SoftBank to Deny Deal With Bitmain

It is noteworthy that Tencent has not yet commented on the situation
20 August 2018   1677

The Japanese media corporation SoftBank came out with an official refutation of its participation in the investment deal with the largest manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain. This is reported by Cointelegraph.

Information on the participation of Tencent and SoftBank in the financing of Bitmain appeared at the beginning of the month. Then it was reported that Tencent and SoftBank invested $ 1 billion.

Neither the SoftBank Group Corp. nor the SoftBank Vision Fund were in any way involved in the deal.
 

Kenichi Yuasa

Corporate Communication Office, SoftBank Group Corp.

It is noteworthy that Tencent has not yet commented on the situation.

According to the chief strategic director of Blockstream Samson Moe, Bitmain is increasing the pace of financing due to unsatisfactory financial results of the second quarter. He estimates the company's losses at $ 600-700 million.

Bitmain plans to leave on IPO already in September. Estimates of the volume of future investments vary from $ 3 billion to $ 18 billion.

Media to Report on Canaan's IPO Date

According to a survey of institutional investors, the company's valuation is in the range of $ 2-3B
12 November 2019   96

Canaan Creative, a Chinese manufacturer of bitcoin mining equipment, will conduct an initial public offering on the leading NASDAQ stock exchange on November 20. This is reported by The Block, citing its own sources.

Bitmain rival filed an IPO on October 28 and expects to raise $ 400 million. Underwriters are Citi Group, Credit Suisse, Galaxy Digital and four other companies.

At the same time, it remains unknown at what price the company intends to place its shares.

Rumors that Canaan is considering an IPO in the United States appeared at the beginning of the year. This is the third attempt by the company to conduct an initial public offering - earlier Canaan unsuccessfully tried to conduct an IPO in Hong Kong and mainland China.

According to the submitted documents, last year the net profit of the manufacturer of miners Avalon amounted to $ 8.3 million with revenue of $ 394 million. However, in the second half of 2018, Canaan lost $ 16.7 million amid falling bitcoin prices.

According to a survey of institutional investors, the company's valuation is in the range of $ 2-3 billion.