BITCOIN TALK… Canadian Bitcoin Mining Firm Hut 8 Sees Record High Revenue in Q3 2018

Canadian Bitcoin (BTC) mining firm Hut eight has reported file income within the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, in keeping with the corporate’s quarterly monetary report revealed Nov. eight.

Hut eight, which claims to be “the biggest” public crypto mining firm by working capability and market capitalization, has revealed its monetary outcomes for Q3 of this yr, stating that its income reached a file excessive $13.5 million for Q3, and $27.7 million for the 9 months ending on Sep. 30.

Income elevated by 126 p.c in comparison with the earlier quarter income of $5.9 million. Hut eight attributed the rise to its deployment of 16 Bitfury BlockBoxes in September at its mining facility within the Metropolis of Drugs Hat, for an mixture of 56 BlockBoxes at that web site. Every BlockBox comprises 176 mining servers and reportedly has a hashrate of 13.7 Pethashes per second (Ph/s).

In Q3, Hut eight’s price for mining a single Bitcoin was $three,394, which is decrease than the present market value of round $6,400, which is mirrored within the report as the corporate’s mining revenue for Q3 was $6.6 million, with a mining revenue margin of 51 p.c. Hut eight claims that this makes it one of many lowest-cost BTC mining firms globally.

Hut eight’s mining revenue margin and adjusted earnings earlier than curiosity, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) was decrease throughout Q3 for just a few causes. The BTC value considerably appreciated by means of the quarter, whereas competitors from different BTC miners elevated. One other issue was the file excessive temperatures in Alberta, which resulted in elevated electrical energy prices at Hut eight’s Drumheller facility.

The corporate expects that the effectivity of Utility-Particular Built-in Circuit (ASIC) chips used to mine cryptocurrencies will rise in the course of the colder months, which subsequently will enhance efficiency within the subsequent quarter.

Hut eight launched its Drugs Hat facility in July in partnership with BTC mining gear producer BitFury. At the moment, Hut eight had mined round 1,000 BTC since its launch in December of final yr.

In the meantime, BTCC Pool, the mining operation of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency change BTCC, introduced it would shut “indefinitely” on the finish of November as a consequence of unknown “enterprise changes.” BTCC nonetheless expressed a way of optimism, hinting that the choice to shut down was not strictly everlasting.

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