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What Does the Chinese Community Think of Bitcoin Cash(BCC)?

Jul 24, 2017


Update: It seems inaccurate to call BCC futures as users already exchange it for cash on ViaBTC, so I will stop trying to define it. As the hard fork risks are getting lower when BIP91 gets locked in, ViaBTC abruptly announced on July 22 to support Bitcoin Cash(BCC), a “...

Bitmain Debunks Antbleed Bitcoin Miners Claim, Apologizes For Bug

Apr 28, 2017

Olusegun Ogundeji

An apology has been tendered by the world's top Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer as it refutes claims it can remotely shut down its Antminer series of miners owing to a new feature in their firmware. China-based Bitmain on Thursday April 27 released a statement to say that the Antbleed ...

ViaBTC Raises ¥20 Million in Series-A for New Exchange Business

Apr 7, 2017


ViaBTC, the world’s TOP5 Bitcoin mining pool, announced that it has closed series A funding of 20 million CNY. The investment was led by Bitmain, a leading manufacturer of bitcoin mining hardware and saw participation of private investors “who are not ready to reveal themselves now.”...

Bitmain says price hike increased interest in mining

Jan 10, 2017

Olusegun Ogundeji

The recent spike in the price of Bitcoin increased interest in Bitcoin mining which seems to have dwindled after the block reward halving in July. According to the International Marketing Manager at Bitmain, Nishant Sharma, Bitcoin mining has continued unaffected by the block halving ...

Bitmain Announces the AntMiner R4, ‘Bringing Mining Back Home’

Aug 26, 2016


Bitmain is taking a new approach to getting more people involved in bitcoin mining. Bitmain is introducing the AntMiner R4, and their new PSU: the APW5. According to the company, both products are made with a broader range of users in mind, both utilizing new cooling systems to improve h...

How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin’s Civil War

Jul 29, 2016


A delegation of American executives flew to Beijing in April for a secret meeting just blocks from Tiananmen Square. They had come to court the new kingmakers in one of the strangest experiments in money the world has seen: the virtual currency known as Bitcoin. Against long odds, and de...

Bitmain AntMiner S9 First 16nm ASIC to Market Miner

Jul 16, 2016


Bitmain has long led the industry not only in ASIC development but also in making sure they are available to more than just a few big customers. The other hallmark of Bitmain is they announce a new miner only when they are nearly ready to ship. No pre-ordering and long waits. The AntMiner...

Bitmain’s Antminer S9 Announced at 14 th/s Using 16nm ASICs

May 31, 2016


Bitmain has just released the specifications and a rough shipping time frame of the long-awaited Antminer S9 using the new 16nm process for the ASIC. The new S9 uses 189 chips to achieve this speed across 3 boards. Power consumption has been dropped to 0.1 J/GH for a power pull o...