Bitcoin Miner Bitmain Acquires Data Startup Blocktrail

Bitcoin Miner Bitmain Acquires Data Startup Blocktrail

Bitmain, the operator of one of the bitcoin network’s largest mining pools, has acquired a bitcoin data and analytics startup for an undisclosed amount. With the acquisition of Blocktrail, announced today, Bitmain will seek to bolster the services it offers at BTC.com, a block explorer and analytics service it launched last September. The acquisition is the latest in what has proved to be a year of consolidation for the industry, which has seen particular activity in the exchange sector. This year has so far seen the bitcoin mining chip manufacturer behind the Avalon chip series sold in....


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