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Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - February 4, 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 January 2022, with a BTC HODL balance of 2,043 Bitcoin and 25,404 Ethereum as of January 31, 2022.
January 2022 Production Figures
HIVE is pleased to announce its January 2022 production figures and mining capacity:
264 BTC Produced
1.87 Exahash of Bitcoin mining capacity
2,170 ETH Equivalent Produced
4.56 Terahash of Ethereum mining capacity
Frank Holmes, Executive Chairman of HIVE stated "We are again pleased that HIVE carries on with its strong momentum in expanding Bitcoin hashing power even as the network difficulty continues its upward movement. In January we produced an average of 8.5 BTC per day, and we are pleased to note that as of today, we are producing approximately 8.9 BTC a day. Our Bitcoin hashing power increased in January and at the calendar month-end our hashrate was 1.87 Exahash, which translated into a 10% increase in BTC mining hashrate 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 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 the value of the coins produced daily. As such the ETH that HIVE produced during the month of January, equated on a daily basis, is approximately equal to a monthly total of 161 BTC, which we refer to as Bitcoin equivalent or BTC equivalent. This is in addition to the 264 BTC produced from our Bitcoin mining operations during January, for a total of 425 Bitcoin equivalent."
The Company's total Bitcoin equivalent production in January 2022 was:
425 BTC Equivalent Produced
13.7 BTC Equivalent produced per day on average
2.9 Exahash of BTC Equivalent Hashrate (BTC hashrate plus equivalent ETH Hashrate)
Network Mining Difficulty and Energy Markets
The Bitcoin network difficulty increased as much as 10% and similarly the Ethereum network difficulty increased approximately 7.5% during the month of January. These factors impact our gross profit margins. Our January production would have been higher than actuals, however the extremely cold weather in Canada has caused Quebec Hydro to cut back 100 hours of energy consumption, under a curtailment agreement. This seasonal curtailment affects numerous crypto-mining companies operating in Quebec, along with HIVE. In addition, in New Brunswick we are experiencing, as expected, a temporary seasonal rise in energy prices. We are happy we have continued to expand our facilities and new equipment has arrived during the month to increase our PH to 1.87 Exahash for BTC mining.
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.
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 mining rewards. Our shares provide investors with exposure to the operating margins of digital currency mining, as well as a portfolio of cryptocurrencies such as ETH and BTC. Because HIVE also owns hard assets such as data centers and advanced multi- use servers, we believe our shares offer investors an attractive way to gain exposure to the cryptocurrency space.
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On Behalf of HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.
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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such forward- looking information include, but are not limited to, the volatility of 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 as required, or at all; a material decline in digital currency prices may have a significant negative impact on the Company's operations; the volatility of digital currency prices; 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 carrying out its expansion plans or operating its assets; and other related risks as more fully set out in the registration statement of Company and other documents disclosed under the Company's filings at www.sec.gov/EDGAR and www.sedar.com.
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