Cryptocurrency Stock News: HIVE (TSX.V: HIVE) (OTCQX: HVBTF) Increasing Hashpower By 585 PH/s By Buying 6,500 High Performance Bitcoin Miners
This news release constitutes a "designated news release" for the purposes of the Company's prospectus supplement dated February 2, 2021 to its short form base shelf prospectus dated January 27, 2021.
Vancouver, British Columbia - October 21, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSXV: HIVE) (Nasdaq: HIVE) (FSE: HBF) (the "Company" or "HIVE") is excited to announce the purchase of 6,500 next generation Bitcoin miners.
These new machines have an aggregate hash power of 585 Petahash per second (PH/s). The integration of these miners into HIVE's systems will be made in tranches over the next 130 days. They will be placed in existing facilities, and in our newly constructed data centres at our campus in New Brunswick, Canada.
Next Generation Miner Expansion
This new equipment sourced from a top global manufacturer is expected to be received and in operation by the end of February 2022 in 3 tranches, with 3,000 miners in December 2021, 3,100 miners in January 2022 and 400 miners in February 2022.
At the current difficulty and Bitcoin price these purchased miners will generate approximately an additional 3.7 Bitcoin per day, or equivalent to an additional US$250,000 in daily income, or US$7,500,000 in monthly run rate income. Bitcoin continues to have a daily volatility of plus or minus 6% and investors should be aware of this volatility. It is a high risk, high reward investment.
Frank Holmes, Executive Chairman of HIVE stated "We are pleased to be building on our strategic alliances with leading ASIC manufacturer Canaan to achieve our goals and drive value for our shareholders, with executing on a transaction that increases our cash flow and green mining capacity. Frank continued, "HIVE currently has approximately 1.2 Exahash per second (EH/s) of Bitcoin mining capacity, and with this new purchase, HIVE's Bitcoin ASIC pipeline will be at 2 EH/s by December 2021, and 3 EH/s by March 2022. In addition to this, we are expanding our current active Ethereum mining capacity from approximately 4,000 Gigahash per second (GH/s), to 6,000 GH/s in new facilities in Sweden."
This announcement is part of our continuing strategy to increase our bitcoin mining capacity. HIVE intends to continue utilizing cash flow to make opportunistic investments in ASIC and GPU next generation mining equipment that can provide positive gross mining margins to generate the highest cash flow per share returns on invested capital.
We continue to HODL our Bitcoin production. This new production along with our monthly deliveries of previously announced miners will quickly accelerate building up our Bitcoin reserves. Presently we hold 1,266 Bitcoin in custodial wallets. Our goal of two Exahash (2 EH/s) of pure Bitcoin mining, without factoring in attractive cash flow from Ethereum production conversion, by the end of this calendar year.
About HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.
HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. went public in 2017 as the first cryptocurrency mining company with a green energy and ESG strategy. We are listed on the TSX.V exchange and our shares will soon trade on the Nasdaq's Capital Markets Exchange.
HIVE is a growth-oriented technology stock in the emergent blockchain industry. As a company whose shares trade on a major stock exchange, we are building a bridge between the digital currency and blockchain sector and traditional capital markets. HIVE owns state-of-the-art, green energy-powered data centre facilities in Canada, Sweden, and Iceland, where we source only green energy to mine on the cloud and HODL both Ethereum and Bitcoin. Since the beginning of 2021, HIVE has held in secure storage the majority of its ETH and BTC coin production. Our shares provide investors with exposure to the operating margins of digital currency mining, as well as a portfolio of crypto-coins such as ETH and BTC. Because HIVE also owns hard assets in diverse locations and is able to pivot from mining one cryptocurrency to another, our shares may represent a safer cryptocurrency play as compared with direct ownership of a given cryptocurrency. HIVE traded over 2 billion shares in 2020.
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On Behalf Of HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.
Interim Executive Chairman
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Except for the statements of historical fact, this news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. "Forward-looking information" in this news release includes information about the purchase of 6,000 next generation miners, including the expected delivery, operation and increase in operating hash rate from Bitcoin mining; the achievement of an aggregate operating hash power of 2,000 PH/s by the end of calendar 2021; the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on logistics and the supply of miners from Asia; the continued utilization of cash flow to make opportunistic investments in next generation mining equipment that can provide positive gross mining margins; potential further improvements to profitability and efficiency across mining operations, potential for the Company's long-term growth, and the business goals and objectives of the Company.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, the newly purchased 6,000 next generation miners may not be delivered or operation in the timeframe currently anticipated, or may not have a positive impact on the Company's profitability; the Company may not achieve an aggregate operating hash power of 2,000 PH/s in the timeframe currently anticipated, or at all; continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may have a material adverse effect on the Company's performance as supply chains are disrupted and prevent the Company from operating its assets; a decrease in cryptocurrency pricing, volume of transaction activity or generally, the profitability of cryptocurrency mining; further improvements to profitability and efficiency may not be realized; the digital currency market; the Company's ability to successfully mine digital currency; the Company may not be able to profitably liquidate its current digital currency inventory, or at all; a decline in digital currency prices may have a significant negative impact on the Company's operations; the volatility of digital currency prices; and other related risks as more fully set out in the Filing Statement of the Company and other documents disclosed under the Company's filings at www.sedar.com.
The forward-looking information in this news release reflects the current expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, the Company has made assumptions about the current profitability in mining cryptocurrency (including pricing and volume of current transaction activity); profitable use of the Company's assets going forward; the Company's ability to profitably liquidate its digital currency inventory as required; historical prices of digital currencies and the ability of the Company to mine digital currencies will be consistent with historical prices; and there will be no regulation or law that will prevent the Company from operating its business. The Company has also assumed that no significant events occur outside of the Company's normal course of business. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.
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