On April 21, 2021 HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (the “Company” or “HIVE”) announced that it had completed a share swap transaction (the “Transaction”) with DeFi Technologies Inc. (“DeFi Technologies”), pursuant to which HIVE will receive 10,000,000 common shares of DeFi Technologies, representing approximately 5% of the existing outstanding common shares of DeFi Technologies in exchange for 4,000,000 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 1% of the Company’s issued and outstanding common shares.

HIVE and DeFi Technologies have created a partnership surrounding the “decentralized finance” (DeFi) ecosystem with specific applications around Ethereum and Miner Extractable Value (MEV). The new partnership, which follows months of discussions, will provide HIVE with a strategic stake in DeFi Technologies and a broader partnership surrounding the DeFi ecosystem with a specific focus on the Ethereum based MEV space and developments surrounding it.

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. is a growth oriented, TSX.V-listed company building a bridge from the blockchain sector to traditional capital markets. HIVE owns state-of-the-art green energy-powered data centre facilities in Canada, Sweden, and Iceland which produce newly minted digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum continuously on the cloud. Our deployments provide shareholders with exposure to the operating margins of digital currency mining as well as a portfolio of crypto-coins.

Peterson McVicar LLP acted for HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. with a team that included Dennis Peterson, Peter Georgas and Jude Gee.