Core Scientific Plans to Go Public in SPAC Deal
21 Jul, 2021•1 min read•Other
Core Scientific, a cryptocurrency mining company, is planning to list its shares on Nasdaq through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company.Core Scientific, the largest host of bitcoin mining machines in North America, plans to merge with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition, the company said in a statement.The company will be valued at about $4.3 billion.The anchor investor in Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition is BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager.In May, Michael Levitt, the co-founder and chairman of Core Scientific, took over as CEO after Kevin Turner stepped down.Levitt will continue as CEO after the combination.The company also said it mined 928 BTC in the second quarter, taking its tally in the first half of the year to 1,683 BTC.It forecast fiscal 2021 revenue of $493 million and fiscal 2022 revenue of $1.1 billion. Its fiscal year ends in January.The news was first reported by CNBC.
UPDATE (July 21, 13:46 UTC): Adds details on management, revenue forecasts.Source