AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Core Scientific Holding Co. (“Core Scientific” or “the Company”), a leader in customizable infrastructure to large scale customers for blockchain hosting and digital asset mining, today announced that Atlas Mining, one of the largest digital asset miners in the world, has selected Core Scientific to host a large quantity of new Bitcoin miners that will require more than 100 MW of power when fully implemented. Installation of the new miners is expected to take place over a 15-month period.
“Core Scientific’s commitment to 100% net carbon neutral operations, innovation that drives profitability, and deep industry partnerships align very well with our values, and we look forward to a long, productive relationship.”
“We are honored that Atlas Mining has chosen Core Scientific as its primary hosting partner in the United States,” said Mike Levitt, Chief Executive Officer of Core Scientific. “Core Scientific’s unmatched scale in North America enables us to accommodate the largest digital asset miners seeking to operate in a stable environment and with a net carbon neutral footprint. We look forward to a long-term partnership that will deliver best-in-class hosting services to Atlas Mining.”
“Core Scientific is our partner of choice in North America because of their ability to scale, deep knowledge of blockchain data center operations and professionalism,” said Raymond Yuan, Founder of Atlas Mining. “Core Scientific’s commitment to 100% net carbon neutral operations, innovation that drives profitability, and deep industry partnerships align very well with our values, and we look forward to a long, productive relationship.”
Core Scientific is one of the largest blockchain infrastructure providers in North America, utilizing its facilities and technology for both hosted mining and self-mining of digital assets. Core Scientific owns and operates data centers in North Carolina, Kentucky and Georgia. A new data center in North Dakota is scheduled to begin operation in the fourth calendar quarter of 2021. 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.
Core Scientific is a founding member of the Bitcoin Mining Council, which is dedicated to promoting transparency, sharing best practices and educating the public on the benefits of Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining.
About Core Scientific
Core Scientific is a best-in-class, large scale operator of dedicated, purpose-built facilities for digital asset mining and a premier provider of blockchain infrastructure, software solutions and services. As announced on July 21, 2021, Core Scientific entered into a definitive agreement with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition Corp. (“XPDI”) (Nasdaq: XPDI, XPDW, XPDIU), a special purpose acquisition company, which would result in Core Scientific becoming a publicly listed company upon receiving regulatory approval, approval by Core Scientific’s and XPDI’s stockholders of the proposed merger and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. To learn more, visit www.corescientific.com.
About Atlas Mining
Atlas Mining maintains an extensive computing network and digital infrastructures in multiple countries and regions across North America, North Europe and Middle Asia. The distributed operation brings boundless growth potential to the company, thus placing Atlas Mining in a truly unique position in this industry. In addition to the business expansion, Atlas Mining also helps in creating more job opportunity locally along with the long-standing commitment to advancing initiatives across ESG topics. It aims to empower the digital future with an anti-fragile network.
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If any of these risks materialize or XPDI’s or Core Scientific’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither XPDI nor Core Scientific presently know or that XPDI and Core Scientific currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect XPDI’s and Core Scientific’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this press release. XPDI and Core Scientific anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause XPDI’s and Core Scientific’s assessments to change. However, while XPDI and Core Scientific may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, XPDI and Core Scientific specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing XPDI’s and Core Scientific’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.
As of June 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 our power providers. Based on these reports Core Scientific purchased Green-e certified renewable energy credits (“RECs”) to offset 100% of our carbon consumption. The Company expects to maintain its 100% net carbon neutrality by increasing its overall use of renewable power and by purchasing RECs when necessary.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
The proposed Transaction will be submitted to stockholders of XPDI for their approval. The Registration Statement on Form S-4 that XPDI has filed with the SEC includes a proxy statement/prospectus, which will be distributed to XPDI’s stockholders in connection with XPDI’s solicitation of proxies for the vote on the proposed Transaction. After the Registration Statement has been declared effective, XPDI will mail the proxy statement/prospectus to XPDI stockholders as of the record date established for voting on the proposed Transaction and other matters to be presented at the special meeting of XPDI stockholders. XPDI’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and any amendments thereto because these documents contain important information about XPDI, Core Scientific and the proposed Transaction. Stockholders may also obtain a copy of the proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other documents filed with the SEC regarding the proposed Transaction and other documents filed with the SEC by XPDI, without charge, at the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to 321 North Clark Street, Suite 2440, Chicago, IL 60654.
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