Hut 8 to Unveil BTC Mining Cost Price in 2018

In 2018, company produced 5592 BTC; in the first quarter, the mining of one BTC cost $2055, and in the fourth quarter it reached $3995
07 May 2019   492

Mining Company Hut 8 Mining Corp. published a financial report for the last year, in which it disclosed data on the growth of the cost of Bitcoin production in each quarter.

In 2018, the company produced 5592 BTC, however, during this period, the cost of activity increased significantly. In the first quarter, the mining of one Bitcoin cost $ 2055, and in the fourth quarter $ 3995, which had a very negative impact on the margin.

Hut 8 Management’s Bitcoin Outlook
Hut 8 Management’s Bitcoin Outlook

At the same time, operating losses in the last quarter of 2018 were $ 116.56 million. This was probably due to a sharp fall in Bitcoin exchange rate in November.

Bitcoin Farm of Hut 8 is located in the Canadian Medicine Hut. There are also mining data centers built in conjunction with the Bitfury Group.

We note that recently the hash rate of the first cryptocurrency updated the six-month maximum. Such dynamics are most likely related to the re-integration of the old Antminer S9 models into the network, which again began to bring profit to the owners.

It is expected that in the summer in some provinces of China, tariffs for hydropower will decrease, allowing even more miners to do business.

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.