Bitmain has postponed imports of its Antminer bitcoin mining machines by 2 months, since the tussle involving co-founders, Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan Ketuan, for management of the provider intensifies.
Based on a post on Bitmain’s official Wechat report, the Beijing-based bitcoin miner manufacturer said clients whose orders have been due for delivery in June and July will need to wait till September and October.
The gear is normally arranged three months before delivery. That usually means the delayed imports may happen to be arranged around March, which makes this a pricey six-month wait for its influenced bitcoin miners.
Bitmain stated from the Thursday statement that the delay is a consequence of “external interference over the company’s management.” Jihan Wu’s faction is allegedly in charge of the business’s Wechat account.
The company is offering two choices to its clients as reimbursement for delays. First, clients can write to Bitmain asking that deliveries are fast-tracked. When they don’t get the gear after 60 days of submitting the petition, clients can request a refund.
The next choice entails cash vouchers equal to theoretical mining earnings between now and the actual shipping date. These coupons can be used to cover future orders. Both options can’t be solved together.
Wu and Micree Zhan are now engaged in a bitter battle for Bitmain’s control. The 2 co-founders conducted the business together for several decades, but Zhan was spat from the company by Wu past October in contentious conditions.
Back in June, a court in China ruled in favour of Zhan, letting him come back to power. Zhan, who possesses a 37% stake in the business, has assumed management of Bitmain’s Shenzhen-based surgeries.
But, the feud is apparently beginning to influence negatively on Bitmain’s surgeries. In July, a few 10,000 Antminers, worth roughly $10 million, were allegedly “stolen” by a mining center owned by the business in Inner Mongolia. Some reports state the gear was “illegally transferred”.
In the aftermath of the most recent operational hiccups, Thomas Heller, international business manager at bitcoin mining pool F2pool, advocated miners to change to machines managed by Bitmain’s rivals like Microbt and Canaan.
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