BTCC to Close It's Mining Business

This measure is caused by theĀ "business adjustments"
07 November 2018   209

BTCC will shut down the mining pool BTCC Pool Limited due to "business adjustments", CoinDesk reports.

BTCC, also known as BTC China, launched a pool in 2014, along with the Mobi wallet and the eponymous cryptoexchange.

Note that on August 24, 2017, BTCC Pool mined the block on which the SegWit protocol was activated. In June of this year, Hong Kong financial company Value Convergence announced its intention to acquire a 49% stake in the pool.

BTCC was the oldest crypto-exchange in China before the events of September 2017. Exchange founded Bobby Lee, brother of the creator of Litecoin Charlie Lee.

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   57

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.