Cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have notified their customers orders are going to be delayed because of the controls the Chinese government has created to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Per a WeChat notice published by MicroBT, referencing a decision made by the Guangdong provincial government to extend the Chinese New Year holiday, the “production, delivery, after-sales service, and send and receive documents and other arrangements” would be delayed.
Artem Eremin, product manager of ASIC retailer 3Logic, spoke to CoinDesk saying both Bitmain and Canaan sent similar notices to customers. The coronavirus has reportedly killed 213 people and infected over 9,700 throughout the world. It has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.