The mining giant has yet to confirm the news officially, which appeared in a Chinese finance newspaper.
Canaan, which has not officially confirmed the report, is rumored to have raised an unspecified sum from as yet unknown backers.
The size of the investment, according to the Times, which cites “informed sources,” lies in the hundreds of million of dollars, while the company’s worth is reportedly now in the billions of dollars.
“From the point of view of market capitalization, after the current round of financing, Canaan’s valuation is worth billions of dollars,” the publication added, likewise without naming specific figures.
The cash injection comes at a timely juncture for the cryptocurrency mining industry. As Cointelegraph reported in November, the market, led by fellow Chinese stalwart Bitmain, has suffered considerably as a result of the ongoing Bitcoin (BTC) bear market.
Both Bitmain and Canaan have so far attempted but failed to clinch an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, with reports subsequently revealing that Canaan could undergo the process in New York in Q2 2019.
Source: , CoinTelegraph
Articles listed with Cash Tech News as the author are either general information, or may have been imported from another website, to bring our readers a rich media experience that encompasses articles that we find interesting, as well as those curated by others.
The views and opinions expressed here are for informational purposes only, and should not be confused with professional financial advice. These opinions are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CashTechNews.com. Every investment and trade involves risk. You should conduct your own research, and contact your professional financial advisor before making any investment.
Corrections, feedback, and ideas should be submitted through the website contact form.