Bitmain Launches The First Accreditation Course For Miners, The Ant Training Academy
The mining market is certainly thriving in 2019. After a very hard year in which many miners left the market, this part of the crypto industry is taking off again as Bitcoin’ price is soaring above $10,000 USD. It is during this context that Bitmain, one of the largest crypto miner facturers in the world, has decided to create a new course focused on crypto mining.
Named Ant Training Academy (ATA), the new initiative is set to teach young miners everything that they need to know in order to work in this industry.
According to Jiang Zhihua, the global marketing director of the company, education around mining was very limited. This project is a move to professionalize the industry and to improve the standards of miners while encouraging practices which can be considerably more stable and will help a lot in the credibility of the industry.
The course will be done in Shenzhen, China, and it will last for two weeks. All of the participants will receive a certificate when they finish the course. This certificate will also give them an assessment of their skill level as well.
Part of the idea is the creation of a global standard that can be used for the maintenance of crypto miners in special. Also, the most highly performing students will get special certificates which will show their great performance on the program.
Initially, 16 participants were enrolled for the course, which was focused on maintenance. They are going to be trained by senior engineers of the Antminer brand and learn all the tips that can lead them to deal with the technology better.
Tang Huihong, a technician that works on a company that sells second-hand miners, affirmed that it is important to get the maintenance process right in order to have equipment that will last longer. Unfortunately, it has been incredibly difficult to find the right resources before this new course. He affirmed that the course will play an important part in helping.
If the maintenance of a crypto-miner is not done properly, this can lead to several issues. For instance, it shortens the time that the equipment will last in the long run. This is, in the end, a waste of money, since cheap maintenance will make the equipment last less time and this can lead to a total loss of the mining rig in the worst cases.
You can read more about this program on the company’s page.