Canaan Creative, one of the biggest manufacturers of bitcoin mining chips and devices, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX).
Filed on May 15, the firm’s application is still in draft form and pending approval from the HKEX, so it remains unknown at this stage how much the China-based company is valued at and what figure it intends to raise.
However, a report from Bloomberg suggests that the firm aims to raise $1 billion, which, if true and ultimately successful, would make it the largest ever IPO in the cryptocurrency industry.
Meanwhile, the document also offers a glimpse into the firm’s financial health. According to a financial statement included as part of the IPO filing, Canaan raised 1.3 billion yuan ($204 million) in revenue in 2017 alone, marking 3,000 percent year-on-year growth compared with 2016.