Core Scientific Successfully Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Mining company Core Scientific has announced its successful emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a U.S. court confirmed its reorganization plan. The confirmation of the plan is seen as a significant milestone for the company, and Core Scientific is now poised to exit bankruptcy proceedings.

Core Scientific CEO Adam Sullivan expressed optimism about the company’s future, stating, “With demand for Bitcoin and high-value compute continuing to rise, we look forward to creating value for our shareholders as we execute our growth plan, de-lever our balance sheet, and deliver superior efficiency at scale.”

Under the reorganization plan, shareholders are expected to receive approximately 60% of Core Scientific’s new share capital, and the company is committed to fully repaying its debt. The mining firm also revealed plans to relist on the Nasdaq exchange by the end of January 2024.

Core Scientific faced financial challenges, with a warning in November 2022 about the potential depletion of cash reserves by the end of the year. Factors contributing to the financial strain included a decrease in the price of Bitcoin, increased electricity tariffs, a rise in hash rate, legal costs, and the bankruptcy of Celsius Network, one of its major hosting clients. Despite filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2022, Core Scientific aimed to continue operations until reaching agreements with its major creditors.

The successful emergence from bankruptcy positions Core Scientific to capitalize on the growing demand for Bitcoin and high-value compute, providing an opportunity for growth and efficiency.

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