Hut 8 Announces Proposed Debt to Equity Conversion

TORONTO, Feb 26, 2019 Hut 8 Mining Corp. (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) (TSXV: HUT) (OTCQX: HUTMF), one of the world’s largest public cryptocurrency mining companies by operating capacity and market capitalization, today announced that the Company agreed to issue 3,717,433 common shares of the Company in settlement of outstanding debt payable to Bitfury Holding B.V. (“Bitfury”) of $5,576,150 Canadian Dollars, based on a conversion price of $1.50 per share.

Completion of the conversion is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”). The securities issuable in connection with the transaction are expected to be subject to a hold period of four months.

Also, in relation to the previously announced purchase of 12 BlockBox AC data centers, the Company confirms that it has received conditional approval from the TSXV with respect to the issuance of 838,511 common shares of Hut 8 to Bitfury, at an issuance price of $3.15 per common share, in satisfaction of US$2 million of the purchase price for such BlockBox AC data centers announced on November 12, 2018.

Finally, the Company wishes to announce that it has made application to the TSXV for the issuance of an additional 74,993 common shares to Induna Energy Inc. as part consideration for consulting services rendered during the months of December 2018 and January 2019 pursuant to the terms of a joint development agreement. Subject to TSXV approval, such shares are expected to be issued based on the closing price for the common shares of Hut 8 on the date before the grant date.

Since beginning its mining operations in December 2017, Hut 8 has mined over 7,300 bitcoins. Hut 8’s current capital structure consists of 86,273,335 common shares outstanding, 2,882,222 warrants and 965,000 options. In total, Hut 8 owns and operates two sites in Alberta, Canada utilizing 85 BlockBox AC data centers with current operating capacity of 95.2 MW and 784 PH/s.

ABOUT HUT 8 MINING CORP.

Hut 8 Mining Corp., headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is a cryptocurrency mining and blockchain infrastructure company established through an exclusive arrangement with the Bitfury Group, the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company. Through the Bitfury Group, Hut 8 has access to a world-leading proprietary mix of hardware, software and operational expertise to construct, optimize and manage data centres in low-cost and attractive jurisdictions. Hut 8 is led by a team of industry experts and intends to provide investors with exposure to blockchain processing infrastructure and technology along with underlying cryptocurrency rewards and transaction fees.

Hut 8 provides investors with direct exposure to bitcoin, without the technical complexity or constraints of purchasing the underlying cryptocurrency. Investors avoid the need to create online wallets, wire money offshore and safely store their bitcoins. Hut 8 provides a secure and simple way to invest.

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Hut 8 Corporate Contact:
Andrew Kiguel
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (647) 256-1992
Email: info@hut8mining.com

Jimmy Vaiopoulos
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (647) 256-1992
Email: info@hut8mining.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain information in this press release constitutes 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”, “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 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 the factors described in greater detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Filing Statement dated March 1, 2018 relating to the Qualifying Transaction of Oriana Resources Corporation and Hut 8, which is available at www.sedar.com. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. 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 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.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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