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   579

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.

Bitfury to Represent Bitcoin Mining Optimization Chip

The product is called Bitfury Clarke ASIC and it's based on five successful generations of mining chips
20 September 2018   122

Bitfury Group introduced a new generation of hardware for bitcoin mining under the control of the integrated microcircuit Bitfury Clarke ASIC.

Five successful generations of Bitfury mining chips are the basis for new Bitfury Clarke ASIC. According to the developers, the new chip has the highest performance characteristics among the bitcoin mining hardware.

14nm Bitfury Clarke ASIC is fully optimized for Bitcoin Mining on SHA256. The hashing capacity is up to 120 Gigahets per second (GH / s) with energy costs of only 55 miljoules per gigahash (mJ / GH). The minimum required mains voltage is 0.3 V.

In addition to selling Bitfury Clarke chips, Bitfury also integrates Bitfury Clarke into other hardware, including its own servers for mining and BlockBoxes, as well as in the mining centers in Canada, Norway, Iceland and Georgia.