Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:05 PM
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ASIC chip manufacturer Canaan Creative is closing the gap between itself and industry leader Bitmain after a massive infusion of capital.In its latest funding round, the Chinese mining company has raised several hundred millions of dollars, Chinese publication Securities Times reports. Dubbing Canaan Creative as the second-largest mining firm in the world, the publication notes that the funding has raised the company’s overall valuation to $1 billion.This influx of capital comes after an explosive period of growth for the industry’s second-largest mining manufacturer. According to Securities Times, the company sold 9,727 units in 2015, a number that would grow thirtyfold to 295,000 in 2017. Its 2015 sales generated some $7.1 million in revenue and $2.25 million in net profit. By 2017, its sales would rake in $193 million in revenue and $53.8 million in net profit.These numbers, which surfaced from a Canaan Creative IPO prospectus that failed to substantiate into an actual sale after the application expired, show that the company’s position is encroaching on Bitmain’s territory.As detailed by financial disclosures Bitmain made to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in preparation for its own IPO, the company took in $82 million in profit in 2017. However, CoinDesk reports that in an updated IPO prospectus, the firm posted roughly $500 million in losses for Q3 of 2018, endangering its prospects for a successful public offering.The be...