Hut 8 Announces Change in Leadership: Asher Genoot Succeeds Jamie Leverton as CEO

by Jared Kirui
  • Genoot brings considerable experience from his previous role as the President of US Bitcoin Corp.
  • Hut 8’s portfolio includes computing data centers in British Columbia and Ontario and Bitcoin mining and hosting sites.
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Following the merger of equals between Hut 8 Corp. and US Bitcoin Corp, the renowned blockchain infrastructure company has announced a transition in its leadership. Asher Genoot, previously the President and a Board member, has stepped into the role of Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jaime Leverton.

Genoot, having served as the President and Director since November 2023, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He is the Co-Founder and the Former President of US Data Mining Group, Inc., also known as US Bitcoin Corp, where he led the venture-backed private Bitcoin mining company.

Navigating Leadership Transition Post-Merger

Genoot's track record includes a 730 MW portfolio across data centers in Texas, Nebraska, and New York as of December 2022. The merger has set the stage for a new strategic direction, and Genoot's appointment signifies a crucial step in realizing the potential within the combined company, Hut 8 mentioned in a press release today (Wednesday).

Bill Tai, the Chairman of the Board of Hut 8, highlighted the transformative nature of the merger, emphasizing the need for a disciplined and proven approach, which Genoot is expected to bring to the firm.

Tai said: "Hut 8 is now at a pivotal inflection point, and we believe that Asher is uniquely qualified to accelerate our path to market leadership. There is tremendous potential in the combined Company, and the Board is confident that Asher will bring a disciplined, proven approach to unlock this potential."

About Hut 8

Hut 8 Corp., headquartered in Miami, Florida, stands at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining, managed services, energy arbitrage, and traditional data center operations. The company's portfolio spans computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario and Bitcoin mining and hosting sites in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas.

Last year, Hut 8 Mining reported a substantial decrease in revenue for the third quarter of 2023. This decline nearly doubled the net loss compared to the same period in 2022, leading to a drop of 11% in its stock price on the Canadian stock exchange, Finance Magnates reported.

The financial overview provided by Hut 8 revealed a net loss of CAD 53.6 million for the quarter, with mining profit declining to CAD 3.8 million. Operational challenges significantly reduced Bitcoin mining output, stemming from increased network difficulties, operational suspensions, and electrical issues at one of its facilities.

Following the merger of equals between Hut 8 Corp. and US Bitcoin Corp, the renowned blockchain infrastructure company has announced a transition in its leadership. Asher Genoot, previously the President and a Board member, has stepped into the role of Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jaime Leverton.

Genoot, having served as the President and Director since November 2023, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He is the Co-Founder and the Former President of US Data Mining Group, Inc., also known as US Bitcoin Corp, where he led the venture-backed private Bitcoin mining company.

Navigating Leadership Transition Post-Merger

Genoot's track record includes a 730 MW portfolio across data centers in Texas, Nebraska, and New York as of December 2022. The merger has set the stage for a new strategic direction, and Genoot's appointment signifies a crucial step in realizing the potential within the combined company, Hut 8 mentioned in a press release today (Wednesday).

Bill Tai, the Chairman of the Board of Hut 8, highlighted the transformative nature of the merger, emphasizing the need for a disciplined and proven approach, which Genoot is expected to bring to the firm.

Tai said: "Hut 8 is now at a pivotal inflection point, and we believe that Asher is uniquely qualified to accelerate our path to market leadership. There is tremendous potential in the combined Company, and the Board is confident that Asher will bring a disciplined, proven approach to unlock this potential."

About Hut 8

Hut 8 Corp., headquartered in Miami, Florida, stands at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining, managed services, energy arbitrage, and traditional data center operations. The company's portfolio spans computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario and Bitcoin mining and hosting sites in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas.

Last year, Hut 8 Mining reported a substantial decrease in revenue for the third quarter of 2023. This decline nearly doubled the net loss compared to the same period in 2022, leading to a drop of 11% in its stock price on the Canadian stock exchange, Finance Magnates reported.

The financial overview provided by Hut 8 revealed a net loss of CAD 53.6 million for the quarter, with mining profit declining to CAD 3.8 million. Operational challenges significantly reduced Bitcoin mining output, stemming from increased network difficulties, operational suspensions, and electrical issues at one of its facilities.

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