Bitmain suddenly released 90 thousand ASIC miners Antminer S9. What’s the rush?

Right before hardforum Cash Bitcoin Bitmain hastily produced about 90 thousand Usikov Antminer S9 for the supply of equipment to the Chinese region of Xinjiang. According to local news outlets DeepChain, the Chinese company is going to win in the “war of computer facilities” by relocating their Usikov local mining farms in Xinjiang.

Recall that this region of China is very rich in coal. And so the local energy company have a good surplus of cheap electricity which is so necessary to miners.

Bitmain changes the strategy

One of the owners of the local cryptoform Yu Hao told reporters that Bitmain has established contacts “with almost all” miners in this area. The company wants to give them in possession of 90 thousand Antminer S9.

In AntPool (pool Bitmine) stated that each mining farm to host more than 5,000 Asimov. However, only a few major major miners unable to meet the demands of Bitmain.

According to reports from an anonymous source “familiar with the essence of the case”, Bitmain has sent almost half of its staff from the marketing Department in Xinjiang.

We will remind, on the eve of hard forks of Bitcoin Cash among the developers Aldona lit up the differences. Regardless of the outcome of the procedure Bitmain will support client-side Bitcoin ABC. In this situation, the opponent stands Bitmain team nChain headed “fake Satoshi Nakamoto” Craig Wright.

According to Cointelegraph, Wright and his colleagues support the paradigm of Bitcoin SV. However, at the moment almost all the major mining pools, including, AntPool, ViaBTC and announced support for Bitcoin ABC.

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It is noteworthy that the distribution of Asimov S9 occurred almost immediately after the release of the Antminer S15 and T15. It is possible that a significant role in the events and plays better financial position Bitmain. Earlier, the company owed more than 300 million, its main supplier of microchips, TSMC.


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