ETH is to Blame for GPU Shortage, Nvidia CEO Says

 It’s a real challenge keeping [graphic cards] in the marketplace for games, Jen-Hsun Huang said
28 March 2018   873

The shortage of Nvidia equipment on the market is caused by the popularity of the company's video cards among the Ethereum cryptocurrency miners. Nvidia CEO Huang Jenxun announced this at the GPU Technology Conference, TehCrunch reports.

The head of the company explained that maintenance of miners is not among the priorities of the company.

[Cryptocurrency] is not our business. Gaming is growing and workstation is growing because of ray tracing.
 

Jen-Hsun Huang
CEO, Nvidia

Huang also noted that Nvidia's business for the production of high-performance devices is growing, but he doesn't want all of them to accumulate in the hands of the miners.

We’re sold out of many of our high-end SKUs, and so it’s a real challenge keeping [graphic cards] in the marketplace for games. At the highest level the way to think about that is because of the philosophy of cryptocurrency — which is really about taking advantage of distributed high-performance computing   — there are supercomputers in the hands of almost everybody in the world so that no singular force or entity that can control the currency.
 

Jen-Hsun Huang
CEO, Nvidia

What does Nvidia intend to take to solve this problem?

We have to build a whole lot more. The video supply chain is working really hard, and you know all of our partners are working around the clock. We’ve got to come closer to the demand of the market. And right now, we’re not anywhere near close to that and so we’re just going to have to keep running
 

Jen-Hsun Huang
CEO​​​​​​​, Nvidia

Earlier it became known that Nvidia is trying to limit the sale of its video cards to the cryptocurrency miners.

Bitmain to File IPO Application

The application was sent to Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX)
27 September 2018   429

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