Last week, Mikri Jean, co-founder of Bitmain, was suddenly fired from his position at the company. Now, according to Jean, he is going to sue the company.
In a letter published on WeChat Thursday, Jean said he was fired from the company without his consent, while he was on a business trip.
I never thought that as a person,the technology and products involved, I will also have to deal with lawyers. But I was embarrassed that as a co-founder of Bitmain, the largest shareholder and registered legal representative, I was suspended from my duties without my knowledge during a business trip, ”said Jean, adding:
Until then, I did not realize that these scenes ina TV show where you get a knife in the back from partners you previously trusted and the “brothers” you fought with together can really happen in real life.
Jean assured Bitmain employees and shareholders that he “will be back to the company soon” to achieve business goals.
Our goal was to gain 90% of the market share inBitcoin miners production! Our AI [artificial intelligence] business can achieve a breakthrough of about 100 million yuan [~ $ 14.25 million] of revenue in 2019 and can grow to 1 billion yuan [~ $ 143 million] in 2020, ”added Jean.
Recall last week, Cihan Wu, another Bitmain co-founder, sent an email to Bitmain employees saying that Jean was absent and that he took over his duties.