Bitmain stated that the entity associated to Lei Jun in the Paradise Papers is not an investor.
Lei Jun collected a $6 Billion fortune by making trendy, affordable smartphones under the name of Xiaomi brand. He is currently one of the China’s richest men, and is time and again regarded China’s response to Steve Jobs, for his stress on plan and the wild accomplishment of Xiaomi smartphone handsets in the most crowded market.
It turns out that he might be adding to his affluence via the profitable world of Bitcoin removal, during a connection to the world’s major producer of Bitcoin-mining tools, Beijing-based Bitmain. An association among Bitmain and Lei Jun is interesting as the tech billionaire has by no means publicly uttered an interest in crypto-currencies. If Lei is associated to Bitmain, it should be the help of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk or enlightening a stake in a Bitcoin firm; bestowing the most important stamp of authority for crypto-currencies.
Bitmain has all the time maintained that it is completely self-funded, first and foremost through co-founder known as Jihan Wu’s (untimely Bitcoin holdings), has only lately raised outside investments from IDG and blue-chip VCs Sequoia. The nature of Lei Jun’s association to Bitmain isn’t completely clear. Based on a database of information and facts from the Paradise Papers disclose retained by the (ICIJ), International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 2 entities that Lei Jun completely controls are associated to a firm known as Beijing Changtong Wuxian Company.
Beijing Changtong is in turn associated to 4 entities completely controlled by Bitmain’s co-founders, Wu and Micree Zhan. Bitmain declares to have produced about 75% of the world’s Bitcoin withdrawal rigs. A Bitcoin miner consigns enormous computational possessions and utilizes huge quantity of electricity to undo some of the $22 Million (more or less, completely depending on the value of Bitcoin) that the Bitcoin system dispenses every day to all the miners. The Bitcoin association is anticipated to use as much electrical energy as compared to any small country every year. Oman is the adjoining comparable right now.