Bitmain to Release ETH ASIC Miner

The main feature of Antminer E3 is the support of Ethash algorithm, which is used in Ethereum and a number of other cryptocurrencies
04 April 2018   734

Leading manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain officially announced the launch of sales of Antminer E3, ASIC-miner for the Ethereum.

Antminer E3
Antminer E3

The main feature of Antminer E3 is the support of Ethash algorithm, which is used in Ethereum and a number of other cryptocurrencies.

The device hash, "conservatively", is 180MH / s, but the company expects that this figure will be increased in the future. Weight of Antminer E3 - 13 kg, power consumption - 800 watts.

The cost of the new device is $ 800, the expected delivery date from the first batch is July 16 - July 31, 2018. As payment, the company accepts only Bitcoin Cash and USD.

Later in March, Ethereum developer Vlad Zamfir conducted a survey on the idea of ​​potential hardfork, which can make ASIC-miners useless. As a result, more than half of those who voted expressed their readiness to support such an initiative.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   97

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.