Jihan Wu Regains Upper Hand in Bitmain Co-Founder Fight

Jihan Wu Regains Upper Hand in Bitmain Co-Founder Fight


In a new twist of Bitmain’s ongoing power fight, co-founder Jihan Wu has regained the legal representative status of the bitcoin mining giant.

China’s business registration record update on Sept. 14 shows Wu has again become the legal representative and executive director of Beijing Bitmain Technology, the operating entity of Bitmain.

Subsequently, Micree Zhan, the rival co-founder who was ousted last October by Wu but regained control earlier this year, is no longer the legal representative and executive director but remains to be a general manager of the firm.

The role of a company’s legal representative in China has broad powers to act on a firm’s behalf and usually also holds the company’s official seal, a crucial element for signing a company’s decision into effect.

In an announcement published on Sept. 15 via the WeChat account of Bitmain’s AntMiner brand, Wu reaffirmed the status update and said the company’s respect for Zhan “remains unchanged.”

The update suggests Bitmain’s internal power fight may have come to a short-term end although the two sides’ lawsuit in the Cayman Islands – where Bitmain’s parent holding entity resides – is pending for a final judgement.

Wu added in the announcement that Bitmain’s management now aims to work out sustainable solutions

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