Compass Mining denies allegations of $1.2M unpaid electricity bill, CEO, CFO resign
Following accusations of losing a mining facility for failing to pay a $1.2 million electricity bill, Compass announced that both its CEO and CFO resigned.
The company said it has gone through “multiple setbacks and dissapointments” that have detracted from its mission. The ongoing restructuring will help it regain the trust of its shareholders and users, Compass said in an announcement.
To that end, the company has appointed its CTO Paul Gosker and chief mining officer Thomas Heller as interim CEOs to lead Compass through the transitional period.
A day after announcing the resignations, Compass has also publicly denied allegations that it failed to pay a $1.2 million electricity bill to Dynamics Mining, a subcontractor operating its mining facility in Maine. Earlier this week, Dynamics Mining released a notice stating that it terminated the two’s facility hosting agreement in Maine “for failing to pay power consumption charges.”
The accusations sparked a community-wide debate about Compass’ ability to pay and led many to question whether miners who had their ASIC machines hosted at Dynamics would be able to get them back.
However, Compass has denied the allegations calling the company’s statements on social media “completely incorrect,” adding:
“Many of Dynamics’s statements on social media are completely incorrect, lack any factual support and create further damage to Compass.”
Compass said that it appears Dynamics “misunderstood” its obligations defined in the contract, noting that the company had performed all of its obligations towards Dynamics.
While Compass is making attempts to resolve the matter with Dynamics privately, it has already filed a lawsuit against the subcontractor and included a request for expedited relief to protect its customers and their interests.