Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure provider, continues to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) will combine in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Transaction”). The combined company will be named “Hut 8 Corp.” (“New Hut”) and will be a U.S.-domiciled entity. The Transaction is expected to establish New Hut as a large scale, publicly traded Bitcoin miner focused on economical mining, highly diversified revenue streams, and industry leading environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.
New Hut has filed an amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Amended Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). As disclosed in the Amended Registration Statement:
- New Hut’s expected installed self-mining capacity has increased from the previously disclosed 5.6 EH/s to 7.02 EH/s at mining facilities in Medicine Hat and Drumheller in Alberta; Niagara Falls, New York; Kearney, Nebraska; and Granbury and King Mountain, Texas upon the close of the Transaction. The improvement is due to the energization of additional miners at USBTC’s sites.
- The 1.7 EH/s installed self-mining capacity at the King Mountain, Texas site is owned by the King Mountain Joint Venture in which USBTC has a 50% membership interest alongside a leading energy partner.
- On April 7, 2023, USBTC entered into a settlement with the City of Niagara Falls which concluded all claims related to the ongoing litigation with the City and terminated the temporary restraining order against USBTC. USBTC was required to pay the City of Niagara Falls a $100,000 compliance fee and contribute $180,000 to the city’s attorney’s fees.
- USBTC is currently working with City officials to confirm safety procedures prior to resuming mining activity.
“Since announcing the transaction, we have made measurable progress on key files that will positively position New Hut to be very competitive in the market with 7.02 EH/s of self-mining capacity,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “In addition, we will have flexibility for growth in new fiat revenue lines of business including hosting and managed infrastructure operations, allowing us to amplify our diversification strategy, which will ultimately prove to be prescient well beyond the next halving.”
Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions of the transaction.