Sphere 3D Corp. Provides August 2023 Production and Operation Updates

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 11, 2023) – Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) (“Sphere 3D” or the “Company”), dedicated to becoming the leading carbon-neutral Bitcoin mining company operating at an industrial scale, provides results of its Bitcoin mining operation for August 2023.

Key Highlights:

  • 58.3 Bitcoin mined in August, down 2.5% from July and up 359% YoY.
  • Month-end operating hash rate was 1.3 EH/s, up 18% from July and 13x YoY.
  • Operations achieved 74.1 BTC/EH efficiency.
  • Uptime was 66%, down from July due to a significant increase in curtailments over the month as a result of record high temperatures at our hosting partner sites.
Metrics August 2022 July 2023 August 2023
Bitcoin Mined 12.7 59.8 58.3
Bitcoin Sold 0.0 70.1 65.7
Mining Revenue* $0.3 million $1.8 million $1.6 million
Bitcoin Holdings 74.8 10.2 2.8
Deployed Miners ~1,000 ~10,240 ~12,450
Month End Deployed Hash Rate (EH/s) 100 PH/s 1.1 EH/s 1.3 EH/s



CEO Comments

“We energized an additional 2,210 miners during August, bringing our deployed hash rate to 1.3 EH/s,” said Patricia Trompeter, CEO of Sphere 3D Corp. “Bitcoin mined were 58.3, representing a 359% increase year-over-year and 3% decrease from July. The lower production from July was due to continued curtailments related to record high temperatures at our Texas and Missouri hosting sites.”

Core Scientific Update

As previously disclosed by the Company, on October 31, 2022, the Company filed an arbitration request against Core Scientific asserting various claims, including breach of contract and conversion. In December 2022, Core Scientific and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Core”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In connection with the bankruptcy proceeding, Sphere has filed proofs of claims against Core. On May 9, 2023, Core filed objections to Sphere’s proof of claims.

On June 9, 2023, Core filed a motion for summary judgment seeking the summary dismissal of Sphere’s claims. On August 7, 2023, the bankruptcy court held a hearing on the motion for summary judgment. On August 9, 2023, the court entered an order denying the motion for summary judgment.

The bankruptcy court subsequently entered a scheduling order that calls for a merits hearing in the first quarter of 2024. Sphere 3d Corp. intends to continue to vigorously prosecute the matter.

About Sphere 3D

Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is a net carbon-neutral cryptocurrency miner with decades of proven enterprise data-services expertise. The Company is growing its industrial-scale mining operation through the capital-efficient procurement of next-generation mining equipment and partnering with best-in-class data center operators. Sphere 3D is dedicated to growing shareholder value while honoring its commitment to strict environmental, social, and governance standards. For more information about the Company, please visit Sphere3D.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Sphere 3D Contacts

Kurt Kalbfleisch CFO, Sphere 3D

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