TL;DR: The second-annual World Digital Mining Summit (WDMS) is to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, 8-10 October 2019. This year it will feature Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu as keynote, and includes co-founder Micree Zhan, Zhuoer Jiang (BTC.TOP CEO), Haipo Yang (CEO of ViaBTC & CoinEx), among other mining leaders at a critical time for the industry.
Bitmain Co-Founder Jihan Wu to Keynote World Digital Mining Summit
It’s safe to write the state of cryptocurrency mining under its current rubric is a giant debate among enthusiasts, developers, and investors. Projects are scrambling to deal with reward halvings, hash rates, governance issues, consensus mechanisms, not to mention hardware upgrades and the looming specter of electricity costs and environmental impacts.
Maybe there isn’t a better way to get a sense of what’s happening within mining than through Bitmain, the leader in cryptocurrency mining technology and a top-ten fabless chipmaker. The company is now 6 years old, ancient by industry standards, and has grown to include projects involving cryptocurrency, blockchain, and even artificial intelligence (AI). It also, of course, operates the largest cryptocurrency mining pools worldwide such as Antpool.com and BTC.com. Those looking for industry insight will undoubtedly gather at Bitmain’s 2019 WDMS, slated for early October in Frankfurt, Germany. There, the company promises to also release its first Big Data Analysis Report of Global Mining Farms.
“The report will provide in-depth analysis and insights on the cryptocurrency mining industry,” Bitmain explained in a press release, “covering mining farms, to global electricity costs, site selection of mining farms and construction expenses – to help decision-makers have a more complete and comprehensive understanding of the market opportunities, risks and hurdles.”
Agenda topics over the two-day conference have titles like Decentralized Digital Mining, Mining and Power Generation, Higher Efficiency of Mining Operations, New Trends in Digital Mining, Innovating in Mining – New Revenue Streams, Development of Miner Firmware, Modular Design and Construction of Data Center, and include panels on Bitcoin Block Reward Halving and Traditional Finance and Crypto Finance Ecosystem. It’s also a chance to hear directly from co-founder Jihan Wu and more than two dozen mining leaders. Wu in particular continues to be a much sought-out voice for the mining industry, and his opinions have been known to move markets.
DISCLOSURE: The author holds cryptocurrency as part of his financial portfolio, including BCH.
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