Canaan Creative ASIC Producer to Hold an IPO

According to the data released in January, Canaan Creative's annual profit was 410 million yuan ($ 64 million), which is 600% more than the profit for 2016
10 May 2018   833

The second largest Chinese producer of bitcoin mining equipment Canaan Creative intends to hold an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company is going to raise $ 1 billion, South China Morning Post reports.

According to the publication, the final decision regarding the listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange has not yet been made.

In 2016 and 2017, Canaan Creative, based in Hangzhou, planned to conduct an IPO on the Chinese market, but could not do so because of regulatory barriers. It is also known that previously, as an alternative, Canaan considered American sites. Now, it can become the first blockchain company that went to the Hong Kong stock market.

According to the data released in January, Canaan Creative's annual profit was 410 million yuan ($ 64 million), which is 600% more than the profit for 2016.

Bitmain to File IPO Application

The application was sent to Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX)
27 September 2018   405

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