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   1514

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.

SBI Holdings to Start Mining Chips Manufacturing

The new enterprise will work in partnership with an unnamed major semiconductor manufacturer from the United States
22 March 2019   95

The Japanese financial conglomerate SBI Holdings announced the creation of a new enterprise that will focus on the production of chips and cryptocurrency mining systems.

The message on the company's website says that SBI Mining Chip Co. (SBIMC) is part of SBI Holdings digital asset strategy.

The new enterprise will work in partnership with an unnamed major semiconductor manufacturer from the United States, and a former head of Chip Estimate and WearSens Adam Trademan, will head it. Currently, Trademan heads the BRD mobile cryptocurrency wallet development company, in which SBI Holdings invested $ 15 million in January of this year.

Recall that its plans to launch a broad offensive against the cryptocurrency industry were announced by SBI Holdings in October 2017. Since then, the corporation has made numerous investments in various projects, and also intends to promote the mass adoption and practical use of the RR Xle XRP token.