Canadian Hive Blockchain expands their operation to Sweden

Hive is placing a $110M Bitcoin mining farms in Northern Swede
12 January 2018   1530

Hive Blockchain company was created in 2013 by Harry Pokrandt and Olivier Roussy Newton. The company's focus is, obviously, cryptocucrrency mining operations and blockchain development in collaboration with Genesis Mining and Fiore Group. Their current mining farms are located in Iceland. And now Candians plan to expand their mining operations to Sweden.

The reasons for choosing Sweden are pretty obvious to anyone who looks close enough. Cheap Swedish electricity is essential to make a higher profit and cold climate is a good bonus too, if you consider the cooling costs. But one of the main reasons lies in Swedish political climate. Rather liberal regulations allow for mining corp to expand their operations to be ten times bigger than current bitcoin mines located in Iceland. The favorable political situation is also a lot more interesting to investors and clients, who wouldn't have expressed the same interest if the farms were placed in China, for example.

Pokrandt also notes that now the timing is essential for mining. Right now the company is on the rise in stock exchange market, and have to ride the wave of their success, or be swiped under. So the Bitcoin ASICs will be delivered as soon as the construction of the data center is finished, and will be up and running shortly after that.

Argo to Report on Mining Profitability Increase in Q2

It was also reported that by the end of June, company owns about £ 3 million in crypto assets, which is 7.7% higher than expected
03 July 2019   239

The British mining company Argo Blockchain published a financial report for the second quarter of 2019, according to which its revenues increased significantly in the second quarter, exceeding its own expectations.

So, in comparison with the previous report, published in early June, the income from mining Argo Blockchain increased by 24%. The increase in profitability from mining at the same time turned out to be proportional to the increase in the Bitcoin price observed during the recent period.

The Company now expects to generate 161 BTC, or GBP1.38m of cryptoassets, in June based on a BTC price of $10,817.16 USD as of 30 June 2019. This is an increase of approximately 101% from the Company's May mining results and represents a mining margin of roughly 81%. The Company considers that this demonstrates that the Company is one of the most efficient miners in the market.

Argo Blockchain Team

Argo Blockchain also said that as of the end of June, the company owns about £ 3 million in cryptocurrency assets, which is 7.7% higher than expected.

Also Argo Blockchain intends to expand its activities. In particular, the company plans to deploy another 2500 miners in Quebec by the end of the third quarter, which is also expected to significantly increase revenues.

Our better-than-expected mining performance reflects both improving industry conditions as well as Argo's business strategy, which has enabled it to rapidly ramp up operations and thereby take full advantage of the upturn. As a result, we enter the third quarter with a strong momentum to deliver further growth and improving mining efficiency.

Mike Edwards

Executive chairman, Argo

It should be noted Argo Blockchain was the first cryptocurrency company, the placement of shares of which was approved by the London Stock Exchange last June.