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Hut 8 Operations Update for November 2023

Hut 8 Corp. 6 mins read

Inaugural update of Hut 8 Corp. reflects breadth and depth of operations

At 9,129 BTC, Hut 8 continues to have one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company

MIAMI, Dec. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), ("Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers is proud to share its first operational update with more detailed reporting metrics following the completion of the business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 Mining Corp. and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) combined in an all-stock merger of equals to form the Company.

Hut 8’s expanded digital asset mining geographical footprint now includes the following sites:

  OwnerEnergy CapacitySelf-MiningManaged ServicesHosting
AlphaNiagara Falls, NYHut 850 MWYes Yes
CharlieKearney, NBManaged1100 MWYesYes 
DeltaGranbury, TXManaged1300 MWYesYes 
EchoKing Mountain, TXJoint Venture2280 MWYesYesYes
FoxtrotMedicine Hat, ABHut 867 MWYes  
GolfDrumheller, ABHut 842 MWYes  

Notes:
(1) Hut 8’s Managed Services subsidiaries lead all aspects of site operations, including accounting, curtailment, and customer relations at the Charlie and Delta sites, which are owned by a multi-billion dollar AUM sustainable infrastructure investment firm. The Managed Services subsidiaries also lead all aspects of site operations at the Echo site.
(2) The Company has a 50% membership interest in the Echo site. The remaining 50% membership interest is held by a Fortune 200 renewable energy producer.

“Our first operations report since completing our merger at the end of November not only showcases the diversification of our power and business portfolios across our North American-wide operations, but it also quantifies the significant scale that our business combination has created,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. "As we move forward as a new, strengthened team, we are prioritizing improving the efficiency of our self-mining operations, particularly in Canada, while simultaneously pursuing near-term growth initiatives that we believe will more favourably position Hut 8 leading into the New Year.”

 November 2023October 2023October 2023
 Hut 8 Corp.Hut 8 Mining Corp.USBTC
Total energy capacity under management839 MW1109 MW730 MW1
Total deployed miners under management207,399228,750181,3292
Total hashrate under management21.6 EH/s32.6 EH/s18.6 EH/s3


Self-Mining4
   
Deployed miners575,07828,75046,225
Deployed hashrate67.3 EH/s2.6 EH/s4.7 EH/s
Bitcoin produced390 BTC112 BTC280 BTC
Bitcoin on balance sheet79,129 BTC9,113 BTC28 BTC


Managed Services8
Energy capacity under management680 MWN / A680 MW
Deployed miners under management166,775N / A169,451
Hashrate under management17.9 EH/sN / A17.6 EH/s


Hosting
Deployed miners under management76,737N / A76,741
Hashrate under management8.6 EH/sN / A8.0 EH/s

Notes:
(1) Includes all Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting infrastructure, including 100% of the energy capacity at the Echo site.
(2) Includes all miners that are racked in Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting infrastructure with power and networking, including all miners at the Echo site.
(3) Includes all Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting hashrate, including 100% of the hashrate at the Echo site.
(4) Self-Mining operations for Hut 8 Corp. and USBTC include all operations at the Echo site.
(5) Deployed miners are defined as miners that are physically racked, with power and networking.
(6) Indicates the target hashrate of all deployed miners.
(7) As of month-end.
(8) The Managed Services figures reflected in this table include the Self-Mining and Hosting metrics from the sites where Hut 8’s Managed Services business is an additional service layer in the operation of the site (at Charlie, Delta, and Echo). As a result, the sum of the Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting numbers will not add up to the “Total energy capacity under management”, “Total deployed miners under management”, and “Total hashrate under management” figures that are also reflected in the table.

Highlights:

  • On November 30, Hut 8 Mining Corp. and USBTC announced the completion of their previously announced business combination pursuant to which the companies combined in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Transaction”) to form Hut 8 Corp, a U.S.-domiciled entity, which began trading under the stock symbol HUT on the Nasdaq and Toronto Stock Exchange on December 4.
  • The operations team began piloting the Company’s purpose-built software at Hut 8’s Foxtrot facility in Medicine Hat and Golf site in Drumheller in late November, providing us with more granular reporting on the health and efficiency of our fleet and infrastructure.
  • In mid-November, Hut 8 launched its high performance computing Cloud Portal, which gives new and existing HPC clients direct access to Hut 8 GPUs and seamless control to provision workloads in just minutes through an intuitive web interface.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

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 Hut 8 and New Hut expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, 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. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes statements relating to the anticipated complementary strengths of the parties to the Transaction; the diversification of the Company’s North American-wide operations; the Company’s plans to prioritize improvements of its self-mining operations while pursuing other near-term growth opportunities; and future growth in economical mining operations, high performance computing, extensive hosting operations, and the managed services business.

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, the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implement the business plan for the Company, including as a result of difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the ability to realize synergies and cost savings, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact of the Transaction on mining activities; the potential impact of the announcement of consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; 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; 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; 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; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to mining sites; failure to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations; and failure to 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 Hut 8, please see the “Risk Factors” section of Hut 8’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under New Hut’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under Hut 8 SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

Hut 8 Corp. Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

 


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