This news release constitutes a “designated news release” for the purposes of the Company’s prospectus supplement dated February 2, 2021 to its amended and restated short form base shelf prospectus dated January 4, 2022.
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – April 6, 2022) – HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSXV: HIVE) (Nasdaq: HIVE) (FSE: HBF) (the “Company” or “HIVE”) is pleased to announce the production figures from the Company’s global Bitcoin and Ethereum mining operations for the month of March 2022, with a BTC HODL balance of 2,568 Bitcoin and 16,196 Ethereum as of April 3, 2022. In addition to this the Company is pleased to announce two milestone accomplishments of reaching 2 Exahash of Bitcoin mining and 6 Terahash of Ethereum mining this month.
March 2022 Production Figures
HIVE is pleased to announce its March 2022 production figures and mining capacity:
- 278.6 BTC Produced
- 2.0 Exahash of Bitcoin mining capacity
- 2,459 ETH Produced*
- 4.58 Terahash of Ethereum mining capacity at beginning of March
- Increased to 6.1 Terahash of Ethereum mining capacity at end of March
*The Company’s production of ETH from GPU mining (including selective optimizations of GPU hashrate) has yielded a total ETH production of 2,549 ETH.
Frank Holmes, Executive Chairman of HIVE stated “We are very pleased to report HIVE has continued its extremely strong momentum in expanding our hashing power, notably our Ethereum mining hash power grew by 33% this month. In March we produced an average of 9.0 BTC per day, and we are pleased to note that as of today, we are producing approximately 9.0 BTC a day even after the recent difficulty increase of 4%. Our Bitcoin hashing power increased in March and at the calendar month-end our hashrate was 2.0 Exahash, which translated into a 6% increase in BTC mining on a month over month basis, while BTC prices corrected.”
Aydin Kilic, President & COO of HIVE noted “We continue to strive for operational excellence, ensuring that as we scale our hashrate as a company we also optimize our uptime, to ensure ideal Bitcoin and Ethereum output figures.” Mr. Kilic continued, “We also would like to provide an update on the BTC and ETH equivalency, where one can equate value of the coins produced daily. As such the ETH that HIVE produced during the month of March, equated daily, is approximately equal to a monthly total of 168.8 BTC, which we refer to as Bitcoin equivalent or BTC equivalent. This is in addition to the 278.6 BTC produced from our Bitcoin mining operations during March, for a total of 447.4 Bitcoin equivalent”.
The Company’s total Bitcoin equivalent production in March 2022 was:
- 447.4 BTC Equivalent Produced
- 14.4 BTC Equivalent produced per day on average
- 3.3 Exahash of BTC Equivalent Hashrate (BTC hashrate plus equivalent ETH Hashrate as of March 31, 2022)
1 Year Ahead Hashrate Growth Outlook
HIVE is pleased to update the market on the Company’s growth plans for the year ahead, as a result of strategic initiatives to secure ASIC and GPU hardware. The graph below presents the hashrate for all contracted ASIC and GPU hardware (with deposits in place), with the dark blue bars representing BTC hashrate, and the light blue bars representing the additional BTC equivalent hashrate from the ETH GPU hashrate. The numbers at the top are the combined total BTC equivalent hashrate expressed in Exahash. The Company will be at 6.2 Exahash of BTC equivalent hashrate in one year, up from 3.3 Exahash of BTC equivalent hashrate today.
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