Global GPU Shortage Leads Miners to Asia

The global shortage of GPUs leads to a hike in the prices and shift of miners to Hong Kong and Singapore for cheaper rigs  
21 February 2018   863

The boom in crypto mining and rise in bitcoin price led to the shortage of GPUs globally. That is why miners headed to Hong Kong and Singapore for cheaper rigs.
Graphics cards are an efficient way to mine cryptocurrencies. As a result, the price of these GPUs is scaling through the ceiling. A good card can make good profits over a year.

According to the retailers, during the crypto market correction, there has been a dip in the demand for cards. But now as the bitcoin prices are rising, it has been speculated that the GPU depends will surpass that of last year.

Retailers are trying to take advantage of this situation, by speculation of the prices. For example, the market players like Amazon will try to profit from the current scenario.
Miners are coming to Asia to purchase mining hardware.

Sim Lim Square in Singapore and Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong are packed with people for these rigs. The primary reason for Hong Kong being a hot place for these purchases is that there is no sales tax here. Moreover, the place is closer to the component manufacturers of China.

It’s 30-50 percent cheaper to buy equipment related to crypto-mining in Hong Kong than in Europe.

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Mining Firms to Make Chinese Unicorn List for First Time

"Unicorns" are private companies valued at over $1 000 000 000
19 July 2018   102

The Shanghai Hurun Research Institute has published a list of unicorn companies in Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), which for the first time included representatives of the cryptocurrency industry. Thus, the list of major figure-makers in the list of major equipment Bitmain, Canaan Creative and Ebang. This is reported by Coindesk.

It is noteworthy that Bitmain took the 13th place with a capitalization of 70 billion yuan ($ 10.4 billion). Canaan was awarded with 32nd place with a capitalization of $ 3 billion, and Ebang closed the trio on 53rd place with a value of $ 1.5 billion.

Note that the media has already reported that all three companies intend to hold an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX).

In May, the relevant application was filed by Canaan, and in July, followed by Ebang Communication. Jihan Wu previously stated that his company also considers the jurisdiction of Hong Kong, and potential investors may be Sequoia Capital and IDG Capital.