Category: Bitmain

Bitcoin’s 5% Drop in Value Puts Pressure on BTC Mining Operations and Older ASIC Rigs

Bitcoin's 5% Drop in Value Puts Pressure on BTC Mining Operations and Older ASIC RigsDuring the last seven days, the price of bitcoin has dropped 4.8% from a high of $9,700 on June 24, to a low of $8,965 on June 27. Since then the price has increased and the price per bitcoin is back above the $9k zone but much lower than before. The lower price has affected […]

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US Contract Miner Core Scientific Buys 17,600 Bitcoin Miners From Bitmain

US Contract Miner Core Scientific Buys 17,600 Bitcoin Miners From BitmainU.S. contract mining firm Core Scientific has agreed on a deal to buy 17,600 mining rigs from Chinese bitcoin hardware maker Bitmain Technologies Inc. The company is buying Bitmain’s next-generation bitcoin (BTC) miner, the Antminer S19, it said in a statement on June 29. The miners will be fully installed at data centers operated by […]

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Bitcoin Mining Chip Manufacturer Ebang to List on Nasdaq This Week

Bitcoin Mining Chip Manufacturer Ebang to List on Nasdaq This WeekOn Friday, June 26, the China-based Zhejiang Ebang Communication, often referred to as Ebang, will be listed on Nasdaq, according to various reports. Ebang’s initial public offering (IPO) will be the second U.S.-based IPO for an ASIC mining manufacturer joining the company Canaan. The Ebang IPO prospectus was also updated on June 17, raising the […]

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Bitcoin ASIC Miner Manufacturing Domination: Bitmain and Microbt Battle for Top Positions

On June 16, 2020, Bitmex researchers published a report that noted bitcoin mining rig manufacturers have consolidated a great deal and in the future, Bitmex researchers predict that “only 2 to 3 players will survive into the longer term.” There’s still a number of SHA256 mining rig manufacturers today, and regional reports claim that the […]

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Bitcoin Mining Heats Up: High Difficulty Adjustment, Pool Consolidation, Less Concentration in China

Bitcoin Mining Heats Up: High Difficulty Adjustment, Pool Consolidation, Less Concentration in ChinaIt’s been approximately 37 days since the notorious Bitcoin reward halving that took place on Monday, May 11, 2020. On June 16, the Bitcoin network saw a large upwards difficulty adjustment making it much harder to mine bitcoins and slowing down the issuance rate because block generation has slowed down. Furthermore, a recent research report […]

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Bitmain’s Cofounder Accused of Hindering Next-Gen Bitcoin Mining Rig Shipments

Bitmain's Cofounder Accused of Hindering Next-Gen Bitcoin Mining Rig ShipmentsOn June 11, 2020, regional reports disclosed that the cofounder of Bitmain, Micree Zhan, is still battling with Jihan Wu in an ongoing feud. The quarrel is allegedly causing shipment problems for customers, as reports note that Zhan is prohibiting deliveries stemming from the company’s Shenzhen factory. Bitmain Cofounder Micree Zhan Accused of Causing Mining […]

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Bitmain Unveils Cheaper T19 Bitcoin Miner to Regain Lost Market Share

Bitmain Unveils Cheaper T19 Bitcoin Miner to Regain Lost Market ShareBitmain on Monday released the Antminer T19, a cheaper bitcoin mining machine, in an effort to regain lost market share. The Beijing-based company said the Antminer T19 has computing power or hashrate of 84 terahash per second (TH/s) and power efficiency of 37.5 joules per terahash (J/TH). The latest hardware is modeled after Bitmain’s more […]

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Bitmain Cofounder Allegedly Expelled – Could Face Litigation for Operation Interference

Bitmain Cofounder Allegedly Expelled - Could Face Litigation for Operation InterferenceOne of the largest ASIC mining manufacturers worldwide, Bitmain, has allegedly ousted cofounder Micree Zhan. Regional reports note that he’s been threatened with litigation if he interferes with company operations. According to two local announcements written in Chinese, Bitmain has warned Zhan two times not to intervene with employees. Last October, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the […]

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