November 15,

Nangeng Zhang
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Canaan Inc.
30/F, Dicara Silver Tower
29 Jiefang East Road
Jianggan District, Hangzhou 310016
People's Republic of China

        Re: Canaan Inc.
            Amendment No. 2 to Registration Statement on Form F-1
            Filed November 13, 2019
            File No. 333-234356

Dear Mr. Zhang:

       We have reviewed your registration statement and have the following
comments. In
some of our comments, we may ask you to provide us with information so we may
understand your disclosure.

       Please respond to this letter by amending your registration statement
and providing the
requested information. If you do not believe our comments apply to your facts
circumstances or do not believe an amendment is appropriate, please tell us why
in your

       After reviewing any amendment to your registration statement and the
information you
provide in response to these comments, we may have additional comments.

Amendment No. 2 to Registration Statement on Form F-1 filed November 13, 2019

ADS holders may not be entitled to a jury trial . . ., , page 49

1.     Your response to prior comment 2 and current disclosure indicate that
       arising before the withdrawal of the shares underlying the ADSs will
continue to be
       subject to the jury trial waiver provision. Please revise to clarify the
basis of that belief.
       For example, clarify what you consider to be "pre-dispute." If there is
       uncertainty regarding the enforceability of this position, please also
revise to address this
       We remind you that the company and its management are responsible for
the accuracy
and adequacy of their disclosures, notwithstanding any review, comments, action
or absence of
 Nangeng Zhang
Canaan Inc.
November 15, 2019
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action by the staff.

       Refer to Rules 460 and 461 regarding requests for acceleration. Please
allow adequate
time for us to review any amendment prior to the requested effective date of
the registration

       You may contact Kristin Lochhead at (202) 551-3664 or Brian Cascio,
Branch Chief, at (202) 551-3676 if you have questions regarding comments on the
statements and related matters. Please contact Geoff Kruczek at (202) 551-3641
or Jay Ingram,
Legal Branch Chief, at (202) 551-3397 with any other questions.

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