Hut 8 Mines Less but Hoards More Bitcoins in Crypto Vault

by Damian Chmiel
  • Hut 8 mined 111 Bitcoin in September, 166 less than a year ago.
  • However, the company maintains one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves among publicly traded companies.
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The number of Bitcoins publicly traded miner Hut 8 Mining Corp. produced increased to 111 BTC in September. Although this result is significantly lower than last year's, it reflects a general trend observed in the industry. Additionally, Hut 8 is progressing with its business combination with U.S. Data Mining Group, marking a significant milestone in its growth strategy.

Hut 8 Mines More BTC in September 2023

In September, Hut 8 generated 111 Bitcoins, averaging a production rate of about 3.7 Bitcoins per day. Compared to the last month, it is a modest increase of 8 BTC compared to 103 tokens mined in August 2023. However, compared to the same period a year earlier, the crypto production fell visibly, by 166 BTC, from 277 mined in September 2022.

Interestingly, the company chose not to sell any of its mined Bitcoins during the latest reported period. As of 30 September, Hut 8's total Bitcoin reserve stood at 9,366, with 7,269 of these being unencumbered. In comparison, a year earlier, the total BTC reserve came in at 8,388. The installed ASIC hash rate capacity at the company's Alberta facilities was reported to be 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month, and the company produced 42.7 BTC per EH.

The issue of a significant decline in mining compared to the previous year is not unique to Hut 8 but also affects other publicly traded companies. Similar data comes from the Argo Blockchain report published last week and a separate mining report by Bitfarms. This has led analysts to increasingly question whether Bitcoin mining is still profitable.

Business Combination and Future Prospects

Another significant development for Hut 8 was the approval of its proposed business combination with US Data Mining Group, also known as USBTC. This approval came during a special meeting held on 12 September and is considered a crucial step toward completing the transaction. Following this, the Canadian Supreme Court of British Columbia issued a final order approving the arrangement on 15 September.

"The vote, along with the Supreme Court of British Columbia's approval of our plan of arrangement, continue to advance us toward a new Hut 8," Jaime Leverton, the CEO of Hut 8, expressed gratitude towards shareholders for their support. "It will have highly diversified fiat revenue streams in high-performance computing, hosting, and managed infrastructure operations, all of which are intended to capture upside and solve for the challenges that single-threaded miners will face going into the next halving ."

As Finance Magnates reported in August, Hut 8 found itself among five publicly traded companies that felt the adverse effects of a sudden drop in BTC price. Their total market cap fell 30% within a month, from $9.5 billion to $6.7 billion.

The number of Bitcoins publicly traded miner Hut 8 Mining Corp. produced increased to 111 BTC in September. Although this result is significantly lower than last year's, it reflects a general trend observed in the industry. Additionally, Hut 8 is progressing with its business combination with U.S. Data Mining Group, marking a significant milestone in its growth strategy.

Hut 8 Mines More BTC in September 2023

In September, Hut 8 generated 111 Bitcoins, averaging a production rate of about 3.7 Bitcoins per day. Compared to the last month, it is a modest increase of 8 BTC compared to 103 tokens mined in August 2023. However, compared to the same period a year earlier, the crypto production fell visibly, by 166 BTC, from 277 mined in September 2022.

Interestingly, the company chose not to sell any of its mined Bitcoins during the latest reported period. As of 30 September, Hut 8's total Bitcoin reserve stood at 9,366, with 7,269 of these being unencumbered. In comparison, a year earlier, the total BTC reserve came in at 8,388. The installed ASIC hash rate capacity at the company's Alberta facilities was reported to be 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month, and the company produced 42.7 BTC per EH.

The issue of a significant decline in mining compared to the previous year is not unique to Hut 8 but also affects other publicly traded companies. Similar data comes from the Argo Blockchain report published last week and a separate mining report by Bitfarms. This has led analysts to increasingly question whether Bitcoin mining is still profitable.

Business Combination and Future Prospects

Another significant development for Hut 8 was the approval of its proposed business combination with US Data Mining Group, also known as USBTC. This approval came during a special meeting held on 12 September and is considered a crucial step toward completing the transaction. Following this, the Canadian Supreme Court of British Columbia issued a final order approving the arrangement on 15 September.

"The vote, along with the Supreme Court of British Columbia's approval of our plan of arrangement, continue to advance us toward a new Hut 8," Jaime Leverton, the CEO of Hut 8, expressed gratitude towards shareholders for their support. "It will have highly diversified fiat revenue streams in high-performance computing, hosting, and managed infrastructure operations, all of which are intended to capture upside and solve for the challenges that single-threaded miners will face going into the next halving ."

As Finance Magnates reported in August, Hut 8 found itself among five publicly traded companies that felt the adverse effects of a sudden drop in BTC price. Their total market cap fell 30% within a month, from $9.5 billion to $6.7 billion.

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