Coinbase provides crypto miner Hut 8 with $50 million credit facility

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  • Crypto miner Hut 8 has snagged a $50 million credit facility from Coinbase Credit.

Crypto miner Hut 8 has snagged a $50 million credit facility from Coinbase Credit, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Proceeds from the loan will be used for general corporate purposes. The facility provides an initial $15 million term loan, and an additional $20 million delayed-draw term loan tranche.

The agreement includes the option for an additional $15 million tranche, according to the statement. The loan is secured by Hut 8's interest in bitcoin held at Coinbase Custody Trust Company. 

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"This credit facility gives us additional financial flexibility," Hut 8 CEO Jaime Leverton said in the statement. "At the same time, it ensures that we can maintain our dynamic Bitcoin treasury management strategy going into the halving."

 


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