement  dated  August  17, 2022 to its short form base shelf prospectus dated August 5, 2022.

TORONTO, CANADA November 28, 2022 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) announces that it has requested mediation proceedings to be commended with Validus Power Corp. (“Validus“), a third-party supplier of energy to the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario.

On November 9, 2022, Hut 8 delivered a notice of event of default to Validus in respect of Validus’ breaches of certain obligations under the terms of the power purchase agreement (“PPA“) between Validus and the Company. Validus has subsequently suspended delivery of energy to the Company’s mining operations in North Bay and delivered a notice of event of default alleging that Hut 8 failed to make certain payments related to the delivery of energy to the North Bay site, an allegation which the Company categorically denies. Hut 8 has therefore notified Validus that it intends to proceed to mediation pursuant to the terms of the PPA.

As previously announced, the Company is exploring alternatives to mitigate the impact of this dispute, including through organic and inorganic growth opportunities.

The Company will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional updates in respect of the suspension of mining activities at North Bay, the mediation process and any further proceedings, if and as appropriate.

About Hut 8 Mining Corp.

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 digital asset 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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. The forward-looking information contained herein is provided for the purpose of assisting readers in understanding management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future.

Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the North Bay facility and the expected outcome of any proceedings related to Validus. 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 those risks described in greater detail in the Company’s annual information form dated March 17, 2022 as well as its most recent Base Shelf Prospectus dated August 5, 2022 and Prospectus Supplement dated August 17, 2022, all of which are available at www.sedar.com, and should be considered carefully.

If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the opinions, estimates or assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results or future events might vary materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Although we have attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other risk factors not presently known to us or that we presently believe are not material that could also cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future results. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date made. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents our expectations as of the date specified herein and are subject to change after such date. However, we disclaim any intention or obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

All of the forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements.

For further information:

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Media contact:

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Reports Operating and Financial Results for Q3 2022

Strong quarterly revenue of $31.7 million
Bitcoin holdings increased 13.3% in Q3 to 8,388 as at September 30, 2022
Achieved adjusted EBITDA of $2.1 million

TORONTO, ON, November 10, 2022 — Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, is pleased to announce its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 (“Q3 2022”). All dollar figures are in Canadian Dollars (“CAD”), unless otherwise stated.

“Throughout the quarter, we remained laser focused on optimizing our operations across both mining and high performance computing, while continuing to grow our HPC capabilities and attract new Blockchain customers,” said Hut 8 CEO Jaime Leverton. “With the largest self-mined unencumbered Bitcoin stack of any publicly traded company, we continue to mine at modest costs despite fluctuating power prices, increasing network difficulty, and sustained pressure on the price of Bitcoin.”

“Our conservative approach to managing our balance sheet continues to be paramount for us at Hut 8,” said Shane Downey, CFO of Hut 8.  “Notably, we improved our mining capacity by 10% while reducing the average cost to mine each Bitcoin by 29%, when compared to the second quarter of 2022. We remain steadfastly committed to effectively managing capital in today’s challenging environment and believe we are well positioned to deliver shareholder value in 2023 and beyond.”

Q3 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenue decreased by $18.6 million to $31.7 million in Q3 2022 compared to $50.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 (“Q3 2021”).
  • The Company mined 982 Bitcoin in Q3 2022, an 8.5% increase compared to Q3 2021 due to an increase in hashrate from the expansion of the Company fleet of miners and mining activities.
  • Hut 8’s high performance computing operations generated $4.4 million of revenue in the quarter, the majority of which is monthly recurring revenue.
  • The Company installed an aggregate of 2,205 new MicroBT M30S, M30S+, M30S++ and M31S+ miners at its three mining sites during Q3 2022. The installation of these miners brought Hut 8’s operating capacity to 3.07 EH/s as of September 30, 2022, an increase of 10% in hashrate compared to June 30, 2022.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

 

Revenue for Q3 2022 was $31.7 million compared to $50.3 million in Q3 2021. The decrease was primarily driven by the Company’s digital asset mining operations, where the Company mined 982 Bitcoin and generated $27.3 million of revenue, versus 905 Bitcoin mined and $47.9 million of revenue in Q3 2021. The increase in Bitcoin mined is due to the increase in Hut 8’s average hashrate. The Company’s newly-acquired high performance computing operations generated $4.4 million of primarily recurring revenue in the quarter.

Net loss for Q3 2022 was $23.8 million and net loss per share was $0.12, compared to net income of $23.4 million and net income per share of $0.16 for the same period in 2021. The change reflects the lower revenue from digital asset mining operations and higher cost of revenue in Q3 2022.

Mining profit(i) was $9.3 million in Q3 2022, compared to $33.5 million in Q3 2021. The change is mainly due to a lower average Bitcoin price and increased average power costs, which were partially offset by the revenue associated with the higher number of Bitcoin mined.

Adjusted EBITDA(i) was $2.1 million, compared to $30.7 million in Q3 2021. Contributions from high performance computing operations were offset by compressed mining margins.

Cost of revenue consists of site operating costs and depreciation and was $45.6 million for Q3 2022 compared to $21.2 million in Q3 2021. Site operating costs for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, was $20.3 million, of which $18.0 million was attributable to our mining operations and $2.3 million to our high performance computing operations. The average cost of mining each Bitcoin for Q3 2022 was approximately $18,300, compared to approximately $17,700 per Bitcoin in Q3 2021. The increase in average cost of mining Bitcoin was due to a combination of increased Bitcoin network difficulty and higher power prices, largely offset by the deployment of a more efficient mining fleet. Notably, the cost decreased by $7,600 or 29% as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2022 primarily due to improved energy prices. Depreciation expense increased to $25.3 million during Q3 2022 compared to $5.2 million in Q3 2021, driven by the significant deployment of new mining equipment over the past twelve months as well as $1.3 million of depreciation from our newly acquired high performance computing operations.

For more information, please refer to the Management’s Discussion & Analysis and the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the Company for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021. These documents will be available on the Company’s website at www.hut8mining.com, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

NON-IFRS MEASURES

This press release makes reference to certain measures that are not recognized under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. They are therefore not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company uses non-IFRS measures including “Adjusted EBITDA” and “Mining profit” as additional information to complement IFRS measures by providing further understanding of the Company’s results of operations from Management’s perspective and should not be viewed as alternatives to, or replacements of, measures of operating results and liquidity presented in accordance with IFRS.

The following tables and definitions reconcile non-IFRS measures used by the Company to analyze the operational performance of Hut 8, to their nearest IFRS measure and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.

Mining Profit

Mining profit represents gross profit (revenue less cost of revenue), excluding depreciation and revenue and site operating costs directly attributable to hosting services and high performance computing operations. Mining profit shows profitability of the Company’s core digital asset mining operation, without the impact of non-cash depreciation expense. Mining profit measure provides the investors the ability to assess the profitability of the mining operations exclusive of general and administrative expenses.

The following table reconciles Gross profit to our non-IFRS measure, Mining profit:

 Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA (net income or loss excluding net finance income or expense, income tax or recovery, depreciation, and amortization) adjusted to exclude non-cash share-based compensation, fair value gain or loss on revaluation of digital assets and warrants, non-recurring impairment charges or reversals of impairment, and costs associated with one-time or non-recurring transactions. Adjusted EBITDA is used to assess profitability without the impact of non-cash accounting policies, capital structure and one-time or non-recurring transactions. This performance measure provides a consistent comparable metric for profitability of the Company across time periods.

The following table reconciles net income (loss) to our non-IFRS measure, adjusted EBITDA:

CORPORATE UPDATES

On September 15, 2022, the Ethereum network changed its consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, and as a result, the Company is no longer using its fleet of graphics processing units (“GPUs”) to mine the Ethereum network. Hut 8 is re-deploying its fleet of GPUs into certain high performance computing data centres and will continue to explore new opportunities to leverage the hardware, including in the zero-knowledge proof and Layer 2 space, as well as rendering and machine learning.

On November 9, 2022, the Company delivered a notice of event of default to Validus Power Corp. (“Validus”), a third-party supplier of energy to the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario. Validus has failed to achieve certain key operational milestones by the dates contemplated under the terms of the power purchase agreement (“PPA”) it entered into with the Company. Validus has also demanded that the Company make payments for delivery of energy that are higher than those negotiated under the terms of the PPA. Hut 8 has been in ongoing dialogue with Validus in an attempt to mitigate the operational and commercial impacts arising from the Validus defaults and Validus’ failure to meet its contractual obligations under the PPA. However, such mitigation efforts have been unsuccessful to date and the Company was required to deliver the notice of event of default.

The Company intends to pursue all legal remedies available to it to enforce the terms of the PPA and will provide additional updates to the market in respect of the North Bay facility as appropriate. Notwithstanding the notice of event of default, the Company is exploring alternatives to mitigate any potential effect on its operations, including through potential organic and inorganic growth opportunities. There is no assurance that energy will continue to be delivered on an uninterrupted basis to North Bay under the terms of the PPA. Such actions may hinder the Company’s ability to continue its mining activities at the North Bay site, and if any such mining activities are continued, they may not be performed at previously disclosed rates.

For more information, refer to the Management’s Discussion & Analysis of the Company referred to above.

CONFERENCE CALL

Hut 8’s Q3 2022 conference call will begin at 10 a.m. ET on November 10, 2022. Those wishing to join via telephone should dial in 5 minutes early:

  • Toll-free (North America): 1-888-664-6392 access code: 91939832#

Analyst Coverage of Hut 8 Mining

A full list of Hut 8 Mining analyst coverage can be found here.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: the Company’s position and ability to seize opportunities in the digital asset industry; the Company’s ability to advance the HODL strategy in the long-term; the Company’s growth strategy; the Company’s ability to re-deploy its fleet of GPUs into other revenue generating activities; expectations for other economic, business, regulatory and/or competitive factors related to the Company or the Bitcoin industry generally; and projected hash rate, expenses and profitability.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry, effective tax rates, the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate, the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, access to capital, timing and receipt of regulatory approvals, acquisition and divestiture activities, operational expenses, returns on investments, transaction costs and fluctuations in energy prices and the Company’s energy requirements.

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 but not limited to: security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; erroneous transactions; reliance on a limited number of key employees; reliance on third party mining pool service providers; regulatory changes; classification and tax changes; momentum pricing risk; fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges; difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing; difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic (or a material escalation thereof); climate change; currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; counterparty risk; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, including the Company’s PPA with Validus; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites; the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations, and identify and realize additional opportunities and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at www.hut8mining.com, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements 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 otherwise, except as required by law.

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 digital asset 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. 

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Media contact:

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8mining.com

(i) EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and mining profit are non-IFRS performance measures; refer to the Non-IFRS Measures section of this press release.

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for October 2022

299 Bitcoin mined, bringing reserves to 8,687

TORONTO, November 3, 2022 /CNW/ – 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, increased our Bitcoin holdings by 299 in the period ending October 31, bringing our total self-mined holdings to 8,687 Bitcoin.

Production highlights for October 2022:

  • 299 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 9.6 Bitcoin per day
  • Keeping with our longstanding HODL strategy, 100% of the self-mined Bitcoin in October were deposited into custody
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of October 31 is 8,687
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity was 3.07 EH/s at the end of the month, which excludes certain legacy miners that are set to be fully replaced by the end of the year
  • Hut 8 produced 97.4 BTC/EH in October

“We continue to optimize our fleet to drive hashrate efficiencies at our mines,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “With a balance-sheet focused approach, we continue to manage well through this bear market, backed by the largest self-mined unencumbered Bitcoin stack of any publicly traded company.”

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 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements 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 but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoinnetwork, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to cryptocurrency exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of cryptocurrency, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, and other risks related to the cryptocurrency and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

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. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements 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 otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8mining.com

Media advisory: Hut 8 to Release Q3 2022 Results November 10 2022

TORONTO, November 1, 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, will be releasing results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 via a conference call on November 10, 2022.

Who: Analysts, media, and investors are invited to attend.

What: Hut 8 executives will review the company’s third quarter financial results and comment on recent corporate developments.

When: Results will be shared via media release and on the Company’s website at https://hut8mining.com/investors/ by 9:30 a.m. ET on November 10, 2022. The conference call and webinar will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

Where: Those joining via telephone should dial in 5 minutes early.

  • Toll-free (North America): 1-888-664-6392 access code: 91939832#

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 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.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8mining.com

 

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for September 2022

277 Bitcoin mined, bringing reserves to 8,388

TORONTO, October 4, 2022 /CNW/ – 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, increased our Bitcoin holdings by 277 in the period ending September 30, bringing our total self-mined holdings to 8,388 Bitcoin.

Production highlights for September 2022:

  • 277 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 9.2 Bitcoin per day
  • Keeping with our longstanding HODL strategy, 100% of the self-mined Bitcoin in September were deposited into custody
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of September 30 is 8,388
  • Consolidated the most efficient miners at our Medicine Hat site, increasing hashrate efficiency by 11%
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity was 3.07 EH/s at the end of the month, which excludes certain legacy miners that we anticipate will be fully replaced by the end of the year
  • Hut 8 produced 90.2 BTC/EH in September

Additional updates:

  • With Ethereum’s Merge to Proof of Stake complete, we are actively exploring opportunities to move additional GPUs into our data centres while optimizing ASIC deployments across our three Bitcoin mining sites to enhance our hashrate
  • Unseasonably warm weather and global energy supply chain challenges caused power prices to fluctuate throughout September, and our operations team curtailed operations accordingly
  • Production at our North Bay mine was interrupted mid-month, and new ventilation components were installed during the same period
  • On September 20, we held our first Analyst Day at our newly renovated flagship data centre in Kelowna, B.C., where we toured the site and discussed our digital asset mining and HPC operations strategy

“We continue to add to our Bitcoin on balance sheet, which is the largest unencumbered, self-mined stack of any publicly-traded mining company,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “As we head into the fourth quarter with strong momentum, we are focused on optimizing our Bitcoin mining operations while growing our high performance computing business, which includes potentially leveraging our GPU machines to provide AI, Machine Learning, or VFX rendering services to customers, and mining the next most profitable Proof of Work digital asset during idle time.”

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 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin and Ethereum network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the Company’s ability to use its GPUs to provide AI, Machine Learning, or VFX rendering services to customers; the Company’s ability to utilize its GPUs to mine Proof of Work digital assets other than Bitcoin; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements 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 but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin or Ethereum network, further development and acceptance of Bitcoin and Ethereum networks, changes to Bitcoin or Ethereum mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to cryptocurrency exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of cryptocurrency, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, and other risks related to the cryptocurrency and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

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. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements 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 otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

 

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for August 2022

375 Bitcoin mined, bringing reserves to 8,111

TORONTO, September 6, 2022 /CNW/ – 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, increased its Bitcoin holdings by 375 in the period ending August 31, bringing its total self-mined holdings to 8,111 Bitcoin.

Production highlights for August 2022:

  • 375 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 12.1 Bitcoin per day.
  • Keeping with our longstanding HODL strategy, 100% of the self-mined Bitcoin in August were deposited into custody.
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve is 8,111 as of August 31, 2022.
  • Installed ASIC hash rate capacity was 2.98 EH/s at the end of the month, which excludes certain legacy miners that the Company anticipates will be fully replaced by the end of the year.
  • Hut 8 produced 125.8 BTC/EH in August.

Additional updates:

  • In late August, Hut 8 installed 180 NVIDIA GPUs in its flagship data centre in Kelowna, B.C. Currently mining Ethereum, the multi-workload machines will be designed to pivot on demand to provide Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or VFX rendering services to customers.
  • Hut 8 is partnering with Zenlayer to bring their on-demand high-performance computing to Canadian Web 3.0 and blockchain customers for the first time.

“Our team delivered very strong results across our mining and high performance infrastructure businesses in August, positioning us well for continued success,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “We continue to receive and install our monthly shipments of new MicroBT miners on time, while actively adding to the suite of services we offer our data centre customers.”

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 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin and Ethereum network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements 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 but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin or Ethereum network, further development and acceptance of Bitcoin and Ethereum networks, changes to Bitcoin or Ethereum mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to cryptocurrency exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of cryptocurrency, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, and other risks related to the cryptocurrency and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

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. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements 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 otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

 

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 partners with Zenlayer to bring on-demand high-performance computing to Web 3.0 and blockchain customers

Partnership brings global edge cloud services provider Zenlayer to Canada

TORONTO, Aug 23, 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 Zenlayer, a massively distributed edge cloud service provider, to bring industry-leading edge computing solutions to Web 3.0, blockchain, and enterprise customers.

The partnership enables Hut 8 customers to instantly deploy and run their applications using Zenlayer’s edge cloud platform. Users can easily self-provision compute and networking services through APIs or an online console accessible to more than 40 countries in the world. In addition, Zenlayer’s customers will now be able to tap into the Canadian market as Zenlayer deploys additional cloud regions with Hut 8 at their Kelowna and Mississauga data centres.

“We are thrilled to welcome Zenlayer as a trusted partner to mutually enhance our offerings for high-performance computing to our existing and future customers,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO Hut 8. “Zenlayer is a global leader in edge cloud services, and we are proud to be the first to bring their services to Canada and continue growing the cloud solutions landscape for Web 3.0, blockchain, and enterprise customers.”

“Hut 8’s allocated digital asset mining and open-source distributed ledger technology make them a market leader in the crypto industry,” said Joe Zhu, Founder and CEO of Zenlayer. “We are delighted to partner with Hut 8 to provide joint solutions to the growing blockchain and Web 3.0 ecosystem, and look forward to deeper product integrations in the future.”

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 digital asset 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.

About Zenlayer
Zenlayer is a massively distributed edge cloud provider, operating more than 270 Points of Presence across 45+ countries. Businesses utilize Zenlayer’s on-demand cloud compute and networking services to deploy and run applications at the edge.

Zenlayer enables organizations to instantly improve real-time digital experiences at scale. Visit us online at www.zenlayer.com and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

Certain information in this press release, including with respect to the Company’s future financial and/or operating performance, constitute “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” withing the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). In some cases, but not necessarily in all cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “plans”, “targets”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “an opportunity exists”, “is positioned”, “estimates”, “intends”, “assumes”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate” or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “will” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company 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, but not limited to, the factors described in greater detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company 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 otherwise, except as required by law.

Investor contact: 

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Media contact:

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Mining Launches At-The-Market Equity Program

TORONTO, CANADA August 17, 2022 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an equity distribution agreement dated August 17, 2022 (the “ATM Agreement”) with Canaccord Genuity and Stifel (the “Agents”), pursuant to which the Company established an at-the-market equity program (the “ATM Program”).

Pursuant to the ATM Program, the Company may, at its discretion and from time-to-time during the term of the ATM Agreement, sell, through the Agents, such number of common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”) as would result in aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of up to US$200,000,000. Sales of Common Shares, if any, through the Agents will be made through “at-the-market” issuances, including without limitation, sales made directly on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the United States at the market price prevailing at the time of each sale. No Common Shares will be offered or sold under the ATM Program on the Toronto Stock Exchange or any other marketplace in Canada. The ATM Program may be terminated, with notice, by either party at any time.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the ATM Program, if any, principally for general corporate purposes (including funding ongoing operations and/or working capital requirements). The net proceeds of the ATM Program may also be used to repay indebtedness outstanding from time to time, discretionary capital programs, and potential acquisitions. Since the Common Shares will be distributed at market prices prevailing at the time of the sale, prices may vary between purchasers and during the period of distribution. The volume and timing of sales, if any, will be determined at the sole discretion of the Company and in accordance with the terms of the ATM Agreement.

Prior to commencing the ATM Program, the Company terminated the at the market offering agreement between the Company and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC related to its previous at-the-market offering of Common Shares for aggregate proceeds of up to US$65 million, which was launched on February 11, 2022.

The offer and sale of the Common Shares under the ATM Program will be made by means of a prospectus supplement dated August 17, 2022 (the “Prospectus Supplement”) which supplements the Company’s existing short form base shelf prospectus dated August 5, 2022 (the “Base Shelf Prospectus”) included in the Company’s U.S. registration statement on Form F-10 (File No. 333-266608) under the U.S.-Canada multijurisdictional disclosure system (the “Registration Statement”). The Registration Statement was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 10, 2022. Copies of the Registration Statement and the Prospectus Supplement can be found on EDGAR at www.sec.gov and copies of the Base Shelf Prospectus and the Prospectus Supplement can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Copies of such documents may also be obtained from: Canaccord Genuity LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, 99 High Street, 12th Floor, Boston MA 021990 or by email at prospectus@cgf.com.

Such documents contain important information about the ATM Program. Prospective investors should read the Base Shelf Prospectus and the Prospectus Supplement as well as the Registration Statement before making an investment decision.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these Common Shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Hut 8 Mining Corp.

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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. The forward-looking information contained herein is provided for the purpose of assisting readers in understanding management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future.

Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: including statements regarding the aggregate value of Common Shares which may be issued pursuant to the ATM Program and the Company’s expected use of the net proceeds from the ATM Program, if any. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand for the Common Shares under the ATM Program, the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate, the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and transaction costs.

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 but not limited to: market conditions and other factors that may affect the Company’s ability to utilize the ATM Program and the prices at which the Company may sell Common Shares in the ATM Program; the dilutive effect of issuances of Common Shares in the ATM Program; future capital needs and uncertainty of additional financing; the competitive nature of the industry; currency exchange risks; the need for the Company to manage its planned growth and expansion; risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Company, economic conditions and global markets; other unforeseen events, developments, or factors causing any of the aforesaid expectations, assumptions, and other factors ultimately being inaccurate or irrelevant and those factors described in greater detail in our most recent annual and interim management’s discussion and analysis, and in the “Risk Factors” section of the, Base Shelf Prospectus, the Prospectus Supplement and the Company’s annual information form dated March 17, 2022, which are available at www.sedar.com, and should be considered carefully by prospective investors.

If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the opinions, estimates or assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results or future events might vary materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Although we have attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other risk factors not presently known to us or that we presently believe are not material that could also cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future results. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date made. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents our expectations as of the date specified herein and are subject to change after such date. However, we disclaim any intention or obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

All of the forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements.

For further information:

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Media contact:

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Reports Operating and Financial Results for Q2 2022

Strong quarterly revenue of $43.8 million
Bitcoin holdings increased 14.6% to 7,406 in Q2
Achieved adjusted EBITDA1 of $6.8 million  

TORONTO, ON, August 11, 2022 — Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, is pleased to announce its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. All dollar figures are in Canadian Dollars (“CAD”), unless otherwise stated.  

“We have been anticipating market volatility for nearly a year and took proactive measures to successfully navigate the current downturn through the balance of the cycle,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “Our continued growth in digital asset mining operations and in our Bitcoin reserves, coupled with our first full quarter generating uncorrelated fiat revenue in our high performance computing business, has positioned us well to drive future success.” 

“Our operational orientation and conservative, balance sheet first approach, continued to serve us well in the second quarter,” said Shane Downey, CFO of Hut 8. “We generated strong revenue in our digital asset mining business, made strides in solidifying and growing our high performance computing business and remain focused on the continued health of the company overall.” 

Q2 2022 HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Revenue increased by $10.3 million to $43.8 million compared to $33.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 (“Q2 2021”).  
  • The Company mined 946 Bitcoin in the quarter ended June 30, 2022 (“Q2 2022”), a 71% increase compared to the same period in 2021 due to an increase in hashrate from additional highly efficient miners and initial ramping of activities at Hut 8’s third mining site in North Bay, Ontario.  
  • Hut 8’s high performance computing operations generated $4.7 million of revenue in the quarter, the majority of which is monthly recurring revenue. 
  • Hut 8’s mining site in North Bay, Ontario has been gradually ramping up with approximately 20 MW of power and approximately 5,800 miners installed as of June 30, 2022, which are adding approximately 565 PH/s to Hut 8’s mining capacity.  
  • The Company installed 7,199 new MicroBT M30S, M30S+, and M31S+ miners at the Drumheller, Alberta, Medicine Hat, Alberta, and North Bay, Ontario facilities during Q2 2022. The installation of these miners brought Hut 8’s operating capacity to 2.78 EH/s as of June 30, 2022, an increase of 9% in hashrate compared to March 31, 2022. 
  • The Company further strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Aniss Amdiss as Chief Legal Officer, effective July 11, 2022. 

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

 Revenue for Q2 2022, was $43.8 million compared to $33.5 million in Q2 2021. The increase was primarily driven by the Company’s digital asset mining operations, where the Company mined 946 Bitcoin and generated $39.1 million of revenue, versus 553 Bitcoin mined and $31.4 million of revenue in Q2 2021. The increase in Bitcoin mined is due to the significant increase in Hut 8’s average hashrate stemming from the expansion of the Company’s highly efficient mining fleet and ramp-up activities of the Company’s new site in North Bay, Ontario. The Company’s newly-acquired high performance computing operations generated $4.7 million of primarily recurring revenue in the quarter.  

Net loss for Q2 2022 was $88.1 million and net loss per share was $0.49, compared to net loss of $4.0 million and net loss per share of $0.03 for the same period in 2021. The change reflects the non-cash revaluation loss on digital assets, partially offset by higher revenue and the non-cash revaluation gain on warrants liability.  

Mining profit(i) was $14.9 million in Q2 2022, compared to $19.3 million in Q2 2021. The change is mainly due to a lower average Bitcoin price and increased average power costs, which were partially offset by the revenue associated with the higher number of Bitcoin mined.  

Adjusted EBITDA(i) was $6.8 million, compared to $14.4 million in Q2 2021. Increased revenues from mining operations and contributions from high performance computing operations were offset by compressed mining margins due to lower average Bitcoin price and higher general and administrative expenses incurred to support the growth in Hut 8’s mining and high performance computing operations.  

Cost of revenue consists of site operating costs and depreciation and was $47.7 million for Q2 2022 compared to $16.6 million in Q2 2021. Site operating costs for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, was $26.8 million, of which $24.5 million was attributable to our mining operations and $2.3 million to our high performance computing operations. The average cost of mining each Bitcoin for Q2 2022 was approximately $25,900, compared to approximately $24,700 per Bitcoin in Q2 2021. The increase in average cost of mining Bitcoin was primarily due to higher power prices, partially offset by the deployment of a more efficient mining fleet. Depreciation expense increased to $20.9 million during Q2 2022 compared to $3.0 million in Q1 2021, driven by the significant deployment of new mining equipment over the past twelve months as well as $1.3 million of additional depreciation from our newly acquired high performance computing operations.

For more information, please refer to the Management’s Discussion & Analysis and the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements of the Company for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021. These documents will be available on the Company’s website at www.hut8mining.com, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov. 

NON-IFRS MEASURES  

This press release makes reference to certain measures that are not recognized under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. They are therefore not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company uses non-IFRS measures including “Adjusted EBITDA” and “Mining profit” as additional information to complement IFRS measures by providing further understanding of the Company’s results of operations from Management’s perspective and should not be viewed as alternatives to, or replacements of, measures of operating results and liquidity presented in accordance with IFRS. 

The following tables and definitions reconcile non-IFRS measures used by the Company to analyze the operational performance of Hut 8, to their nearest IFRS measure and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021. 

Mining Profit 

Mining profit represents gross profit (revenue less cost of revenue), excluding depreciation and revenue and site operating costs directly attributable to hosting services and high performance computing operations. Mining profit shows profitability of the Company’s core digital asset mining operation, without the impact of non-cash depreciation expense. Mining profit measure provides the investors the ability to assess the profitability of the mining operations exclusive of general and administrative expenses.  

The following table reconciles Gross profit to our non-IFRS measure, Mining profit:  

Adjusted EBITDA 

Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA (net income or loss excluding net finance income or expense, income tax or recovery, depreciation, and amortization) adjusted to exclude non-cash share-based compensation, fair value gain or loss on revaluation of digital assets and warrants, non-recurring impairment charges or reversals of impairment, and costs associated with one-time or non-recurring transactions. Adjusted EBITDA is used to assess profitability without the impact of non-cash accounting policies, capital structure and one-time or non-recurring transactions. This performance measure provides a consistent comparable metric for profitability of the Company across time periods. 

The following table reconciles net income (loss) to our non-IFRS measure, adjusted EBITDA: 

CORPORATE UPDATES 

Hut 8 anticipates that based on the current installed hashrate and scheduled deliveries of new miners, the Company will reach 3.55 EH/s organically by the end of 2022. 

As part of the Company’s ongoing integration of the recently acquired high performance computing operations, Hut 8 rationalized certain low-margin product and service offerings during the second quarter. Hut 8 believes these improvements will better position the Company to realize profitable revenue growth in 2023. As a result, the Company has withdrawn the revenue growth guidance provided in its Q1 2022 results.  

CONFERENCE CALL 

Hut 8’s Q2 2022 conference call will begin at 10 a.m. ET on August 11, 2022. Those wishing to join via telephone should dial in 5 minutes early:  

  • Within Canada and the US: 1-888-664-6392 access code: 62590720# 

ANALYST COVERAGE OF HUT 8 MINING 

A full list of Hut 8 Mining analyst coverage can be found here.  

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION 

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: the Company’s position and ability to seize opportunities in the digital asset industry; the Company’s ability to advance the HODL strategy in the long-term; the Company’s growth strategy; estimates of increased recurring revenue from the Company’s high-performance computing business and the amount thereof; the Company’s estimated margins of the high performance computing business and its ability to optimize margins in the future; expectations for other economic, business, regulatory and/or competitive factors related to the Company or the Bitcoin industry generally; and projected hash rate, expenses and profitability. 

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry, effective tax rates, the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate, the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, access to capital, timing and receipt of regulatory approvals, acquisition and divestiture activities, operational expenses, returns on investments, transaction costs and fluctuations in energy prices and the Company’s energy requirements. 

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 but not limited to security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, counterparty risk, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, including securing full power benefits at current sites, the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations, and identify and realize additional opportunities and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022 and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at www.hut8mining.com, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.  

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. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements 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 otherwise, except as required by law.  

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 digital asset 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. 

Investor contact:  

Sue Ennis 

sue@hut8mining.com 

 

Media contact: 

Erin Dermer 

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com