Bankrupt crypto miner Core Scientific would switch its possession of 27,403 mining machines to crypto lender NYDIG to repay a $38.6 million mortgage, in line with a Feb. 2 courtroom submitting.
Core Scientific mentioned the transferred machines are “not needed” for its “present operations and future enterprise plans.” It added that the “principal of the NYDIG Debt exceeds the worth the ASICs Collateral.”
Core Scientific explains choice
Core Scientific rationalized the settlement, saying the machines consisted of older fashions with decrease hash charges than newer fashions.
Whereas it conceded that the transferred property would have an “speedy adverse influence” on its income and EBITDA, the agency believes the loss is outweighed by the long-term “improved profitability and sustainability” of its operations.
In the meantime, it famous that this loss could possibly be mitigated by putting in some at the moment unused Bitcoin (BTC) mining machines in its storage. It added that its machine, “S19 XP,” is extra environment friendly than those it lets go of.
One more reason it gave for transferring its proper to the machines was that it needed to promote sure mining amenities. The bankrupt agency mentioned promoting the older units would supply sufficient rack area to comprise the latest fashions of miners.
The ultimate motive it gave for its choice was that the worth of the ASIC miners has “dropped significantly.” It might buy the identical form of machines for $25 million — which is significantly decrease than the debt NYDIG is writing off, in line with the agency.
Just lately, NYDIG entered right into a separate agreement with one other struggling mining agency to take management of sure miners. The lender has ventured into crypto mining because of the capitulation of a number of mining companies.