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Contractions at Bitmain, World’s Biggest Cryptomining Firm, Continue in Austin and Amsterdam

“We had welcomed this.” Locals in Rockdale, Texas, a small town east of Austin that recently lost two of its largest employers and 30% of the local tax base, are disappointed to learn that Bitmain, the world’s largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining equipment and operator… Read More

More Details Emerge About Possible Executive Succession, IPO, and Layoffs at Bitmain, World’s Largest Cryptomining Firm

A new CEO is already in place at Bitmain, the world’s largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining equipment and operator of crypto mines, a source to Hong Kong news outlet The South China Morning Post (SCMP) claims. Though Bitmain itself has refused to confirm the change, a former… Read More

Denied an IPO in Hong Kong, Cryptominer Manufacturer Canaan Considering New York Listing

Canaan, the second biggest maker of cryptocurrency mining hardware after Bitmain, may be bringing its bid to go public to a New York exchange after being rejected in Hong Kong, Bloomberg reports. The company may be seeking to sell shares on a US exchange in… Read More

Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan, Founders of Cryptomining Giant Bitmain, Rumoured to Be Leaving

Rumours of widespread layoffs at Bitmain, the world’s largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining equipment and largest operator of crypto-mining pools, are now being followed by stories the company’s two famous founders -Micree Zhan and Jihan Wu- will be leaving their posts as Bitmain co-directors, Weixin… Read More

Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain and Crypto Exchange Huobi Confirm Layoffs

Bitmain, the world’s largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining hardware and largest operator of crypto mining pools, and Huobi, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange, have both confirmed rumours they will be laying off employees, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports. The value of global crypto markets has declined by… Read More

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Exits Crypto Miner Hardware Manufacturing

GMO, a large Japanese Internet-service provider, announced December 25th that it is abandoning the manufacture of hardware for the mining of cryptocurrencies following “extraordinary losses” in the company’s cryptocurrency division in Q4 2018: “After taking into consideration changes in the current business environment, the Company… Read More

Bitmain IPO May Be in Trouble in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange appears to be reluctant to approve crypto mining giant Bitmain’s application to go public there, possibly because the 2018 bear market is highlighting unreliability in crypto markets. “What they are doing is they are just dragging the case right now,”… Read More

Another One Bites the Dust: ETCDEV Joins Growing List of Failed and Contracting Crypto Start Ups

ETCDEV, a startup leading the development of Ethereum Classic, is dead, Bloomberg reports. “There are a few things that happened at the same time. I am sure if that happened a year ago, that wouldn’t be a problem at all, a year ago there was a… Read More

Six Months After Expanding, Bitmain Closes Israeli Development Centre

Poor prices and the “general decline” of crypto markets have claimed another casualty, Globes reports. This time it’s in Ra’anana, Israel, where a Bitmain development facility started in 2016 and expanded in July will be closed this week and 23 employees laid off. The facility’s… Read More

Chinese Crypto Miner Favouring “Financial” Over “Factory” Approach in Current Bear Market

At least one Chinese cryptocurrency miner is taking a creative financial approach to surviving “Crypto Winter” -the bear market currently punishing crypto prices to some of their lowest levels in over a year, 8BTC reports. Jin Xin, for example, “an ordinary Chinese miner,” is taking a… Read More

Israel Tax Authority Hunting Undeclared Crypto Profits

Over the past two weeks, the Israel Tax Authority has opened tax accounts for hundreds of Israelis it believes failed to report profits from cryptocurrency investing, Calcalist reports. The authority is also striking deals with Israeli crypto exchanges obliging them to report big transactions. Notices… Read More

United Corp Sues Bitcoin Cash ABC

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Plaintiffs in Florida have brought a suit against Bitcoin Cash ABC, it’s leader Roger Ver, the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange, and others, arguing the parties colluded, “to take control of the Bitcoin Cash network for personal gain…which caused a global capitalization meltdown of the Bitcoin Cash network… Read More

Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain Sued for Commandeering Customer Machines

A class action suit against the world’s largest cryptocurrency mining equipment maker and cryptomining conglomerate, Bitmain, has been filed in Northern California. The suit will test rumours circulating in crypto circles for some time that allege Bitmain used customers’ newly-purchased machines to mine crypto at… Read More

Chinese Crypto-mining Hardware Companies May Be Hit Hard By US Tariffs

New tariffs in the US that raise taxes on imports of crypto-mining machines from 2.6% to 27.6% may significantly impact revenues at Chinese companies like Bitmain, South China Morning News (SCMP) reports. The tariffs have come into place after American trade overseers in August reclassified, for… Read More

Crypto Entrepreneurs Mount China’s Rich List

Fourteen cryptocurrency million- and billionaires have made their way onto a list of China’s richest individuals for the first time, says Bitcoin.com. Perhaps predictably, at the very top of “The 2018 Lexus Lexus Huron Rich List,” in spots one to three, appear the entrepreneurs behind… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Goes Public in Hong Kong On September 26th, Bitmain, a Beijing-based Bitcoin mining giant, finally disclosed its IPO prospectus to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. CICC will serve as the sole sponsor. According to the prospectus, Bitmain’s net… Read More

Bitmain Announces New Crypto Mining Chip

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Bitmain Technologies, a China-based consumer-grade ASIC miner, announced last week the launch of its ASIC chip BM1391 for mining cryptocurrencies using the SHA256 algorithm. According to Bitmain, the  ASIC SHA256 algorithm acceleration chip integrates more than a billion transistors and is optimized for maximum efficiency. It… Read More

Bitmain IPO – What it Means for Bitcoin

The recently announced $3 billion Bitmain IPO has left many crypto enthusiasts excited for the possibility of a legitimate publicly-traded crypto business. However, when a company creates an exit for a high margin cash flowing business, it usually indicates diminishing growth or margins.  This could… Read More

DPW Solves the Power Problem in Crypto Mining by Buying the Dam

“Diversified holding company” DPW has announced it will be reactivating a hydro dam in Valatie Falls, New York, “to serve as a fully-dedicated source of low-cost, renewable power for a new co-located cryptocurrency mining farm…” The “historic 1-megawatt Valatie Falls dam” has been retrofitted to… Read More

Howdy, Bitmain. World’s Largest Crypto Mining Company Expands Again, This Time to Texas

Bitmain, the world’s largest manufacturer of crypto mining equipment and its biggest producer of bitcoins has announced the launch of a $500-million data centre in Rockdale, Texas. The company says it will deploy the sum over 7 years and will create 400 local jobs in the… Read More

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