Jihan Wu, co-founder and CEO of Chinese mining giant Bitmain, believes the next Bitcoin (BTC) block reward halving may not lead to a bull market, but the coin’s price will grow in the long term.

According to Chinese industry news outlet 8BTC’s report published on Oct. 11, Wu made his remarks during the World Digital Mining Summit held in Frankfurt. 

Bulls may be late this time

Per the report, Wu explained that the crypto market moves in cycles and this time the next bullish phase may not start after the halving. He is also confident that in a long-term perspective crypto enthusiasts should invest in mining hardware, adding:

“There are many uncertainties, but now is a good time to invest in crypto mining. If I were a miner, I would not stop mining but continuing to invest in mining equipment. We are currently in a short-term correction of price. Having a long-term perspective is significant. If bitcoin’s price remains unchanged after halving, the efficiency of existing equipment must be improved to balance efficiency and computing power.”

Long-term perspective

Wu also promised that the company’s five nanometer mining application-specific integrated circuits will enter mass production in early 2020 while three nanometer chips are already in production. Furthermore, he stated that the firm has set up repair centers which are expected to reduce repair time to three days by the end of 2019.

Wu also confirmed that Bitmain will launch the World Digital Mining Map, a service which will connect mining hardware owners with mining farm owners, and the Ant Training Academy — its mining training service.

As Cointelegraph reported on Oct. 9, Bitmain announced two new series 17 Bitcoin mining machines.

Cryptos feed

Latest Crypto News


Latest Crypto News & Analysis

Editors’ Picks

Only one resistance barrier ahead of Ethereum price may prevent it from surging to $1,000

Ethereum has experienced a significant rally in the past several weeks thanks to the upcoming Eth2 update. On top of that, Visa has just recently announced the support of USDC payments, which will work on the Ethereum network. 

More Ethereum News

Yearn.Finance price looks unstoppable as network continues growing and bulls target $32,000

YFI is currently trading at $29,500 and only faces one significant resistance at $29,890 before a potential massive breakout. The network's growth indicates that investors are highly interested in the digital asset which is on the verge of a breakout.

More Yearn.Finance News

Ripple Price Prediction: XRP could rise about 60% if the critical support level holds

Ripple's XRP has been losing ground since Tuesday. The third-largest coin with the current market capitalization of $28 billion hit the recent recovery tip at $0.68 and retreated to $0.62 by the time of writing. 

More Ripple News

VISA opens the Ethereum network to more than 60 million merchants as it integrates USDC

Visa looking to issue a USDC Credit Card after adding Circle Internet Financial, the developers of USDC to its Fast Track Program. Visa will not custody any USDC but will be working with Circle to enable customers to send and receive USDC payments.

More Cryptocurrencies News

BEST CRYPTO BROKERS/EXCHANGES




Gold Weekly Forecast: XAU/USD tumbles to multi-month lows on risk flows, technical selloff

Bitcoin has lived through a roller-coaster week. The pioneer digital currency hit another multi-year high of $19,500 and got really close to the all-time high on Wednesday. 

Read the weekly forecast

BTC

ETH

XRP