Bitmain to Represent New Devices

Antminer S9 Hydro has a water colling system and new R1 miners can act as Wi-Fi hotspot
29 August 2018   2807

The Chinese manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain officially introduced Antminer S9 Hydro - a new device for mining bitcoin, the main feature of which is the water cooling system.

Antminer S9 Hydro
Antminer S9 Hydro 

According to the company, this is the first such miner in the world. The performance of Antminer S9 Hydro is 18 terahash per second, and the device itself has a much lower noise level and improved power consumption - 1728 watts, which is comparable to home appliances. The Hydro-Hex cooling system can also be used for space heating.

The declared price of the device on the manufacturer's website is $ 780.

Another novelty of the company is the "antrouters" of the R1 series, designed for mining Dash (R1-DASH) and Siacoin (R1-SIA).

Antrouter R1-DASH
Antrouter R1-DASH

In addition to the production of cryptocurrency, new devices worth $ 30 can also act as Wi-Fi routers.

I Will Return to the Bitmain, - Micree Zhan

Co-founder of the company, who was layed off, wrote an open letter, in which he said everything's happened when he was on the business trip
07 November 2019   83

Bitmain co-founder Micree Zhan has promised to use legal tools to return to the company. He is disappointed with the betrayal of the partner, whom he called "brother", and is threatened with war.

Zhan said that he was not notified of the deprivation of authority, and that the seizure of power in the company occurred during one of his business trips. He also called himself the largest shareholder.

In his opinion, Bitmain will occupy 90% of the market for the production of miners. At the same time, the revenue of the unit focused on artificial intelligence can reach $ 14.3 million in 2019 and $ 143 million in the next, Zhan is sure.

Zhan's desire to increase investment in AI business was called one of the reasons for the corporate conflict with Jihan Wu. The latter accused the partner of “endless thirst for power” and “crazy ideas”.