Bitmain to Develop Ethereum ASIC Miner

Largest mining equipment manufacter is working on the completely new device
16 February 2018   532

The world's largest producer of mining equipment Bitmain is working on the creation of Antminer F3 - ASIC-miner for the second largest capitalization of crypto currency Ethereum. This is reported by IBTimes referring to local technology publications. This is reported by Ib Times.

As the source notes, Antminer F3 will be equipped with three motherboards in each of which will be installed on six devices for the Ethereum mining. Each board will have 32 DDR3 RAM modules with a capacity of 1 GB. According to a number of sources, the hash of the device will be 200-220 MH / s, but with the specified specifications, this figure can be expected to be higher

It is assumed that the production of new equipment for the production of ETH will begin at the end of this month. In the world market the novelty will appear approximately in II-III quarter of this year. The price of Antminer F3 will be set at $ 2500- $ 3000.

Antminer X3 Announced

Will new product of Bitmain be profitable? Let's try to figure out
15 March 2018   608

Bitmain, one of the largest mining equipment manufacturer, released another product - Antminer X3.

Antminer X3
Antminer X3

Antminer X3 Specs

Let's check the specs:

  • Mining algorithm - CryptoNight.
  • Hashrate - 220 KH / s.
  • Weight - 7 kilos.
  • Price - 11,999 dollars for the first batch (May 15-31) / $ 7,599 for the second batch (June 15-31).
  • Power consumption - 550 Watts.
  • Limitation - no more than one miner to each buyer.

Bitmain says that the described characteristics are preliminary. In real life, higher performance expected. Details on the dimensions and other small things isn't available yet. 

Antminer X3 Profitability

Now, the most interesting part - profitability. Let's use the Whattomine. 

Antminer X3 Profitability
Antminer X3 Profitaiblity

Almost 200$ dollars a day, great! But in real world, everything can vary.