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US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval

US Bitcoin Corp has secured court approval for its merger with Hut 8 Mining Corp, marking a significant step towards managing its assets and listing on Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange.


  • Nov 13, 2023 12:35
US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval

U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc., doing business as US Bitcoin Corp (USBTC), today announced two pivotal developments: the progression of its merger with Hut 8 Mining Corp (“Hut 8”) and the court approval of the Celsius bankruptcy restructuring plan.

USBTC is advancing its all-stock merger (the “Transaction”) with Hut 8, a leading North American digital asset mining and high-performance computing infrastructure provider. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declared the registration statement for the merger effective on November 9. Asher Genoot, President and Co-Founder of USBTC, expressed enthusiasm about the merger, stating, “Joining forces with Hut 8 marks a new phase of growth for our shared company. This merger shows our ongoing dedication to operational excellence and provides a strengthened platform for our shared future.”

The merger is anticipated to be finalized by November 30, 2023, pending approval from USBTC stockholders and other customary closing conditions. Post-merger, the common stock of the new entity, Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”), is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the proposed ticker symbol HUT.

In another significant development, USBTC, alongside consortium partners Arrington Capital, Proof Group, Steve Kokinos, and Ravi Kaza, acknowledges the court's approval of the Celsius bankruptcy restructuring plan. This approval marks a crucial step for the consortium to begin managing Celsius's assets and operations. The plan received overwhelming support from creditors, with a 95% approval rate.

The approved plan outlines a strategy for establishing and operating a new public, regulatory-compliant company to manage Celsius' illiquid assets. This move signifies USBTC's commitment to shaping the future of the cryptocurrency industry through operational excellence and innovative solutions.

USBTC, founded by visionary entrepreneurs and experienced executives, is a prominent North American mining company known for its efficiency, eco-friendliness, and large-scale operations. With campuses in New York, Nebraska, and Texas, USBTC aims to set industry standards.

Recently, Hut 8 Mining Corp has received the green light from the Canadian Supreme Court for the merger with USBTC. This approval further solidifies the merger's progression and highlights Hut 8's commitment to transparency and regulatory compliance in the cryptocurrency mining sector.

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