Operational capacity increases by 150% in the City of Medicine Hat to a total of 40 BlockBoxes
TORONTO, July 16, 2018 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) (TSXV: HUT) (OTCQX: HUTMF), one of the world’s largest public cryptocurrency mining company by operating capacity, announces the completion of construction at its bitcoin mining facility in the City of Medicine Hat (the “CMH Facility”), including the electrification of an additional 24 BlockBox datacenters.
Hut 8 now operates 40 BlockBox datacenters at its CMH Facility, each with 1.2 MW of capacity, representing 48 MW of operating power, and 17 BlockBoxes at its Drumheller facility, representing 18.7 MW of operating power, for a total of 66.7 MW of fully-funded operating power and 487.5 petahashes per second (“PH/s”).
“As a result of our employees’ hard work, our partners at the Bitfury Group and the cooperation from the City of Medicine Hat, our construction is complete – ahead of schedule and on budget. We are pleased to have surpassed our September 2018 completion target,” said Andrew Kiguel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hut 8. “With 66.7 MW of aggregate operating capacity, we believe we are the largest cryptocurrency miner in Canada and the largest publicly-traded cryptocurrency miner by operating capacity in the world. In addition, we are actively pursuing further opportunities to deliver value to our investors.”
The 40 BlockBoxes at Hut 8’s CMH facility use an updated 14 nanometre chip, compared to the 16 nanometre chip currently used at its 17 BlockBoxes at its first mining location in Drumheller. Thus far, the new BlockBoxes have been operating in excess of 9 PH/s rather than the anticipated 8 PH/s. This increased hash rate means that Hut 8 will have even better potential of earning the daily bitcoin blockchain reward.
Since beginning its mining operations in December 2017, Hut 8 has mined over 1,900 bitcoin.
For more information, visit Hut 8’s new website at www.hut8mining.com.
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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