Our Mission

Accelerate the development of the blockchain sector through traditional capital markets and create long-term shareholder value

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. is a growth oriented, TSX.V-listed company building a bridge from the blockchain sector to traditional capital markets. HIVE owns state-of-the-art green energy-powered data centre facilities in Canada, Sweden and Iceland, which produce newly minted digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum continuously on the cloud. Our deployments provide shareholders with exposure to the operating margins of digital currency mining as well as a portfolio of crypto-coins.

Executive

Frank Holmes

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Renowned global investor Frank Holmes leads the HIVE board of directors and is interim CEO, contributing to the company's vision and strategy. Frank is chief executive and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors, a leading mutual fund and asset management firm. Frank is a sought after keynote speaker at international investment conferences and a regular guest in business media. His Frank Talk CEO Blog is one of the most widely read in finance.

Management

Darcy Daubaras

CFO

Mr. Daubaras has over 20 years of experience in corporate accounting and public company service. Prior to joining HIVE, Darcy was a member of the executive team at FinancialCAD Corporation. Mr. Daubaras has previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for Canadian listed public companies as well as serving as the Director of Corporate Accounting with Mercer International. Darcy was awarded a CPA, CA designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia as well as being awarded a CPA designation in Illinois and has experience with Sarbanes-Oxley. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria.

Aydin Kilic

PRESIDENT & COO

Mr. Kilic has over 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and electronic engineer with expertise in cryptocurrency, capital markets, real estate development and scientific research. He founded Fortress Blockchain Corp. in 2017 and led this company as CEO to go public as a Tier 1 Technology Issuer on the TSX-V, raising $30M in the process.

With this experience Mr. Kilic brings the HIVE team his comprehensive understanding of the intersect of cryptocurrency and the Canadian capital markets, public company audit demands and exchange rules, along with the importance of ESG investing. Additionally, as a development executive, Mr. Kilic has received commitments from Canadian banks for over $100M in financing for land rezoning and development projects and has secured over $200M of land acquisition offers, while bringing over $100M of project value to market in BC. Mr. Kilic will lead HIVE in its global expansion and development of data centers, reporting directly to Frank Holmes, Executive Chairman.

Mr. Kilic holds a degree in Engineering Science (Honours) from Simon Fraser University, having specialized in high-frequency electronics, VLSI, and time-variant 3D electromagnetics.

Ian Mann

DIRECTOR

Mr. Mann has been the President and a Director of HIVE Digital Data Ltd., an administrative arm of HIVE, since December, 2019. Prior to joining HIVE, from November 2003 to July 2019, Mr. Mann was the President of Meridian Fund Managers Ltd., a BVI registered fund manager with two alternative investment funds primarily investing in mining and oil and gas companies. Prior to that, Mr. Mann held senior management and partner positions with several Bermuda companies. Since 1997, Mr. Mann has served as a non-executive director of three Canadian exchange listed mining and oil companies, now merged into other entities and Gran Colombia Gold Corp. from March 2016 to August 2017. Mr. Mann was a Director of two AIM-listed companies from 2005 to 2017. He was also the President and CEO of Squire Mining Ltd., a CSE-listed early stage company from inception in 2011 to 2017.

In September 2019, Mr. Mann became the Vice President and a Director of KOP Therapeutics Corp., an entity involved in the development of "Targeted Cancer Cell Therapy" at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Mr. Mann holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honors Business Administration degree (1980) from The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.

Johanna Thörnblad

SWEDEN COUNTRY PRESIDENT

Johanna Thörnblad joined Hive in 2021 as Managing Director of Bikupa Datacenter AB and Bikupa Datacenter 2 AB, the company’s two Swedish subsidiaries, and was quickly promoted to the position of Country President in Sweden for these operations. Mrs. Thörnblad also serves on the board of HIVE Switzerland, Sweden and Iceland.

Originally from Sweden, Mrs. Thörnblad has over 20 years of international management and global corporate communications experience; this includes investor relations, media relations, marketing and sales with companies such as Fidelity Investments (Series 7 and 24 licensed), U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW), and Meridian Fund Managers Ltd., a BVI registered fund manager.

Mrs. Thörnblad holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Psychology from Kent State University.

Directors

Frank Holmes

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Renowned global investor Frank Holmes leads the HIVE board of directors and is interim CEO, contributing to the company's vision and strategy. Frank is chief executive and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors, a leading mutual fund and asset management firm. Frank is a sought after keynote speaker at international investment conferences and a regular guest in business media. His Frank Talk CEO Blog is one of the most widely read in finance.

Ian Mann

DIRECTOR

Mr. Mann has been the President and a Director of HIVE Digital Data Ltd., an administrative arm of HIVE, since December, 2019. Prior to joining HIVE, from November 2003 to July 2019, Mr. Mann was the President of Meridian Fund Managers Ltd., a BVI registered fund manager with two alternative investment funds primarily investing in mining and oil and gas companies. Prior to that, Mr. Mann held senior management and partner positions with several Bermuda companies. Since 1997, Mr. Mann has served as a non-executive director of three Canadian exchange listed mining and oil companies, now merged into other entities and Gran Colombia Gold Corp. from March 2016 to August 2017. Mr. Mann was a Director of two AIM-listed companies from 2005 to 2017. He was also the President and CEO of Squire Mining Ltd., a CSE-listed early stage company from inception in 2011 to 2017.

In September 2019, Mr. Mann became the Vice President and a Director of KOP Therapeutics Corp., an entity involved in the development of "Targeted Cancer Cell Therapy" at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Mr. Mann holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honors Business Administration degree (1980) from The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.

Tobias Ebel

DIRECTOR

Tobias has more than 10 years of professional experience in the funds industry and is a specialist lawyer for legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, and structuring aspects of investment funds. For several years, Tobias has also been working in the cryptocurrency industry and has helped to solve legal and tax problems in cryptocurrency mining and investment activities. He is a Managing Partner at Logos Fund, a blockchain and cryptocurrency investment fund.

Marcus New

DIRECTOR & AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR

Marcus is the CEO of InvestX Capital Ltd, an online private equity and venture capital platform. Prior to InvestX Marcus built a number of disruptive technology businesses in the capital markets including: CEO of Stockhouse Publishing, a leading financial community for affluent investors. A data platform business that was licensed to dozens of brokerage firms, global institutional sales desks, and over 200 hedge funds.

Dave Perrill

DIRECTOR

Mr. Perrill is the founder and CEO of Compute North, a rapidly growing data center company that offers low-cost and efficient infrastructure services for clients in the blockchain, cryptocurrency mining and the broader high-performance computing space. Previously he founded and subsequently sold two technology companies, including an Internet Service and Managed Security Provider, which was acquired by Trustwave in 2013. Mr. Perrill has extensive experience in networking, data center engineering, software, and security. He holds a BS in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota.

Partnership

HIVE is the culmination of an exclusive partnership between Genesis Mining, the world’s largest cloud bitcoin mining company with over a million customers.

Software
Hardware
Green Energy

The Genesis partnership equips HIVE with the three key elements needed to power the future of blockchain computing.

About Genesis Mining

Founded in Hong Kong by early Bitcoin investors and mining pioneers, Genesis Mining Ltd. is the largest cryptocurrency miner and the largest cloud miner with over a million customers.

Their first large-scale Bitcoin mining facility was built in 2014 using custom hardware. This was followed up in 2016 with the construction of the world’s largest Ether mining facility — specifically built to support the Ethereum Project at an early stage of its development.

HIVE is a partnership between Genesis Mining and Fiore Group to accelerate the development of the blockchain sector through traditional capital markets and develop the leading listed blockchain infrastructure company.

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