Bitmain May Lost $740M in Q3 2018

If this information will be confirmed, the future of the company and its plans to raise funds through an IPO are likely to be under great threat
05 December 2018   154

Bitmain, a leading manufacturer of equipment for Bitcoin mining, allegedly suffered a loss of $ 740 million in the 3rd quarter of this year. Moreover, in reality, these figures may turn out to be even higher, Bitcoinist reports.

Official reports from the Chinese giant regarding its financial results for the specified period have not yet been received, however, information that Bitmain suffered major losses is spread by Twitter-account BTCKING555.

So, on Tuesday, it posted a record that says about the “leak” of Bitmain financial data.

We got leak of Bitmain Q3 numbers! COMPLETE DISASTER. The company lost $740 Million including losses on inventory and bitcoin cash! And this is not accounting for hash war costs! Approached by an investor desperate to liquidate Bitmain shares at $1,5 bln valuation ! Thats almost 90 prc down-round from August! With massive losses, Bitmain has no resources to support BCH. Illiquid BCH falls further hitting Bitmain balance sheet. Suppliers cut off credit lines & buyers wary to purchase equipment. IPO Canceled. Only solution - significant down round and VCs take over? Interesting to see!
 

BTCKING555 at Twitter

If this information will be confirmed, the future of the company and its plans to raise funds through an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange are likely to be under great threat.

Earlier it was reported that in the run-up to IPO, Bitmain could misinform potential investors about the participation of DST Global and GIC Private Ltd. in the June round of financing for Series B. Within its framework, the company allegedly raised $ 400 million, after which its investment valuation, it was alleged, rose to $ 12 billion.

Bitmain filed an application for an IPO in September, and as BitMEX’s research department later concluded, the company, like other representatives of the cryptocurrency industry, remains vulnerable to the overall market conditions.

Jihan Wu to Leave Bitmain's Board, Media Reports

According to the lawyer of Bitmain, with the transition to a new position, Wu lost his right to vote in the decision-making process of the board of directors
14 November 2018   406

The head of Bitmain Jihan Wu, resigned from the company's board of directors and moved to the position of supervisor, 8btc reports

According to the lawyer of Bitmain, with the transition to a new position, Wu lost his right to vote in the decision-making process of the board of directors, in connection with which he could no longer influence the management of the company.

According to the published document, in addition to Wu, three more functionaries left the management team. The changes allegedly took effect on November 7th.

The reasons for this decision were not disclosed. However, according to some rumors, Jihan Wu entered into an unspoken confrontation with Bitmain co-founder Mikri Zhang, since he is focused on product development in the field of AI and chip production.

In September, Bitmain filed an official application to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for an IPO. It is currently under review.

In November, Bitmain announced plans to install 90,000 Antminer S9 devices in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region before the upcoming hard fork of Bitcoin Cash on November 15.