Bitmain Plans to Build Mining Farms in Quebec

Chinese giant of the mining industry has already started negotiations with local energy departments
15 January 2018   710

The world's largest manufacturer of mining equipment, Bitmain, is considering opening a mining center in the Canadian province of Quebec, CoinDesk reports.

Chinese giant of the mining industry has already begun negotiations with local energy departments. Representatives of Bitmain reported that the company has been engaged in the production of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies in North America since 2015, but did not specify the specific region.

Quebec is indeed an attractive region for the opening of mining farms for the production of bitcoin. The province has surpluses of inexpensive hydroelectric power, which local authorities are ready to offer technology companies. In addition, the cold climate contributes to the productive and reliable operation of ASIC-miners.

According to the director of business development of Hydro Quebec, "three or four" world's largest mining companies are considering Quebec as a new region for mining farms. 

Bitmain to File IPO Application

The application was sent to Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX)
27 September 2018   438

The largest mining company Bitmain has submitted to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) listing application for an initial public offering (IPO), according to CoinDesk.

The application is a draft option, and some of its details, in particular the number of shares offered for sale and the immediate date of the IPO, are still in the process of editing.

Nevertheless, the document indicates that last year Bitmain's revenue was $ 2,517,719,000. This figure is higher than in 2016 ($ 277,612,000). As of June 30, 2018, the company's revenue was $ 2,845,467,000.

The application said that in 2017 the gross profit of the company was $ 1 212.7 million, which is also higher than in 2016 ($ 151,351,000).

Earlier, the head of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, expressed his indignation over the actions of the company's chief financial officer, who disclosed the figures for the first quarter 60 days after his end, and not after 90, as he had expected.

The media suggested that in the run-up to the IPO the publication of such information could have a negative effect on the company's investment attractiveness.

In addition, the document confirmed the media's information that Bitmain owns a 3% stake in Opera's Internet browser thanks to an investment of $ 50 million.

The application also indicates that the underwriters of the IPO are China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Commerce and Finance Law Offices, Maples and Calder LLP, KPMG and Frost & Sulliva