Hut 8, a cryptocurrency mining company founded by Dutch venture capitalist Marc van der Chijs got listed on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) via a reverse listing. The crypto mining company is partly owned by chip maker Bitfury Group, one of the largest private infrastructure providers in the Blockchain ecosystem and a maker of ASIC silicon chips, printed circuit boards (PCB), servers, and data centers. Hut 8 previously raised €81.2M ($100M) from private investors before being listed on TSXV.
Dutchman’s Crypto Startups
Marc’s other notable investments and companies in the space include First Block Capital, a Blockchain VC firm and ICO (Initial Coin Offerings) bank FirstCoin.com. Marc’s realization about the need to have an alternative money system came as a jolt when he lost money during Cyprus Banking Crisis.