Hut 8 Sees Bitcoin Mining Fall 32% In December As Production Slump Continues

Hut 8 Mining (TSX: HUT) posted its worst monthly performance in all of 2022 in December, with the firm managing to mine just 161 bitcoin during the month. The performance marked the second month in a row of declining production for the company, with production falling 32% from November’s 238 bitcoin mined.

The poor production performance was blamed on “unusually high energy prices,” which led to the company slowing production and selling power back to its energy provider. This decline in production came despite the company growing its capacity in Alberta from 2.44 EH/s to 2.5 EH/s during the month.

The firms operations in North Bay meanwhile remain shuttered as a result of a dispute with Validus Power Corp, its power provider for the facility. Both entities have previously issued event of default notices to one another, with Validus claiming that Hut 8 failed to make payment for the delivery of energy, while Hut 8 claimed that operational milestones were not met.

READ: Hut 8 Sees Bitcoin Mining Halted At North Bay Facility Due To Power Provider Disagreement

In accordance with its much publicized “HODL” strategy, Hut 8 retained all the bitcoin mined during the month. The additions bring the firms total holdings to 9,086 bitcoin.

Hut 8 Mining last traded at $1.25 on the TSX.

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