Launches BCH Explorer

The team of announced launch of cryptocurrency explorer on its platform adding the possibility to track BCH and BTC new blocks creation
01 February 2018   1856 is one of the world’s largest Bitcoin websites and the Internet's premier Bitcoin portal. This week reported that it launched itsown block explorer enabling cryptocurrency enthusiasts to track the Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin activities like transactions, addresses, new blocks creation and the information about certain blocks.

Bitcoin cash explorerBitcoin Cash Explorer on’s block explorer is basically like a search engine that can locate various activities that are recorded on the bitcoin cash and core public blockchains. team

The main features of the explorer:

  • A search bar where users can fill in a BCH address, transaction and block hashes
  • QR scanner with QR codes which can be read alongside the ability to change the national currency and language
  • A Cash address switch which adds more depth to the search parameters
  • Users can also switch to’s BTC block explorer to search for data on the core network

Roger Ver, the Chief Executive Officer of stated that the new explorer adds another tool to the portfolio and the Bitcoin Cash community, and the future plans include rolling out support for the growing ecosystem of the coins built on top of the Bitcoin Cash protocol.

Bitmain to Announce New ASIC Chip

BM1397 chip requires less energy and is able to achieve efficiency at 30J / TH
18 February 2019   390

This Monday, the Chinese mining company Bitmain announced the next-generation 7-nm chip codenamed BM1397, which, according to it surpasses its predecessors in performance and energy efficiency and is suitable for mining cryptocurrencies on the SHA256 algorithm, including Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

The BM1397 chip requires less energy and is able to achieve efficiency at 30J / TH, which is “higher by 28.6% than the previous 7-nm chip from Bitmain”, codenamed BM1391.

BM1397 is manufactured using TSMC, a Taiwan-based semiconductor product company, which is one of the leading suppliers in the cryptocurrency mining industry.

The BM1397 chip will be installed in the new ASIC miners of the Antminer S17 and Antminer T17 models, the release of which Bitmain promises to announce later. The company does not provide other details of the updated devices in its message.