Archive | Jihan Wu

Bitmain Made $1B in Q1 Profit, Valued at $14B

The crypto mining business has become a multi-billion dollar industry, and one company has had the lion’s share. Bitmain Technologies has dominated the mining hardware manufacturing industry, and according to a new report, the firm is now valued at over $14 billion. The report further revealed that the Beijing-based firm had made $1 billion in […]

Bitcoin Dominates Fortune’s Most Impressive, Young Superstars List

“For the first time ever,” Fortune magazine announced, it “has assembled a supplementary honor roll of the most impressive, young superstars who are transforming business at the leading edge of finance and technology.” They’ve selected forty representatives from all over fintech, and each is under forty years old. Among them are many cryptosphere leaders finally […]

Peter Thiel and Bitmain Invest in Block.one to Support EOS Ecosystem

Developers of EOS, Block.one, have received a further round of investment from backers including Peter Thiel, Bitmain, Louis Bacon, and Alan Howard. This follows recent support by Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital and new hiring appointments to the Block.one team. Peter Thiel Makes Block.one Investment Peter Thiel was the founder of Paypal and one of the… […]

The Anonymous Bitcoin.org Owner Accuses BTC Mining Pools of Centralization

There’s been a lot of controversy over the past few weeks stemming from the anonymous Twitter handle and co-owner of Bitcoin.org, ‘Cobra Bitcoin.’ The well-known BTC community member has been at the forefront of contentious subjects for many years now, and this week Cobra is claiming that one man has control of more than 51 […]

Crypto Mining Company Responds to Android Malware Outbreaks

A mining equipment company CEO has responded to issues raised by mining malware hacks infiltrating Amazon Fire software and Android devices saying that it is not representative of the industry. Talking to NewsBTC, he also said that more crypto mining companies are likely to get listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). ‘It Gives Crypto… […]

Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain’s CEO Is Considering an IPO

Jihan Wu runs Bitmain Technologies Ltd., the world’s largest producer of custom cryptocurrency mining chips. Financially speaking not much is known about the Chinese company, though Wu has hinted at the possibility of holding an initial public offering (IPO), which would force Bitmain to reveal more. What an IPO Would Mean for Bitmain Given the uncertainty… […]

How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 4 of 4

The following opinion piece on Bitcoin Cash was written by Jonald Fyookball We’ve already discussed 3 reasons why the bitcoin project was subverted: lack of education, lack of clarity, and centralized development. Today I will proffer two more: censorship and propaganda were allowed to run rampant; miners didn’t understand their power and responsibility. Last Friday, Coingeek.com held a […]

BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block Rewards

On May 19 a group of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) miners met after the Coingeek Conference in Hong Kong to discuss a new proposal which would fund BCH development and professional programmers who work on the protocol. The funding would stem from a portion of the miners block reward, and attendees discussed donating between 1-5 percent […]

From ‘Attack’ to ‘Optimization’ — Slush Pool Reveals ASIC Boost Compatibility

Back in the spring of 2017, the discussion of a technology called ‘ASIC Boost’ was a very hot debate amongst bitcoin proponents. Bitcoin core (BTC) supporters were extremely upset with the firm Bitmain Technologies and its owner Jihan Wu for allegedly using ASIC Boost covertly, even though the company denied it. Now according to reports […]

The Curious Case of ‘Cobra Bitcoin’: The Peculiar Anon with a Lot of Power

The controversial owner of the web portal Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk, an anon named ‘Cobra Bitcoin’, has been a popular subject within the cryptocurrency community lately. It’s strange that a person who nobody really knows has so much control within the BTC community, and lately his messages have been very cryptic, even making some believe his […]

Bitcoin.org Owner Asks the Community to Change Bitcoin’s Central PoW Algorithm

This week the owner of the web portal Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk, a pseudonym called Cobra wrote an open letter to the bitcoin community asking them to think about changing the Bitcoin core network’s Proof-of-Work algorithm. Also read: Ross Ulbricht Denied Post-Conviction Relief Extension Bitcoin.org Owner ‘Cobra’ Says Bitcoin Mining Is Controlled By One Man and His […]