Bitmain rushes to deploy 90,000 miners ahead of the Bitcoin Cash hard fork

Bitmain, the crypto mining giant, is reportedly deploying 90,000 S9 Antminer machines to the western Chinese region of Xinjiang. According to reports, Bitmain is strategizing its role in the impending "Hash War" for bitcoin cash. Bitmain is requesting that local mining farms support over 5,000 Antminers for each farm. Bitmain is a major holder of bitcoin cash and is supporting the ABC implementation of the network. A split of the bitcoin cash network is potentially damaging to Bitmain's holdings. (Source: Cointelegraph)

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