Canadian Regulators Want Laboratoire Blockchain Investors to Come Forward

Canadian regulators have frozen the assets and activities of a blockchain firm and instructed investors to step forward. The AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers) issued a statement described as a “call to investors” regarding the company in question, Laboratoire Blockchain Inc, as well as three affiliated individuals. Following the recent announcement that the Canadian federal government is auditing dozens of Bitcoin users, Quebec province is cracking down on activity in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. Laboratoire Blockchain Inc The French-Canadian blockchain firm stands accused of violating securities laws. Three men are named in the injunctions: Jonathan Forte, Benjamin Forte and

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A First for Everything: Canadian Court Certified a Bitcoin Expert

CipherTrace, a blockchain security company, announced today that its CEO, Dave Jevans, has been certified by a Canadian criminal court as an expert witness. Jevans testified against Matthew Phan, a drug dealer convicted for trafficking in drugs and weapons on the dark web. First Certified Bitcoin Witness Phan’s 2018 arrest and the subsequent seizure of his Bitcoin wallet was a first for Canada, and Jevans’ certification as an expert witness is a first for the Canadian court system. One of the lawyers for the prosecution said: “I would have loved to have access to a tool such as CipherTrace when

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Cheesy Surprise: Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Send Pizza to US Peers Amid Shutdown

Canadian air traffic controllers showed support for their American peers who are working during the partial US government shutdown by sending them pizza. The Canadian Air Traffic Control Association units in Newfoundland and New Brunswick ordered 32 boxes of pizza for their counterparts in the New York Air Traffic Control Center in Long Island on Friday

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Canadian Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Reports Q3 Loss of $8.7 Million. What do you think about Hut 8’s quarterly performance? Let us know in the comments below.

Canadian Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Reports Q3 Loss of $  8.7 Million. What do you think about Hut 8’s quarterly performance? Let us know in the comments below.

Hut 8 Mining Corp., a Canadian bitcoin mining company, has released its third quarter earnings report, which shows a net loss of US $ 8.7 million on higher depreciation costs. Depreciation spiked to $ 13.3 million, wiping out mining profit which came to $ 6.7 million.

Revenue Soars but Profits Fall

During the third quarter of 2018, the Toronto-listed miner extracted 1,978 BTC at a cost of $ 3,394 per coin, almost half the average market price of bitcoin for the three months, which averaged $ 6,400. Hut 8 said this difference explains the profit on mining, at margins of about 51 percent. Overall, the company mined 3,581 BTC for the nine months to Sept. 30, and 4,200 BTC since operations began in December 2017.

According to the earnings release published Nov. 8, Hut 8 reported revenue increase of 126 percent to $ 13.4 million from $ 5.9 million the previous quarter due to increased operational capacity. The $ 189 million-valued company deployed an additional 16 Blockboxes in September at its mining facility in the City of Medicine Hat (CMH), bringing it to a total 56 Blockboxes at the site.

Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization soared 86 percent to $ 5.5 million from $ 2.96 million a quarter earlier, “largely as a result of increased revenue from the new facility at CMH.” Hut 8 expects to see improved efficiency of the ASIC chips used to mine bitcoin during the colder months in Alberta, western Canada.

Through Bitfury, Hut 8 has access to a proprietary mix of hardware, software and operational expertise to construct, optimize and manage data centres in low-cost and attractive jurisdictions.

Shares of Hut 8 are up 4.21 percent at $ 2.25 in Toronto trading at the time of going to press. Over the past 52 weeks, Hut 8 shares have reached a high of $ 3.80 and a low of $ 1.77.

What do you think about Hut 8’s quarterly performance? Let us know in the comments below.

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