'Kodak Miner' Turned Out to be a Scam

KashMiner by Spotlite USA was promoted as Kodak branded bitcoin miner 
17 July 2018   650

The KashMiner bitcoin miner, exhibited at the Kodak stand during the CES technology show in Las Vegas, was in fact a product designed to mislead potential consumers and with a potentially unattainable potential return. This is reported by BBC.

Spotlite USA is licensed by Kodak's lighting division, which allows it to use the famous brand in its products. In January 2018 the company introduced its miner and announced that it intends to lease it. According to its business plan, potential users had to pay a commission before getting the device. It was expected that after depositing $ 3,400, the customer will receive a device that will allow him to easily cover expenses and receive revenue from bitcoin mining.

However the company did not have an official Kodak license to use the brand in the production of mining equipment and initially overstated the indicators of the potential profit of its device, refusing to take into account the growing complexity and costs of bitcoin mining. The advertising materials reported that KashMiner brings $ 375 a month, which, subject to a 2-year contract, would allow the client to receive $ 5,600 of profit after paying a commission. Experts from the industry of cryptocurrency call this offer a scam.

There is no way your magical Kodak miner will make the same $375 every month.

Saifedean Ammous


CEO Spotlite USA Halston Mikail previously reported that he plans to install hundreds of miners at the headquarters of Kodak. According to him, he already managed to place 80 miners there, but the Kodak spokesman denied this information.

While you saw units at CES from our licensee Spotlite, the KashMiner is not a Kodak brand licensed product. Units were not installed at our headquarters.

Kodak Spokesman

In a phone call with the BBC, Spotlite's Halston Mikail said the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had prevented the scheme from going ahead.

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.