Bitcoin ASIC Miner Manufacturing Domination: Bitmain and Microbt Battle for Top Positions

On June 16, 2020, Bitmex researchers published a report that noted bitcoin mining rig manufacturers have consolidated a great deal and in the future, Bitmex researchers predict that “only 2 to 3 players will survive into the longer term.” There’s still a number of SHA256 mining rig manufacturers today, and regional reports claim that the manufacturer Ebang expects to be listed on Nasdaq this week.

At the time of writing, there are at least 8-10 reputable mining rig manufacturers including Innosilicon, Strongu, Bitfury, and Pantech. However, the top dog mining rig manufacturers worldwide include the Chinese companies Bitmain, Microbt, Ebang, and Canaan. These four firms dominate the globe’s market share of SHA256 miners, as most mining operations leverage machines made by these companies.

Last year, the mining rig creators Canaan had an initial public offering and the company’s shares are now listed on Nasdaq. Ebang seems to be next in line to go IPO, and rumors stemming from regional reporters claim that Ebang will allegedly be listed on Nasdaq on June 26.

Despite the fact that Canaan and Ebang are U.S. IPO participants, Bitmain and Microbt dominate most of the mining rig market shares. The Bitmex researchers report called the “Battle For ASIC Supremacy,” shows that in 2017, 2018, and 2019 Bitmain controlled a majority of ASIC mining rig sales. Canaan in 2017 and 2018 came in a distant second, followed by Microbt and Ebang respectively.

The report notes that after assessing Microbt and Bitmain, Bitmex researchers have noticed Microbt is “gaining significant traction in the market, obtaining [a] share from Bitmain.” 2019 numbers show Microbt took the second place position, as far as market share is concerned, followed by Canaan and Ebang.

Unfortunately for Canaan, the IPO shares have lost over 70% since the IPO went public. Both Canaan and Ebang suffered serious net revenue losses as well in 2019, and both firms are under fire from class-action…

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