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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 40-F

 Registration statement pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

or

 Annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022

Commission File Number 001-40398

HIVE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

(Exact Name of the Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

British Columbia, Canada

(Province or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization

7374

(Primary Standard Industrial Classification Code)

N/A

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

Suite 855 - 789 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC

V6C 1H2

604-664-1078

(Address and Telephone number of Registrant's principal executive offices)

Corporation Service Company

19 West 44th Street, Suite 200

New York, NY 10036,
(Name, address (including zip code) and telephone number (including area code) of agent for service in the United States)

Copies to:

Jonathan Gardner, Esq.

Kavinoky Cook LLP

726 Exchange Street, Suite 800

Buffalo, New York 14210

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Shares

HIVE

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:  None

Securities for which there is a reporting obligation pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Act:  None


For annual reports, indicate by check mark the information filed with this form:

Annual Information Form

☒ Audited Annual Financial Statements

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports); and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

☒ Yes ☐ No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).

☒ Yes ☐ No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Emerging growth company ☒

If an emerging growth company that prepares its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards† provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management's assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.  ☐

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

Hive Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (the "Company", the "Registrant", "we" or "us") is a Canadian issuer that is permitted, under the multijurisdictional disclosure system adopted in the United States, to prepare this Annual Report on Form 40-F (this "Annual Report") pursuant to Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), in accordance with Canadian disclosure requirements, which are different from those of the United States. The Company is a "foreign private issuer" as defined in Rule 3b-4 under the Exchange Act and Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Equity securities of the Company are accordingly exempt from Sections 14(a), 14(b), 14(c), 14(f) and 16 of the Exchange Act pursuant to Rule 3a12-3 thereunder.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This annual report on Form 40-F contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about us, our future performance, the market in which we operate, our beliefs and our Management's assumptions. In addition, other written or oral statements that constitute forward-looking statements may be made by us or on our behalf. Words such as "expects", "anticipates", "targets", "goals", "projects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "seeks", "estimates", variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict or assess. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. Any investment in our common shares involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the following information about these risks, together with the other information contained in this annual report before you decide to invest in our common shares. In particular, each of the following risks may materially and adversely affect our business objective, plan of operation and financial condition. These risks may cause the market price of our common shares to decline, which may cause you to lose all or a part of the money you invested in our common shares.

  • our ability to achieve and maintain profitability, which depends to a large degree on factors we cannot control, including the value of cryptocurrencies, our electricity costs, the availability of equipment and the related supply chain for graphics processing chips and regulatory changes;
  • high volatility in the value of cryptocurrencies generally and in the value of Bitcoin and Ethereum particularly, and the effect of such volatility on our ability to operate profitably;
  • changes in the regulatory and legal environments in the countries and Canadian Provinces in which we operate may lead to future challenges to operating our business or may subject our business to added costs with the result that some or all of our operating facilities become less profitable or unprofitable altogether;
  • Changes in United States tax laws may impose burdensome reporting or regulation on our operations;
  • risks related to our failure to continue to obtain financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms;
  • our ability to keep pace with technology changes and competitive conditions;
  • other risks and uncertainties related to our business plan and business strategy; and
  • the impact on the world economy of coronavirus ("COVID-19").

The forward-looking statements in this Annual Report and the exhibits incorporated by reference herein, are based on what the Company currently believes are reasonable assumptions, including assumptions related to the following:

  • the business and economic conditions affecting the Company's operations in their current state, including, general levels of economic activity, regulations, taxes and interest rates;
  • the Company's ability to profitably generate cryptocurrencies;
  • the Company's ability to successfully acquire and maintain required regulatory licenses and qualifications;
  • historical prices of cryptocurrencies;
  • the emerging cryptocurrency and blockchain markets and sectors;
  • the Company's ability to maintain good business relationships;
  • the Company's ability to manage and integrate acquisitions;

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  • the Company's ability to identify, hire and retain key personnel;
  • the Company's ability to raise sufficient debt or equity financing to support the Company's continued growth;
  • the technology, proprietary and non-proprietary software, data and intellectual property of the Company and third parties in the cryptocurrencies and digital asset sector is able to be relied upon to conduct the Company's business;
  • the Company does not suffer a material impact or disruption from a cybersecurity incident, cyber-attack or theft of digital assets;
  • continued maintenance and development of cryptocurrency mining facilities;
  • continued growth in usage and in the blockchain for various applications;
  • continued development of a stable public infrastructure, with the necessary speed, data capacity and security required to operate blockchain networks;
  • the absence of adverse regulation or law; and
  • the absence of material changes in the legislative, regulatory or operating framework for the Company's existing and anticipated business.

Inherent in forward-looking statements are risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond the Company's ability to predict or control. Some of the risks that could cause outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include:

  • the Company's cryptocurrency inventory may be exposed to cybersecurity threats and hacks;
  • regulatory changes or actions may alter the nature of an investment in the Company or restrict the use of cryptocurrencies in a manner that adversely affects the Company's operations;
  • the value of cryptocurrencies may be subject to volatility and momentum pricing risk;
  • cryptocurrency exchanges and other trading venues are relatively new and, in most cases, largely unregulated and may therefore be more exposed to fraud and failure;
  • possibility of less frequent or cessation of monetization of cryptocurrencies;
  • limited history of de-centralized financial system;
  • cryptocurrency network difficulty and impact of increased global computing power;
  • banks may not provide banking services, or may cut off banking services, to businesses that provide cryptocurrency-related services or that accept cryptocurrencies as payment;
  • the impact of geopolitical events on the supply and demand for cryptocurrencies is uncertain;
  • economic dependence on regulated terms of service and electricity rates risks;
  • political and regulatory risks;
  • permits and licenses;
  • server failures;
  • global financial conditions;
  • tax consequences;
  • environmental regulations;
  • environmental liability;
  • the further development and acceptance of the cryptographic and algorithmic protocols governing the issuance of and transactions in cryptocurrencies is subject to a variety of factors that are difficult to evaluate;
  • acceptance and/or widespread use of cryptocurrency is uncertain;
  • possibility of the Ether algorithm transitioning to proof of stake validation;
  • the Company may be required to sell its inventory of cryptocurrency to pay suppliers;
  • facility developments;
  • the Company's operations, investment strategies, and profitability may be adversely affected by competition from other methods of investing in cryptocurrencies;
  • the Company's coins may be subject to loss, theft or restriction on access;
  • incorrect or fraudulent coin transactions may be irreversible;
  • if the award of coins for solving blocks and transaction fees are not sufficiently high, miners may not have an adequate incentive to continue mining and may cease their mining operations;
  • the price of coins may be affected by the sale of coins by other vehicles investing in coins or tracking cryptocurrency markets;
  • risk related to technological obsolescence and difficulty in obtaining hardware;

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  • risks related to insurance;
  • Bitcoin halving events;
  • transactional fees and demand for Bitcoin;
  • future profits/losses and production revenues/expenses;
  • property and other insurance risks;
  • there is a risk of serious malfunctions in servers or central processing units and/or their collapse;
  • hazards associated with high-voltage electricity transmission and industrial operations may result in suspension of our operations or the imposition of civil or criminal penalties;
  • limited operating history;
  • future capital needs, uncertainty of additional financing and dilution;
  • management of growth;
  • additional funding requirements and dilution;
  • loss of key employees & contractors;
  • pandemics and COVID-19;
  • conflicts of interest;
  • liquid market for securities;
  • dividends;
  • interest rate risk;
  • currency exchange risk; and
  • trading price of common shares and volatility;

Applicable risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those identified: under the heading "Risk Management" in each of the Registrant's Management's Discussion & Analysis for the year ended March 31, 2022 attached hereto as Exhibit 99.3 and under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Registrant's Annual Information Form for the year ended March 31, 2022, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and all of the foregoing incorporated herein by reference, and in other filings that the Registrant has made and may make with applicable securities authorities in the future. Although the Registrant has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Forward-looking information contained this Annual Report and the exhibits incorporated by reference herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this Annual Report and the exhibits incorporated by reference herein represents the expectations of the Registrant as of the date of this Annual Report or the applicable exhibit incorporated by reference herein and, accordingly, is subject to change after such date. Additionally, the safe harbor provided in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), applies to forward-looking information provided pursuant to "Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements" and "Tabular Disclosure of Contractual Obligations" in this annual report. Except as required by applicable law, the Registrant does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect, in particular, new information or future events, or otherwise.

DIFFERENCES IN UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN REPORTING PRACTICES

The Registrant is permitted, under a multijurisdictional disclosure system adopted by the United States, to prepare this report in accordance with Canadian disclosure requirements, which are different from those of the United States. The Registrant prepares its consolidated financial statements, which are filed with this report on Form 40-F in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, and the audit is subject to Canadian auditing and auditor independence standards.

CURRENCY

Unless otherwise indicated, all amounts in this annual report are in United States dollars.

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ANNUAL INFORMATION FORM

The Registrant's Annual Information Form for the year ended March 31, 2022 is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Annual Report on Form 40-F and is incorporated by reference herein.

AUDITED ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Registrant's audited annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2022, including the report of the independent registered public accounting firm with respect thereto, are attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Annual Report on Form 40-F and are incorporated by reference herein.

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

The Registrant's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended March 31, 2022 is attached as Exhibit 99.3 to this Annual Report on Form 40-F and is incorporated by reference herein.

DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Prior to the filing of this annual report and under the supervision and participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, with the assistance of a Sarbanes Oxley expert consultant, we carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the last day of the period covered by this annual report. 

Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified by IFRs and PCAOB standards. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of the last day of the period covered by this report. In making this assessment, our management, with the assistance of a consultant, used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO") in Internal Control—Integrated Framework. Based on our evaluation under the COSO Framework, our management concluded that a deficiency in the operating effectiveness of the internal controls represented a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting and, therefore, the Company did not maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting as of March 31, 2022.

The material weakness present relates to the improper designed control procedures for review of complex accounting and financial reporting issues in the valuation of the derivative liability and impairment testing of goodwill and intangible assets. The combination of control deficiencies that resulted in these material weaknesses were related to insufficient resources to properly execute the designed controls or perform an effective review over certain manual controls related to the financial statement close process.

The principal weakness is a need for additional senior accounting personnel for accounting management and oversight.  One member of our accounting staff (who joined as part of the acquisition of GPU 1 in New Brunswick) resigned and left the industry during the relevant period.  The Company subsequently hired a new senior accounting manager in the 4th quarter of fiscal 2022 and is looking to hire another person with a certified public accountant’s skill set in order to rectify this deficiency and ensure best practices in accounting management and oversight going forward.  In addition to adding accounting staff, the Company also has engaged financial consultants with expertise in the crypto industry.  Their contribution is ongoing as of the filing of this annual report in Canada and the United States.

In particular, management believes that this staffing weakness gave rise to the failure of the Company to identify an error in the calculation of the fair value, and therefore the allocation of value, of convertible debentures issued in the fiscal 2021 period.  The Company’s accounting team later identified an incorrect share price that was used in the valuation of a liability using the Black Scholes model. The fair value of a derivative noncash liability was increased by $6,319,247 with a corresponding charge to the consolidated statement of income and comprehensive income.  The error had a noncash impact on the consolidated statement of financial position as at March 31, 2021, giving rise to the restatement for that period contained in this annual report. 

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In addition, there were certain estimates used in the model for impairment of goodwill and intangible assets utilized certain estimates which were not subject to the Company’s manual review process and resulted in an impairment charge of $13,330,029 over goodwill and intangible assets.

Inherent Limitations of the Effectiveness of Internal Control

Our internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes. As we go forward in the current fiscal year, our internal controls over financial reporting increasingly will give effect to those policies and procedures that:

(i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the Company's assets;

(ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS, and that the Company's receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of the Company's management and directors; and

(iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the Company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements

Management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our internal controls will prevent or detect all errors and all fraud, even with the enhancements we have, and continue to, put in place.  A control system, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of internal controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, have been detected. Also, any evaluation of the effectiveness of controls in future periods are subject to the risk that those internal controls may become inadequate because of changes in business conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

ATTESTATION REPORT OF THE REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

As of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, the Registrant qualifies as an "emerging growth company" under Section 3 of the Exchange Act, as a result of enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS Act"). Under the JOBS Act, "emerging growth companies" are exempt from Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which generally requires that a public company's registered public accounting firm provide an attestation report relating to management's assessment of internal control over financial reporting. The Registrant qualifies as an "emerging growth company" and therefore has not included in, or incorporated by reference into, this Annual Report such an attestation report as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report.

NOTICES PURSUANT TO REGULATION BTR

None.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Identification of the Audit Committee

The Board of Directors has a separately designated standing Audit Committee established for the purpose of overseeing the accounting and financial reporting processes of the Company and audits of the financial statements of the Company in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Exchange Act and Rule 5602(c) of the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules. During the year ended March 31, 2022, the Company's Audit Committee was comprised of Marcus New, Dave Perrill and Frank Holmes. Subsequent to the period covered by this Annual Report, on June 16, 2022 Mr. Holmes resigned from the Audit Committee and was replaced by Susan McGee. Mr. New, Mr. Perrill and Ms. McGee are considered independent based on the criteria for independence prescribed by Rule 10A-3 of the Exchange Act and Rule 5605(a)(2) of the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules. Mr. Holmes, by virtue of his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, was not considered independent and served as a member of our audit committee pursuant to the exemption from such independence requirements set forth in SEC Rule 10A-3(b)(1)(iv)(2). We believe that the Company's reliance on such exemption did not materially adversely affect the ability of the audit committee to act independently.

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The Board of Directors has also determined that each member of the Audit Committee is financially literate, meaning each such member has the ability to read and understand a set of financial statements that present a breadth and level of complexity of the issues that can reasonably be expected to be raised by the Company's financial statements.

Audit Committee Financial Expert

The Board of Directors has determined that Marcus New qualifies as a financial expert (as defined in Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act) and Rule 5605(c)(2)(A) of the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules; and (ii) is independent (as determined under Exchange Act Rule 10A-3 and Rule 5605(a)(2) of the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules).

The SEC has indicated that the designation or identification of a person as an audit committee financial expert does not make such person an "expert" for any purpose, impose any duties, obligations or liability on such person that are greater than those imposed on members of the audit committee and the board of directors who do not carry this designation or identification, or affect the duties, obligations or liability of any other member of the audit committee or board of directors.

CODE OF ETHICS

The Company has adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to directors, officers and employees of, and consultants to, the Company (the "Code"). The Code is posted on the Company's website at https://www.hiveblockchain.com. The Code meets the requirements for a "code of ethics" within the meaning of that term in General Instruction 9(b) of Form 40-F.

All waivers of the Code with respect to any of the employees, officers or directors covered by it will be promptly disclosed as required by applicable securities rules and regulations. Since adopted by the Company, and until March 31, 2022, the Company did not waive or implicitly waive any provision of the Code with respect to any of the Company's principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar function.

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PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

The following table sets out the fees billed to the Registrant by Davidson & Company LLP for professional services rendered for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021. During this period, Davidson & Company LLP was the Registrant's only external auditor.

(in Canadian dollars)   Year ended
March 31, 2022
Year ended
March 31, 2021
Audit Fees   CAD$375,000.00 CAD$302,700.00
Audit-Related Fees   CAD$75,000.00 CAD$ 50,000.00
Tax Fees   Nil Nil
All Other Fees   CAD$77,500.00 CAD$ 30,000.00
Total Fees Paid   CAD$527,500.00 CAD$ 382,700.00

PRE-APPROVAL OF AUDIT SERVICES PROVIDED BY INDEPENDENT AUDITOR

The audit committee pre-approves all audit services to be provided to the Company by its independent auditors. The audit committee sets forth its pre-approval and/or confirmation of services authorized by the audit committee in the minutes of its meetings.

OFF-BALANCE SHEET TRANSACTIONS

The Registrant does not have any off-balance sheet transactions that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on the Registrant's financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors.

TABULAR DISCLOSURE OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

At March 31, 2022, the Registrant had the following contractual obligations outstanding:

Contractual
Obligations

 
  Payments due by period
 
  Total Less than 1 year 1-3 years 3-5 years More than 5
years
Long Term Debt Obligations
 
$30,316,337 $5,135,073 $9,516,127 $4,964,201 $10,700,936
Capital Finance Lease Obligations
 
$Nil - - - -
Operating Lease Obligations
 
$14,455,466 $2,774,087 $5,535,148 $4,810,730 $1,335,501
 

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Purchase Obligations
 
$64,677,526 $62,827,855 $1,849,671 - -
Other Long Term Liabilities Reflected on the Company's Balance Sheet under the GAAP of the primary financial statements
 
$Nil - - - -
Total
 
$109,449,329 $70,737,015 $16,900,946 $9,774,931 $12,036,437

NASDAQ CORPORATE GOVERNANCE PRACTICES

The Company is a "foreign private issuer" as defined in Rule 3b-4 under the Exchange Act and its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 5615(a)(3) permits a foreign private issuer to follow its home country practices in lieu of certain requirements in of the Nasdaq Listing Rules. A foreign private issuer that follows home country practices in lieu of certain corporate governance provisions of the Nasdaq Listing Rules must disclose each Nasdaq corporate governance requirement that it does not follow and include a brief statement of the home country practice the issuer follows in lieu of the NASDAQ corporate governance requirement(s), either on its website or in its annual filings with the SEC. A description of the significant ways in which the Company's corporate governance practices differ from those followed by domestic companies pursuant to the applicable NASDAQ Listing Rules is available on the Company's website at https://hiveblockchain.com.

BOARD DIVERSITY MATRIX

The table below reports self-identified diversity statistics for the Board of Directors of the Registrant as required by NASDAQ Rule 5606.

Board Diversity Matrix (As of July 21, 2022)
Country of Principal Executive Offices: Canada
Foreign Private Issuer Yes
Disclosure Prohibited Under Home Country Law No
Total Number of Directors 5
  Female Male Non-Binary Did Not
Disclose
Gender
Part I: Gender Identity
Directors 1 4 0 0
Part II: Demographic Background
Underrepresented Individual in Home Country Jurisdiction 1
LGBTQ+ 0
Did Not Disclose Demographic Background 0
 

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NOTICES PURSUANT TO REGULATION BTR

The Company was not required by Rule 104 of Regulation BTR to send any notices to any of its directors or executive officers during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE

None.

DISCLOSURE REGARIDNG FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS THAT PREVENT INSPECTIONS

None.

UNDERTAKINGS

The Registrant undertakes to make available, in person or by telephone, representatives to respond to inquiries made by the Commission staff, and to furnish promptly, when requested to do so by the Commission staff, information relating to: the securities registered pursuant to this Form 40-F; the securities in relation to which the obligation to file an annual report on Form 40-F arises; or transactions in said securities.

CONSENT TO SERVICE OF PROCESS

The Registrant has previously filed with the SEC an Appointment of Agent for Service of Process and Undertaking on Form F-X in connection with its Common Shares.

Exhibit
Number
Description
99.1 Annual Information Form for the Registrant for the year ended March 31, 2022
99.2 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2022
99.3 Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended March 31, 2022
99.4 Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
99.5 Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
99.6 Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
99.7 Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
99.8 Consent of Davidson & Company LLP
101.INS Inline XBRL Instance Document–the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File as its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document
101.SCH Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)
 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form 40-F and has duly caused this Annual Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

  HIVE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD
   
   
  /s/ Darcy Daubaras
  Name: Darcy Daubaras
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

Date: July 21, 2022

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