With Edward Snowden giving a virtual address, and a programme packed with countless founders, BUIDLers and C-level cryptocurrency history-makers, this was an audience that came because it cares about the future of Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency’s global potential for disruption.
Cryptocurrency mining can only succeed if there is a community of miners and enthusiasts, so Bitmain was glad to participate in the Bitcoin2019 conference in San Francisco last week.
In the exhibition hall, the Antminer booth was packed with interested attendees who were looking to learn more about the Antminers currently on the market, and how to get started in cryptocurrency mining. Few things pique the interest of a bitcoin crowd like an imminent bull run.
Speaking to a buzzing audience on the Main Stage, Sharif Allayarov, the regional director of North Central South America, gave the audience a brief overview of Bitmain’s history, achievements, and Antminers.
With the background set, Sharif outlined the current state of Bitmain; clarifying the separate Bitmain brands, and each of their functions, before highlighting how they all fit within the blockchain industry, with a particular focus on service.
This offered an opportunity to provide insights into how Bitmain innovates and learns to best serve its customers, whilst also sharing how the company is growing at a pace it can maintain.
Building on from Bitmain’s service repair training module comes in a newly updated program: The Ant Training Academy (ATA).
Promoting longevity in cryptocurrency mining
As mining establishes itself as an industry, the bitcoin community has primarily taught itself how to fix Antminers and hacked together all sorts of genius solutions.
In honour of their perseverance, and in order to extend the productive life of Antminers, Bitmain is establishing an academy to share the insights and techniques that keep Antminers operating for as long as possible.
This is also part of a commitment to pursuing sustainable ways to mine cryptocurrency, and developing innovations that serve customers throughout the product’s lifetime – not just at the selling point.
A continued commitment to improve the cryptocurrency mining ecosystem
In Bitmain’s six years, a lot has been learnt about the cryptocurrency mining ecosystem, as the company has grown alongside the ecosystem. It fits with a dedication to decentralisation to share that knowledge, and use it to strengthen the industry as a whole.
Swayed by the speech, Sharif was approached by throngs of audience members afterwards, keen to take his contact details to establish and further expand relationships to improve the cryptocurrency mining roadmap.
The rising price of bitcoin has served to further fuel interest in hobbyist and aspiring enterprise miners alike, with questions ranging from the practicalities of which products best suit their needs, through to managing power efficiency and the best methods of maintenance.
It seems only apt that the cradle of technology innovation on America’s West Coast became the stage for a global audience to hear about this Chinese company’s renewed vigour in supporting all of its customers, worldwide.