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Core Scientific emerges from bankruptcy as North America’s largest Bitcoin miner

TL;DR

  • Core Scientific emerges strong and claims Bitcoin mining dominance.
  • Impressive 19,274 BTC mined in 2023, worth $812M.
  • Eco-friendly focus: Reduced power usage signifies sustainability commitment.

Core Scientific, a prominent Bitcoin mining firm, has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and relisted its stock on the Nasdaq, solidifying its position as North America’s largest publicly listed crypto mining company. 

The company’s resurgence follows a year of strategic restructuring and remarkable mining achievements.

Core Scientific record-breaking Bitcoin mining in 2023

In a recent announcement, Core Scientific revealed that it mined a staggering 13,762 Bitcoin in 2023 at its data centers located in several U.S. states, including Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Texas. 

Additionally, the firm’s customers and clients contributed by mining a total of 5,512 BTC during the same period. This remarkable feat allowed Core Scientific to amass a total of 19,274 Bitcoin, with a combined value of $812 million.

Operating a massive fleet of approximately 209,000 owned and co-located Bitcoin miners, Core Scientific achieved an impressive total energized hash rate of 23.2 exahashes per second in 2023, further solidifying its position as a major player in the Bitcoin mining industry.

Reduced power consumption and environmental responsibility

Core Scientific’s commitment to environmental sustainability is evident in its reduced power consumption at its data centers. In December 2023 alone, the company delivered 480 megawatt-hours to local grid partners, contributing to a total of more than 131,000 megawatt-hours throughout the year. 

This emphasis on responsible energy usage aligns with the growing importance of eco-conscious practices within the crypto mining sector.

Bitcoin mining is the process by which new Bitcoins are created and transactions are validated on the Bitcoin blockchain. It involves miners solving complex computational problems, known as proof-of-work, to verify and add new blocks to the blockchain. Miners who complete this process are rewarded with newly created BTC. Currently, the reward per block stands at 6.25 BTC.

The growing commercialization of Bitcoin mining

Bitcoin mining has evolved into a thriving commercial business model, driven by the significant appreciation in BTC prices over the years. Private and public firms alike have entered the sector, leveraging hundreds of mining machines across multiple data centers to capitalize on the rewards offered by the Bitcoin network.

Core Scientific’s remarkable resurgence serves as a testament to the crypto-mining industry’s potential for growth and profitability, even in the face of volatility and adversity. 

With its position as North America’s largest publicly listed Bitcoin miner, the company is poised to continue its upward trajectory in the ever-expanding world of cryptocurrency mining.

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Benson Mawira

Benson is a blockchain reporter who has delved into industry news, on-chain analysis, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Artificial Intelligence (AI), etc.His area of expertise is the cryptocurrency markets, fundamental and technical analysis.With his insightful coverage of everything in Financial Technologies, Benson has garnered a global readership.

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