Antpool Added Siacoin Support

One of the largest mining pool now supports new token
19 January 2018   2408

AntPool, one of the largest crypto-currency mining pools, now supports the mining of the Siacoin token.

In parallel, Bitmain, which owns AntPool and is simultaneously the Chinese mining chips production giant, has released a new mining device called AntMiner A3. According to the Blockchain, at the time of publication on AntPool accounted for 18% of the hash-beat of the network bitcoin.

Siacoin is a personal lock token called Sia, developed by the Boston Nebulous blockchain start-up to support its decentralized cloud storage.

According to Bitmain, its new device, running at 815 GH / s, supports the hash algorithm of blake2b, which is also used for mining in the Siacoin blockbuster.

At the moment of press, these are the main market parameters of SC:

  • Average price: $0,053306
  • Market cap: $1 673 587 270 USD 
  • 24h volume: $116 155 000

GMO Internet to Release 7nm Bitcoin Miner

Mass production is planned to begin on June 6;  shipment starting by the end of October
24 May 2018   132

Japanese IT-company GMO Internet intends to release the world's first devices for bitcoin mining based on 7-nm chips before the end of this year. This is reported by Coindesk.

The company will start production of the new B2 miner on June 6, and its deliveries will begin in late October.

The announcement was made after several months of research and development of technology for the future device. Company reported on its plans to develop ASIC miner last September. It is expected that the device will be able to provide greater computing power with less electricity, but more detailed information will be provided along with the official announcement in June.

In addition to selling B2 to other miners, GMO Internet plans to install new devices on its own farms. Last year, the company allocated $ 90 million to develop its own business in this area.