Crypto Miners to Sell Mining Devices by Weight in China

Additionally, F2Pool founder reports that tens thousands of devices were turned off after price drop
23 November 2018   583

The founder of the sixth largest mining pool F2Pool published a video in which a huge number of mining devices are simply unloaded onto each other near an unknown building. He also shared a photo of a person who allegedly sells or buys miners by weight from his WeChat account.

Note that some users are convinced that the video and photos captured the effects of the June floods in Sichuan province, when several large mining farms were allegedly destroyed.

The founder of F2Pool added that he was not sure exactly when the video was shot, but shared photos from his own sites, and said that tens of thousands of devices were disconnected, since bitcoin mining for some people was no longer profitable after the recent price collapse.

Hashrate of the Bitcoin network has shown a significant drop in the last 30 days. 

Sapphire to Unveil Radeon RX 570 Nitro+

New GPU with 16 GDDR5 is specially designed for Grin mining
17 January 2019   112

Sapphire Technology has announced plans to release a new Radeon RX 570 Nitro + video card, equipped with 16 GB of GDDR5 memory. As reported by TechPowerApp, it is designed for Grin cryptocurrency mining.

Grin is based on the MimbleWimble protocol and the Cuckoo Cycle PoW hashing algorithm, which can load up to 11 GB of video memory, which explains the non-standard characteristics of the new graphics card.

The video card is made in the traditional Nitro + design with a dual-fan cooler and uses sixteen GDDR5 memory chips.

The cost of the Radeon RX 570 Nitro + has not yet been named, but Sapphire promises that it will be sold at the price of "one third of the cost of competing cards at 16 GB."

Aday after the launch of the main cryptocurrency network, Grin is mined by at least 88,000 graphics processors. Grin hash rate is 285.6K graphs / s.

Radeon RX 570 Nitro+
Radeon RX 570 Nitro+

In June 2017, Sapphire introduced a line of Mining Edition boards of five models, made on the basis of Sapphire Radeon RX 470 and Sapphire Radeon RX 560. The memory capacity of video cards ranged from 4 to 8 GB.