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   389

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.

Bitmain to Announce New ASIC Chip

BM1397 chip requires less energy and is able to achieve efficiency at 30J / TH
18 February 2019   120

This Monday, the Chinese mining company Bitmain announced the next-generation 7-nm chip codenamed BM1397, which, according to it surpasses its predecessors in performance and energy efficiency and is suitable for mining cryptocurrencies on the SHA256 algorithm, including Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

The BM1397 chip requires less energy and is able to achieve efficiency at 30J / TH, which is “higher by 28.6% than the previous 7-nm chip from Bitmain”, codenamed BM1391.

BM1397 is manufactured using TSMC, a Taiwan-based semiconductor product company, which is one of the leading suppliers in the cryptocurrency mining industry.

The BM1397 chip will be installed in the new ASIC miners of the Antminer S17 and Antminer T17 models, the release of which Bitmain promises to announce later. The company does not provide other details of the updated devices in its message.