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Bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Canaan posted net loss, CEO cites Covid-19 and BTC halving 

Canaan Inc, a leading Chinese Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer published its unaudited second quarter (2020) financial results. As per the report, the company’s gross profit increased year over year and quarter over quarter, but Canaan still suffered a net loss.  However, the firm’s gross margin expanded significantly last year as well as in the first quarter of 2020. Further, the total computing power sold through Canaan’s Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) processors was 2.6 million Thash/s. This indicated an increase of approximately 198.5% in the first quarter of 2020 from 0.9 million THash/s, but it also represented an 18.2% decrease…

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Chinese Bitcoin Miners Develop Strong Relationships and Crypto Mining Facilities in Iran

During the last few months, crypto proponents have focused their attention on Iran. The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani initiated a new mining strategy last May, and the government-licensed 14 bitcoin mining farms in July. According to the Chinese mining operation Lubian, it claims to operate one of these regulated bitcoin mining farms in the oil-rich nation. The Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index or “Bitcoin Mining Map” attempts to visualize the geographic distribution of global Bitcoin hashrate. Iran is the sixth most powerful country in terms of global hashrate. Of course, China consumes a vast amount of the global hashrate and…

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