Sequoia Capital May Invest $400 in Bitmain

The financing was made in preparation for Bitmain to launch the IPO, after which the company's investment valuation rose to $ 12 billion
12 June 2018   362

Leading manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain Technologies received $ 400 million from the Chinese division of venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. This is reported by China Money Network.

According to the publication, the financing was made in preparation for Bitmain to launch the IPO, after which the company's investment valuation rose to $ 12 billion.

Also, the publication confirms the intention of the company to conduct an IPO in Hong Kong. It is expected that Bitmain will enter the stock market in September, and before the end of 2018 the company's capitalization will grow to levels between $ 30 billion - $ 40 billion.

There have been no official comments from Bitmain at the moment.

Bitmain Technologies Ltd was founded in 2013 and is the largest producer of equipment for mining using ASIC technology. It also plans to expand its operations to artificial intelligence market.

In June, the co-founder of the company, Cihan Wu, confirmed that Hong Kong, or some other foreign market, where shares are traded in US dollars, is considered for an IPO. Then he named Sequoia Capital and IDG Capital among potential investors

Chinese Hackers Mined $800k Worth Siacoin Hiddenly

According to the police, hackers in collusion with serving companies hacked 100,000 computers in Internet cafes in 30 Chinese cities
19 June 2018   119

In China, 16 people were arrested who earned $ 800,000 on the illegal mining of Siacoin cryptocurrency in the Internet cafes in dozens of Chinese cities, CoinDesk reports.

According to the police of Chinese Ruian (Zhejiang Province), hackers in collusion with serving companies hacked 100,000 computers in Internet cafes in 30 Chinese cities . Their income was 5 million yuan ($ 800,000).

Hackers used a malicious program that used the computing resources of infected devices to extract Siacoin crypto currency. Malicious software was sold to employees of computer maintenance companies who could download it to a PC in an Internet cafe during scheduled checks.

Suspicions arose in July 2017, when employees of Internet cafes in Ruyan noticed that their computers began to work very slowly. The CPU performance dropped by 70% even after the reboot.

Around the same time, the price of Siacoin according to CoinMarketCap grew by 400% from $ 0.002 in May to more than $ 0.01 in July. Accounts for utility services of Internet cafe Ruiana during this period also significantly increased. This caused their owners to contact the police.

Most Internet cafes in Ruian were served by one company. Its executive director was arrested in August last year, and disclosed information about hackers.