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Hut 8 Mining Corp Refutes JCapital Research's Allegations

Hut 8 Mining Corp, a leading Bitcoin miner, strongly refutes allegations by JCapital Research in a recent short report, emphasizing their commitment to transparency and urging stakeholders to refer to official SEC and Canadian regulatory filings for accurate information.


  • Jan 25, 2024 09:21
Hut 8 Mining Corp Refutes JCapital Research's Allegations

Hut 8 Mining Corp, a prominent Bitcoin mining company, has issued a stern rebuttal to a short report from JCapital Research, released on January 18, 2024. The report, which caused a significant 23% drop in Hut 8’s shares, suggested a forthcoming "pump and dump" scenario and raised concerns about new risks following Hut 8's merger with US Bitcoin Core (USBTC).

As reported by Blockchain.News, Hut 8 Mining Corp. has been accused of misdeeds, including an over-levered pump-and-dump scheme, leading to a 23% drop in its share price. The report, "The Coming HUT Pump and Dump," links Hut 8's $725 million merger with U.S. Bitcoin Corp to legal troubles, defaults, and securities violations. Hut 8 has reassured investors and expressed confidence in the merger, but faces challenges in regaining investor trust.

In their latest statement, Hut 8 dismissed the claims as "filled with inaccuracies, misrepresented data, speculative claims, and unfounded character attacks." This response comes amidst heightened scrutiny in the cryptocurrency sector, where the accuracy of information and the integrity of operations are critical for investor confidence.

The JCapital Research report alleged that USBTC, with which Hut 8 recently merged, is backed by promoters with a history of legal troubles. It particularly targeted Michael Ho, Hut 8’s Chief Strategy Officer, accusing him of being involved in past SEC-defined pump-and-dump schemes. The report also claimed that USBTC tried to conceal its association with the “Honig group,” a stock promoter group in Hong Kong, which faced SEC charges for pump-and-dump and fraudulent schemes.

Hut 8, in its defense, has urged investors and stakeholders to consult their official documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Canadian regulators. They assert that these documents provide credible, transparent information about the company's operations and financial health. Bill Tai, the Chairman of Hut 8’s Board of Directors, expressed unwavering confidence in the company’s management and strategic direction, underscoring their commitment to long-term vision and success.

This controversy highlights the volatile nature of the cryptocurrency industry and the impact of reports and analyses on investor perceptions and market dynamics. As digital asset companies like Hut 8 navigate these challenges, the importance of clear, accurate, and transparent communication with stakeholders becomes increasingly paramount.

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