CIFR Cipher Mining
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 12, 2021
GOOD WORKS ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
incorporation or organization)
4265 San Felipe, Suite 603
Houston, Texas 77027
(Address of principal executive offices)
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|Common Stock, par value $.001 per share||GWAC||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On July 12, 2021, Good Works Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) and Cipher Mining Technologies Inc., (“Cipher Mining”), jointly announced that the Company filed an amended Registration Statement on Form S-4 in connection with Good Works’ proposed acquisition of Cipher Mining, and that a key element of the amended Form S-4 is an agreement by Bitfury Top HoldCo B.V. (“Bitfury”), the current parent company of Cipher Mining, to amend its contribution to the PIPE financing for the proposed transaction to $50 million in cash, which will serve to further strengthen Cipher Mining’s balance sheet. Previously, Bitfury’s participation in the PIPE financing was to be an in-kind investment in the form of a credit for future purchases by Cipher Mining of operating services and equipment.
The Company and Cipher Mining also announced that Cipher Mining has entered into separate contracts with three providers of hosting capacity that are expected to accommodate approximately 910 megawatts (“MW”) of power capacity by the end of 2026 for Cipher Mining’s planned Bitcoin mining operations. Specifically, Cipher Mining signed a hosting agreement with Standard Power to provide a total mining capacity of at least 200MW; and power purchase agreements with Luminant ET Services Company LLC to supply 200MW to 210MW; and with WindHQ to supply 110MW by December 31, 2022, with sequential increases to 500MW by December 31, 2026. The agreements also provide for necessary infrastructure, sites for planned data centers, and other resources as more fully described in the amended Form S-4.
A copy of that press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing disclosure is qualified by the full text of the press release.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated July 12, 2021.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: July 12, 2021
|GOOD WORKS ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Fred Zeidman|
Chief Executive Officer and