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June 15, 2018, 07:11:14 AM

Sequoia Capital China is said to have led a US$400 million pre-IPO round in Beijing-based Bitcoin miner and mining chip designer Bitmain Technologies Ltd., valuing the firm at US$12 billion, according to Chinese local media reports citing insiders.

Bitmain refused to comment on the matter. Sequoia Capital China did not immediately respond to China Money Network’s email seeking comment.

The report also said that Bitmain plans to apply for an initial public offering in Hong Kong in September and expects to go public with market capitalization between US$30 billion to US$40 billion by the end of this year.
Founded in 2013, Bitmain develops and sells Bitcoin mining machines using its application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip technology. It has offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Qingdao, Chengdu, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Jihan Wu, Bitmain’s co-founder said in an interview with Chinese media that his company will expand Bitcoin mining machines in the next few years to maintain its competitive edge. The company will also release artificial intelligent chips.

Bitmain’s planned IPO follows China’s second largest Bitcoin mining machine manufacturer Canaan Inc’s IPO in Hong Kong in May. Canaan experienced a 28-times growth in revenues and 43-times growth in gross profit in the two years between 2015 to 2017 as Bitcoin mining reached its peak.

Slow news day.

Earlier this year nvidia forecast reduced GPU market demand. Possibly this is caused by china "cracking down" on miners, who are then dumping their hardware on markets driving reduced demand. I'm not certain this article could be considered a stark contrast to that or to what extent Bitmain is likely to include those numbers in its IPO pitch.

Their expected "US$30 billion to US$40 billion expected market cap" could serve as yet another indicator that bitcoin and blockchain are hitting prime time via becoming established and legitimized.

Not long ago the UFC sold for "$4 billion". People thought that was a lot of money. Now here comes bitmain -- a bitcoin associated company most have never heard of who could eclipse the UFC's by a factor of around 10. This should mark times for crypto enthusiasts if it weren't for our unusual bear market, which could in itself be a result of market manipulation by the media and whoever else

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June 15, 2018, 07:43:03 AM

Perhaps Bitmain's venturing into some other front of their business with the IPO in mind, possibly into logistics or other tech-related stuff they can get their hands on. This is also a good thing considering that a relatively unknown company for others overshadow some of the most ambitious and glitzy companies out there, giving yet another boom in the hype and curiosity from the masses. If anything, this IPO would be sensationalized, making Bitmain appear into magazines and headlines being the company that we never really heard of until lately, with a market capitalization that tops off the charts. Never really liked Bitmain or Wu, but this might be the news we needed for the past months.

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