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Cipher Mining Provides Second Quarter 2023 Business Update

Achieved All-Time High Self-Mining Hash Rate Capacity of 6.8 Exahash per Second (“EH/s”) and on Track to Achieve 7.2 EH/s in Q3 2023

GAAP Diluted Net Loss of $0.05 per Share (Non-GAAP Diluted Net Income of $0.04 per Share)

Welcomes Robert Flatley to the Company’s Board of Directors

NEW YORK, Aug. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cipher Mining Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFR) ("Cipher" or the "Company"), a leading developer and operator of bitcoin mining data centers, today announced results for its second quarter 2023, with an update on its operations and deployment strategy.

"As we finalize the buildout of our Odessa facility, we are pleased to announce that we have achieved a self-mining capacity of 6.8 EH/s across our portfolio,” said Tyler Page, CEO of Cipher. "We are on track to complete Odessa in Q3 and bring our total self-mining capacity to 7.2 EH/s. As we complete the first phase of our build-out, we are exploring a growing list of expansion opportunities. With a strong balance sheet and best-in-class unit economics, we are well-positioned to move on to our next stage of growth, weather challenging markets, and come out a clear winner on the other side of the halving.”

Cipher also welcomes Robert Flatley, founder and Chief Executive Officer of TS Imagine, to the Company’s board of directors. “We are thrilled that Rob has agreed to serve on our board of directors,” said Mr. Page. “He brings over 30 years of experience in regulated financial services institutions and as a founder of four successful fintech companies. His leadership and guidance on our board will be invaluable as we continue to develop our best-in-class operations, trading and treasury management platform.”

Robert Flatley brings over 30 years of career experience that includes roles as Chief Executive Officer, founder, Managing Director, and board member of regulated financial services institutions and financial technology companies. Since 2021, Mr. Flatley has served as a director, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of TS Imagine, which was formed following the merger of Trading Screen and Imagine Software. From 2018 to 2019, Mr. Flatley served as a director and as President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG). From 2010 to 2018, he served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of CoreOne Technologies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Flatley was a Managing Director at both Deutsche Bank Securities, and at Bank of America Securities. He has hands-on experience in various capital markets roles, including trading, securities and prime finance, building SaaS business models, market structure, quantitative trading, software development, and software M&A. He founded successful companies as a technology entrepreneur using both software and data-as-a-service models, and he was a founding employee of two statistically driven trading businesses at bulge bracket financial institutions. He earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Iowa in 1985.

Finance and Operations Updates

  • Across its four initial data centers, Cipher has deployed 6.8 EH/s to date, and remains on track to achieve 7.2 EH/s of self-mining capacity by end of Q3 2023
  • The Company produced a second quarter 2023 GAAP diluted net loss of $0.05 per share, and a non-GAAP diluted net income of $0.04 per share
  • Robert Flatley, founder and Chief Executive Officer of TS Imagine, joins the Company’s board of directors

Business Update Call and Webcast

The live webcast and a webcast replay of the conference call can be accessed from the investor relations section of Cipher’s website at To access this conference call by telephone, register here to receive dial-in numbers and a unique PIN to join the call.

About Cipher

Cipher is an emerging technology company focused on the development and operation of bitcoin mining data centers. Cipher is dedicated to expanding and strengthening the Bitcoin network's critical infrastructure. Together with its diversely talented team and strategic partnerships, Cipher aims to be a market leader in bitcoin mining growth and innovation. To learn more about Cipher, please visit

Forward Looking Statements     

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws of the United States. The Company intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and includes this statement for purposes of complying with these safe harbor provisions. Any statements made in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including statements about our beliefs and expectations regarding our future results of operations and financial position, business strategy, timing and likelihood of success, potential expansion of bitcoin mining data centers, expectations regarding the operations of mining centers, and management plans and objectives, are forward-looking statements and should be evaluated as such. Forward-looking statements include information concerning possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of our business plan and strategies. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “seeks,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “strategy,” “future,” “forecasts,” “opportunity,” “predicts,” “potential,” “would,” “will likely result,” “continue,” and similar expressions (including the negative versions of such words or expressions).

These forward-looking statements are based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Cipher and our management, are inherently uncertain. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. New risks and uncertainties may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible to predict all risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: volatility in the price of Cipher's securities due to a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive and regulated industry in which Cipher operates, variations in performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Cipher's business, and the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations and to identify and realize additional opportunities. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 14, 2023, and in Cipher's subsequent filings with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Cipher assumes no obligation and, except as required by law, does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Investor Contact:
Josh Kane
Head of Investor Relations at Cipher Mining

Media Contact:
Ryan Dicovitsky / Kendal Till
Dukas Linden Public Relations

(in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
 June 30, 2023  December 31, 2022 
Current assets     
Cash and cash equivalents$1,741  $11,927 
Accounts receivable 380   98 
Receivables, related party 1,614   1,102 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,260   7,254 
Bitcoin 10,536   6,283 
Derivative asset 25,786   21,071 
Total current assets 42,317   47,735 
Property and equipment, net 267,790   191,784 
Deposits on equipment 1,675   73,018 
Investment in equity investees 33,098   37,478 
Derivative asset 49,466   45,631 
Operating lease right-of-use asset 4,635   5,087 
Security deposits 17,742   17,730 
Total assets$416,723  $418,463 
Current liabilities     
Accounts payable$2,053  $14,286 
Accounts payable, related party 1,554   3,083 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 22,746   19,353 
Finance lease liability, current portion 11,189   2,567 
Operating lease liability, current portion 1,087   1,030 
Warrant liability 66   7 
Total current liabilities 38,695   40,326 
Asset retirement obligation 17,538   16,682 
Finance lease liability 10,836   12,229 
Operating lease liability 3,936   4,494 
Deferred tax liability 2,508   1,840 
Total liabilities 73,513   75,571 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)     
Stockholders’ equity     
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 -   - 
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 254,795,626 and 251,095,305 shares issued as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively, and 250,413,891 and 247,551,958 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively 254   251 
Additional paid-in capital 473,471   453,854 
Accumulated deficit (130,511)  (111,209)
Treasury stock, at par, 4,381,735 and 3,543,347 shares at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively (4)  (4)
Total stockholders’ equity 343,210   342,892 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$416,723  $418,463 

(in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
 Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30, 
 2023  2022  2023  2022 
Revenue - bitcoin mining$31,224  $-  $53,119  $- 
Costs and operating expenses (income)           
Cost of revenue 15,868   -   24,009   - 
General and administrative 21,335   16,704   38,755   34,094 
Depreciation 14,412   8   26,067   15 
Change in fair value of derivative asset (3,222)  -   (8,550)  - 
Power sales (5,651)  -   (5,749)  - 
Equity in losses of equity investees 1,431   12,079   2,181   12,232 
Realized gain on sale of bitcoin (4,185)  -   (8,206)  - 
Impairment of bitcoin 2,828   535   4,633   539 
Other gains -   -   (2,260)  - 
Total costs and operating expenses 42,816   29,326   70,880   46,880 
Operating loss (11,592)  (29,326)  (17,761)  (46,880)
Other income (expense)           
Interest income 25   44   101   51 
Interest expense (485)  -   (886)  - 
Change in fair value of warrant liability (22)  63   (59)  111 
Other expense (12)  -   (12)  - 
Total other income (expense) (494)  107   (856)  162 
Loss before taxes (12,086)  (29,219)  (18,617)  (46,718)
Current income tax expense (31)  -   (48)  - 
Deferred income tax expense (584)  -   (637)  - 
Total income tax expense (615)  -   (685)  - 
Net loss$(12,701) $(29,219) $(19,302) $(46,718)
Net loss per share - basic and diluted$(0.05) $(0.12) $(0.08) $(0.19)
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted 249,127,664   247,730,410   248,892,181   248,945,581 

(in thousands)
 Six Months Ended June 30, 
 2023  2022 
Cash flows from operating activities     
Net loss$(19,302) $(46,718)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:     
Depreciation 26,067   15 
Amortization of operating right-of-use asset 452   347 
Share-based compensation 17,988   19,578 
Equity in losses of equity investees 2,181   12,232 
Impairment of bitcoin 4,633   539 
Non-cash lease expense 878   - 
Deferred income taxes 637   - 
Bitcoin received as payment for services (52,836)  - 
Change in fair value of derivative asset (8,550)  - 
Change in fair value of warrant liability 59   (111)
Realized gain on sale of bitcoin (8,206)  - 
Changes in assets and liabilities:     
Proceeds from sale of bitcoin 52,474   - 
Accounts receivable (282)  - 
Receivables, related party (512)  (467)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,994   4,134 
Security deposits (12)  (1,065)
Accounts payable (184)  104 
Accounts payable, related party (1,529)  - 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 6,323   1,209 
Lease liabilities (594)  271 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 24,679   (9,932)
Cash flows from investing activities     
Deposits on equipment (2,932)  (156,811)
Purchases of property and equipment (28,541)  (13,069)
Capital distributions from equity investees 3,807   10,065 
Investment in equity investees (3,095)  - 
Prepayments on financing lease (3,676)  - 
Net cash used in investing activities (34,437)  (159,815)
Cash flows from financing activities     
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock 2,821   - 
Offering costs paid for the issuance of common stock (76)  - 
Repurchase of common shares to pay employee withholding taxes (1,114)  (3,052)
Principal payments on financing lease (2,059)  - 
Net cash used in financing activities (428)  (3,052)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (10,186)  (172,799)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 11,927   209,841 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period$1,741  $37,042 
Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities     
Reclassification of deposits on equipment to property and equipment$72,130   - 
Right-of-use asset obtained in exchange for finance lease liability$14,212   - 
Finance lease costs in accrued expenses$2,034   - 
Equity method investment acquired for non-cash consideration$1,926   75,933 
Sales tax accruals reversed due to exemption$1,837   - 
Bitcoin received from equity investees$317   1,326 
Property and equipment purchases in accounts payable, accounts payable, related party and accrued expenses$-   5,459 
Deposits on equipment in accounts payable and accounts payable, related party$-   10,972 
Common stock cancelled$-   10,000 
Right-of-use asset obtained in exchange for operating lease liability$-   5,859 
Investment in equity investees in accrued expenses$-   4,345 
Reclassification of deferred investment costs to investment in equity investees$-   174 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following is a reconciliation of our non-GAAP loss from operations, which excludes the impact of (i) depreciation and amortization, (ii) the non-cash change in the fair value of our derivative asset (iii) share-based compensation expense and (iv) nonrecurring gains, to its most directly comparable GAAP measure for the periods indicated (in thousands):

  Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30, 
  2023  2022  2023  2022 
Reconciliation of non-GAAP income (loss) from operations:            
Operating loss $(11,592) $(29,326) $(17,761) $(46,880)
Depreciation and amortization  14,642   8   26,519   15 
Change in fair value of derivative asset  (3,222)  -   (8,550)  - 
Share-based compensation expense  9,178   10,064   17,988   19,578 
Other gains - nonrecurring  -   -   (2,255)  - 
Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations $9,006  $(19,254) $15,941  $(27,287)

The following are reconciliations of our non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, in each case excluding the impact of (i) depreciation and amortization (ii) the non-cash change in the fair value of our derivative asset, (iii) share-based compensation expense, (iv) nonrecurring gains, (v) the non-cash change in the fair value of our warrant liability and (vi) deferred income tax expense, to the most directly comparable GAAP measures for the periods indicated:

  Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30, 
  2023  2022  2023  2022 
Reconciliation of non-GAAP net income (loss):            
Net loss $(12,701) $(29,219) $(19,302) $(46,718)
Non-cash adjustments to net loss:            
Depreciation and amortization  14,642   8   26,519   15 
Change in fair value of derivative asset  (3,222)  -   (8,550)  - 
Share-based compensation expense  9,178   10,064   17,988   19,578 
Other gains - nonrecurring  -   -   (2,255)  - 
Change in fair value of warrant liability  (22)  63   (59)  111 
Deferred income tax expense  (584)  -   (637)  - 
Total non-cash adjustments to net loss  19,992   10,135   33,006   19,704 
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $7,291  $(19,084) $13,704  $(27,014)
Reconciliation of non-GAAP basic and diluted net income (loss) per share:            
Basic and diluted net loss per share $(0.05) $(0.12) $(0.08) $(0.19)
Depreciation and amortization (per share) $0.06   -   0.11   - 
Change in fair value of derivative asset (per share) $(0.01)  -   (0.03)  - 
Share-based compensation expense (per share) $0.04   0.04   0.07   0.08 
Other gains - nonrecurring (per share) $-   -   (0.01)  - 
Change in fair value of warrant liability (per share) $-   -   -   - 
Deferred income tax expense (per share) $-   -   -   - 
Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income (loss) per share $0.04  $(0.08) $0.06  $(0.11)

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