HIVE currently operates data centres that are the building blocks of blockchain infrastructure. HIVE’s data centres in North America and Europe have access to approximately 50 megawatts of power, placing it among the largest and most diversified of any publicly-listed cryptocurrency miner. HIVE is currently utilizing our facilities to mine cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, continuously on the cloud. HIVE is dedicated to mitigating our environmental impact and have built our facilities in jurisdictions with access to relatively low-cost green/renewable energy. By mitigating our environmental impact, HIVE is building sustainable operations that will power the blockchain of the present and the future.
Completes acquisition of a digital currency mining data centre operational since May 2017 in Iceland with a capacity of approximately 2MW and consisting of GPU-based mining rigs. HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. also commences trading on the TSX Venture exchange under the ticker symbol HIVE.
Acquires second phase for data centre in Iceland with additional capacity of approximately 2 MW and consisting of GPU-based mining rigs.
First of three phases of GPU mining expansion into Sweden launches with GPU-based mining rigs being put into production.
Second of three phases of GPU mining expansion into Sweden launches with additional GPU-based mining rigs being put into production.
Third of three phases of expansion into Sweden launches with additional GPU-based mining rigs being put into production, for a total mining capacity of approximately 17 MW in Sweden.
Launches 200 PHs of SHA-256 ASIC mining capacity, initially pursuant to a cloud hosting arrangement, enabling the mining of Bitcoin.
Expands cloud mining capacity with additional 100 PHs of SHA-256 ASIC mining capacity pursuant to the cloud hosting arrangement.
Company reaches agreement with previous service provider in Iceland and Sweden with HIVE assuming control of the operation of the Sweden and Iceland data centres.
Suspends 200 PHs of cloud mining capacity due to worsening Bitcoin market conditions for miners, as coin prices declined while mining difficulty and network hash rates increased to reach a record high, resulting in the cloud mining operations which operate on a fixed cost basis becoming unprofitable. Suspends remaining 100 PHs of cloud mining capacity in December, 2019.
Completes transition of Sweden data centre to new facility operator Blockbase Group DWC-LLC (“Blockbase”) with HIVE entering into direct agreements with supply chain including local electricity providers to ensure full transparency of costs and reduce operating costs compared to original service provider agreement.
Announces anticipated ~40% reduction in operating and maintenance costs of data centre in Sweden for 2020, compared to such costs under its previous service provider agreement, due to entering into new, direct agreements with local suppliers, and via hedging agreements related to electricity.
Completes acquisition of a dedicated cryptocurrency mining operation in Quebec, Canada, with access to 30 MW of low cost, green power, HVAC and electrical infrastructure that is unique to cryptocurrency mining, triple redundancy systems for power and internet connectivity and operational staff. Concurrent with the acquisition, HIVE announces intention to invest in next generation SHA-256 miners to increase the operating efficiency of the facility and prepare it for the upcoming halving of Bitcoin rewards.
Installs at its bitcoin mining operation in Quebec 750 Bitmain Antminer T17+ 73 Terahash per second (TH/s) mining machines with an aggregate operating hashpower of 54 Petahash per second (PH/s)
Installs at its bitcoin mining operation in Quebec 1,090 Bitmain Antminer T17+ 58 TH/s mining machines with an aggregate operating hashpower of 63 PH/s
Announces anticipated approximate 50% reduction in monthly facilities and operations costs, an upgrade in colocation facilities, and improved efficiency and output of GPU operations in Iceland, through new agreements for hosting and management of HIVE’s high performance computing equipment in the country. Also announces planned investments to optimize its mining efficiency and maximize capacity while leveraging its existing fixed cost base, including acquiring new mining rigs to maximize available space at the Iceland facility, and working with its new service provider partner Blockbase to undertake facility improvements and refurbish as necessary its approximately 4,000 rigs to improve mining efficiency.
Installs at its bitcoin mining operation in Quebec 1,000 MicroBT WhatsMiner M30S miners 86-90 TH/s with an aggregate operating hashpower of 93 PH/s, initially to be hosted by HIVE on behalf of an institutional client, but anticipated that HIVE will enter into a subsequent financing agreement with this client in which HIVE will assume ownership of the equipment.
Why Quebec, Canada?
- Competitive costs for green energy, skilled labour and taxes
- Significant capacity for expansion and flexibility for future operations
- Cool jurisdiction with excess green/renewable energy jurisdiction
- Stable political system that is actively exploring blockchain opportunities beyond cryptocurrencies
- Excess green/renewable energy that allows HIVE to mitigate our environmental footprint
- Mild year round temperatures results in less energy dedicated to cooling our facilities
- Electricity provided by geothermal or hydro resources to mitigate our environmental footprint