Bitcoin mining company Hut 8 reported a decrease in mined Bitcoin and a decline in revenue for the second quarter of 2023. The company mined 399 BTC during the quarter, a 58% decrease compared to the same time last year, leading to a decrease in revenue by $24.6 million. The decline in mined Bitcoin was attributed to issues with specific mining operations and an increase in the difficulty of the Bitcoin network. Hut 8 also faced challenges due to a legal dispute with its power supplier and experienced equipment failures at its Drumheller facility. Despite these challenges, the company’s CFO stated that they were successful in managing costs. As of June 30, Hut 8 held 9,136 BTC worth about $368.7 million. The disappointing Q2 earnings led to a significant drop in Hut 8’s shares.
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