Canada’s Hut eight Mining to merge with US Bitcoin to climate crypto downturn
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(Reuters) -Canada’s Hut 8 Mining Corp will merge with rival US Corp to create a crypto mining giant in North America, consolidating after a steep fall in valuations for the crypto sector that saw high-profile collapses in recent months.
The companies said the combined entity will have a market capitalization of around $990 million, and be equally owned by shareholders of both the companies.
The merged entity, to be called Hut 8 Corp, will be listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq after the all-stock deal.
In December, Binance.US said it will acquire assets of bankrupt crypto lender Voyager Digital in a deal valued at roughly $1 billion.