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