Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – May 13, 2020) – HyperBlock Inc. (CSE: HYPR) (“HyperBlock” or the “Company“) today provided an operational update to shareholders related to the risks associated with the recent Bitcoin algorithm halving — which occurred on May 11, 2020 — and has significantly reduced Bitcoin mining compensation rewards earned by the Company.
The Company confirmed that the algorithm halving, which occurs approximately every four years to create scarcity by limiting the number of Bitcoin in circulation, has cut the Company’s reward for mining each block by half. The Company cautions that this has resulted in making its operations uneconomical, based on current Bitcoin pricing, overall network hashrate, and the Company’s ability to continue to access reliable, affordable power.
Electricity Provider Intends to Terminate Contract
The Company also announced that its electricity provider, Energy Keepers, Inc., has indicated that it intends to terminate its long-term power contract with the Company effective as of May 14, 2020. The Company is exploring power supply alternatives and cautions that an inability to secure power would require it to pause or cease mining operations.
The Company and its Board continue to explore strategic and financing options and will continue to provide further updates.
About HyperBlock Inc.
HyperBlock is a crypto-asset enterprise operating a North American cryptocurrency datacenter and providing complementary product offerings, which include cryptocurrency mining, Mining-as-a-Service (MAAS), server hosting, and server hardware sales, depending on market conditions. HyperBlock operates sustainably, purchasing electricity for its flagship US datacenter from a hydro-electricity generator — and employs advanced recycling technology to minimize environmental impact. Learn more at www.hyperblock.co.
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Ronald R. Spoehel, Bryan Reyhani