Core Scientific Increased Self-Mining Hashrate to 7.5 EH/s, Producing 1,077 Bitcoins in January 2022
Core Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORZ) ("Core Scientific" or “the Company”), a leader in high-performance, net carbon neutral blockchain infrastructure and software solutions, today announced production and operations updates for January 2022.
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Core Scientific is one of the largest publicly-traded, net carbon-neutral blockchain infrastructure providers and miners of digital assets in North America. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“For the second month in a row, our self-mining operations produced more than 1,000 bitcoins. We now operate over 14 EH/s combined in our self-mining and hosting activities, and are well positioned to continue our planned expansion,” said Mike Levitt, Core Scientific’s Chief Executive Officer. “In response to winter weather conditions we down-powered mining operations on average once a week in January. We are committed to curtailing mining activities to ensure the stability and performance of the electrical grids in our communities.”
January Self-Mining Update
Core Scientific’s self-mining operations produced 1,077 bitcoins in January, representing a year over year increase of 315%. As of January 31, 2022, the Company held 6,373 bitcoins produced from operations.
As of January month end, Core Scientific operated its own fleet of more than 75,000 bitcoin miners, producing 7.5 EH/s.
January Hosting Update
In addition to its self-mining fleet, as of January 31, 2022, Core Scientific provided infrastructure, technology and operating support for a diverse group of customers representing 7.1 EH/s.
January Grid Support
In the month of January, the Company powered-down a portion of its operations on four separate occasions. Aggregate electrical curtailment for these events exceeded 1,100 megawatt-hours.
ABOUT CORE SCIENTIFIC
Core Scientific is one of the largest publicly-traded, net carbon-neutral blockchain infrastructure providers and miners of digital assets in North America. Core Scientific has operated blockchain infrastructure in North America since 2017, using its facilities and intellectual property portfolio that has grown to more than 70 patents or applications for digital asset hosted mining and self-mining. Core Scientific operates data centers in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and North Dakota, and expects to commence operations in Texas in the first half of 2022 and in Oklahoma in the second half of 2022. Core Scientific’s proprietary Minder® fleet management software combines the Company’s hosting expertise with data analytics to deliver maximum uptime, alerting, monitoring and management of all miners in the Company’s network. To learn more, visit http://www.corescientific.com.
As of September 30, 2021, over 50% of the power used in Core Scientific’s operation was generated from non-carbon emitting sources by local power providers pursuant to long-term power contracts. The Company determines whether power is generated from non-emitting energy sources from dispatch reports or grid generation mix reports provided by the Company’s power providers. Based on these reports Core Scientific purchased Green-e certified renewable energy credits (“RECs”) to offset 100% of the carbon produced as a result of its contracted power. The Company expects to maintain its net carbon neutrality by increasing its overall use of renewable power and by purchasing RECs when necessary.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES
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Year over year comparisons are based on the combined results of Core Scientific and its acquired entities.
Core Scientific provides this and any future similar unaudited updates to provide shareholders with visibility into the Company’s progress toward previously announced capacity and operational projections.
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