Bitcoin mining manufacturer Canaan expands footprint in Kazakhstan

Bitcoin (BTC) mining {hardware} producer Canaan Inc is increasing its footprint in Kazakhstan after signing new strategic partnerships with a number of crypto mining corporations within the nation. 

The Nasdaq-listed firm introduced Tuesday that it had deployed 10,300 AvalonMiner items in Kazakhstan as of Dec. 31, 2021, finalizing section considered one of its deployment within the central Asian nation. Canaan is partnering with native corporations as a part of its enterprise enlargement plans exterior of China. Nonetheless, the corporate declined to listing any of its native companions.

Though Canaan is predicated in Hangzhou, China, the corporate is eyeing enlargement exterior of its house nation following Beijing’s wholesale crackdown on crypto mining in 2021. Zhang Nangeng, Canaan’s CEO, spoke out in opposition to the mining ban throughout an earnings name in July, telling traders that crypto miners make higher use of stranded electrical energy, and contribute positively to employment and the native economic system.

With China snuffing out the crypto mining trade, neighboring Kazakhstan has rushed to fill the void, providing displaced miners low cost and plentiful coal. By June 2021, the world’s fifth-largest mining pool had arrange store in Kazakhstan. The next month, Kazakhstan accounted for practically a fifth of the world’s Bitcoin mining output.

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China’s ban on Bitcoin mining resulted in a pointy drop in community hash price, however that has shortly reversed after displaced miners established new bases of operations. Following a six-month restoration, the Bitcoin community’s hash price reached a brand new all-time excessive on Jan. 2.

As for Canaan, the corporate recorded stellar progress in 2021, with internet revenues hitting post-IPO highs. The corporate’s internet revenues totaled $204.5 million within the third quarter, up 708.2% over the identical interval a yr earlier, in line with unaudited monetary outcomes that had been posted in November.