Bitmain technologies Limited is a multi-national Chinese IC semiconductor company headquartered in Beijing, China company founded in the first quarter of 2013, which specializes in research, development and sales for custom mining chips and miners. We aim to quickly deliver innovative and competitive custom hardware solutions to help the community.
Bitmain is able to provide the most power effective Bitcoin mining solution on today’s market. They are a leading producer and designer of ASIC chips which are used for bitcoin mining and Artificial Intelligence.
In addition to ASIC chip development, the company is the world's largest producer of specialist hardware built for cryptocurrency mining, which they sell to consumers under the "AntMiner" brand and operates Antpool, historically one of the largest bitcoin mining pools.
Bitmain is headquartered in Beijing, but has subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Chengdu.
Bitmain was founded by Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan in 2013. Prior to founding Bitmain, Wu was a financial analyst and private equity fund manager and Zhan was running DivaIP, a startup that allowed users to stream television to a computer screen via a set-top box. They originally met while Zhan was trying to raise money for the startup, however after discovering Bitcoin and becoming the first person to translate Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin white paper into Chinese. He approached Zhan for help in developing a new ASIC chip capable of mining bitcoin, at which point Bitmain was founded.
Bitmain is a team of technologists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and Bitcoin enthusiasts. Our core members have years of ASIC development experience, and have designed and mass produced several digital signal processing ICs.
They reject some business practice in the community, which is intended to distribute the risk and benefit asymmetrically. We are here to change it: we will not accept pre-order forever before we feel logically 100% sure that we can deliver on time. There will be no unexpected waiting and failed/delayed taping-out or any other kinds of delaying risks for our customers.
On or around March 12th, 2015, Bitmain became the victim of a DDoS attack. The attackers demanded 10 BTC to be paid. Bitmain instead put the 10 BTC toward a bounty on the attacking individual(s).
In part due to the DDoS attack, Bitmain posted additional customer service contact details
Though synonymous with bitcoin mining, in 2017 Wu explained that the company was diversifying their chip development to include processors that focused on deep learning and in November 2017 launched a range of new AI focused products including the BM1680 Tensor computing processor, the TC1 deep learning accelerator card, and the SS1 IVA Server, a server system for intelligent video and image analysis.
The list of products produced by the company, looks quite solid, and cover all in one article is unrealistic, and not necessary. You can always find in the network a detailed description of a device, and we just want to acquaint you with this manufacturer.
Therefore, let's present you a short introductory review of the most popular bitmine Products in the current year and start with the device ASIC Antminer S9/T9.Today it is, perhaps, one of the most productive asiks for extraction of a whisk. And if we do this "arduous" case, with the help of this unit.
So, Antminer S9. As for the appearance, everything is standard and traditional – the shape of the body is elongated, rectangular, the device is made of aluminum. On the panels (front and rear) placed coolers. Upstairs there is a network card (controller) connector for the SD card interface, Ethernet and a couple of indicators.
Under the outer shell are parallel processor boards with chips VM1387, which are made in accordance with the latest technology. Such boards inside the device 3. Software brand, manufacturer, very comfortable, which makes the setting and checking of the asik thing. In this model, the Chinese have surpassed themselves, increasing the energy efficiency of the chip by 2.5 times, and the hashing speed by 2.75 times to 13 Thash/s (formerly 4.7 Thash/s). The last figure was raised, increasing the power of the miner.
See Also on BitcoinWiki
- Bitmain Official Website
- Bitmain on wikipedia
- Bitmain Facebook
- Bitmain on Linkedin
- Latest News on Bitmain – Cointelegraph
- Hashrate Distribution
- China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence
- Wu Jihan: The Mysterious Man Behind Bitcoin Blockchain Split - Lend Academy