July 23, 2024
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Coatue Management Invests $150M in Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Corp

Coatue Management, a tech-focused investment firm, announced a $150 million investment in Bitcoin miner Hut 8 Corp. This move comes as investors capitalize on the growing AI boom. The investment, led by billionaire Philippe Laffont, will be made through a convertible note.

Coatue Management: Investment Details and Strategic Vision

Hut 8 Corp. revealed on June 24 that the convertible note will pay out 8% annually over a five-year term. Hut 8 has the option to extend the note for up to three additional one-year periods. This investment will be a senior unsecured obligation of Coatue Management.

Laffont believes Hut 8 is well-positioned to accelerate its compute capacity and seize new opportunities. He emphasized Coatue’s commitment to supporting innovators in AI, stating that compute capacity is crucial for significant growth across the ecosystem. The transaction is expected to be completed by July 11, with Hut 8 filing the investment agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 21.

Hut 8’s Market Position and Future Plans

Hut 8 is one of the largest public miners based on computing power, with a market capitalization of $1.1 billion. It was among the earliest in the crypto industry to engage in high-performance computing, now in high demand for powering generative AI models and applications.

Additionally, other cryptocurrency miners, such as Core Scientific and Terawolf, have also entered the AI space. Thus, leading to stock price increases after securing AI-focused deals. Robert Yin, a partner at Coatue, noted the market’s growing appreciation for high-quality power assets, highlighting Hut 8’s attractive and expandable asset pipeline.

Adapting to Market Changes

Following the Bitcoin halving in April, many mining firms have sought ways to enhance competitiveness amid profitability challenges. During this period, Hut 8 announced plans to expand its self-mining operations and diversify its revenue streams. To sum up, this strategic move positions Hut 8 to leverage AI advancements and maintain its market leadership in the evolving crypto landscape.

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