Vancouver, British Columbia – October 25, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSXV: HIVE) (Nasdaq: HIVE) (FSE: HBF) (the “Company” or “HIVE”) has announced that the previously issued financial statements for the interim period ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 and the corresponding management’s discussion and analysis (collectively, the “Original Documents”) have been restated and reissued (collectively, the “Restated Documents”) and filed under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. An incorrect mark-to-market value relied upon in the Original Documents caused the coin inventory of 25,000 Ethereum to be higher and, as a result, the Company’s profit, to be overstated by approximately US$5.0 million. Revenue as reported for the quarter remains unchanged. Earnings are comprised of two major components, cash flow from operations and changes in liquid investments like stocks, bonds and digital assets such Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). The earnings reported from operations have not changed however the price used to value the 25,000 ETH coins in our cold wallet have been restated and reduced by US$200 per ETH coin, which amount is expected to be fully recovered in the following quarter ended September 2021 due to an increase in the mark-to-market value of ETH coins.
The effect of the restatement does not impact the Company’s ongoing operations, revenue from digital currency mining, equipment or other assets. The restatement is a non-cash charge and will not affect the Company’s positive operating results. The inventory of cryptocurrency coins held at June 30, 2021 remains unchanged as reported and unaffected. The inventory of ETH remains the same for the following quarter while the BTC inventory has increased during the July to September calendar quarter 2021.
Details of the changes are fully described in Note 27 to the restated condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 as filed on SEDAR on October 25, 2021.
About HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.
HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. went public in 2017 as the first cryptocurrency mining company with a green energy and ESG strategy. We are listed on the TSX.V exchange and our shares will soon trade on the Nasdaq’s Capital Markets Exchange.
HIVE is a growth-oriented technology stock in the emergent blockchain industry. As a company whose shares trade on a major stock exchange, we are building a bridge between the digital currency and blockchain sector and traditional capital markets. HIVE owns state-of-the-art, green energy-powered data centre facilities in Canada, Sweden, and Iceland, where we source only green energy to mine on the cloud and HODL both Ethereum and Bitcoin. Since the beginning of 2021, HIVE has held in secure storage the majority of its ETH and BTC coin production. Our shares provide investors with exposure to the operating margins of digital currency mining, as well as a portfolio of crypto-coins such as ETH and BTC. Because HIVE also owns hard assets in diverse locations and is able to pivot from mining one cryptocurrency to another, our shares may represent a safer cryptocurrency play as compared with direct ownership of a given cryptocurrency. HIVE traded over 2 billion shares in 2020.
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On Behalf Of HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.
Interim Executive Chairman
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Except for the statements of historical fact, this news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. “Forward-looking information” in this news release includes information about the purchase of 6,000 next generation miners, including the expected delivery, operation and increase in operating hash rate from Bitcoin mining; the achievement of an aggregate operating hash power of 2,000 PH/s by the end of calendar 2021; the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on logistics and the supply of miners from Asia; the continued utilization of cash flow to make opportunistic investments in next generation mining equipment that can provide positive gross mining margins; potential further improvements to profitability and efficiency across mining operations, potential for the Company’s long-term growth, and the business goals and objectives of the Company.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, the newly purchased 6,000 next generation miners may not be delivered or operation in the timeframe currently anticipated, or may not have a positive impact on the Company’s profitability; the Company may not achieve an aggregate operating hash power of 2,000 PH/s in the timeframe currently anticipated, or at all; continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may have a material adverse effect on the Company’s performance as supply chains are disrupted and prevent the Company from operating its assets; a decrease in cryptocurrency pricing, volume of transaction activity or generally, the profitability of cryptocurrency mining; further improvements to profitability and efficiency may not be realized; the digital currency market; the Company’s ability to successfully mine digital currency; the Company may not be able to profitably liquidate its current digital currency inventory, or at all; a decline in digital currency prices may have a significant negative impact on the Company’s operations; the volatility of digital currency prices; and other related risks as more fully set out in the Filing Statement of the Company and other documents disclosed under the Company’s filings at www.sedar.com.
The forward-looking information in this news release reflects the current expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, the Company has made assumptions about the current profitability in mining cryptocurrency (including pricing and volume of current transaction activity); profitable use of the Company’s assets going forward; the Company’s ability to profitably liquidate its digital currency inventory as required; historical prices of digital currencies and the ability of the Company to mine digital currencies will be consistent with historical prices; and there will be no regulation or law that will prevent the Company from operating its business. The Company has also assumed that no significant events occur outside of the Company’s normal course of business. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.
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