As a beginner mining worker, one might feel confused facing a lot of options for mining products.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series was announced at Gamescom in Cologne, on 20 August, 2018. The RTX 20 series is based on the Turing microarchitecture, and features real-time ray tracing.
It is exciting news for both game players and cryptocurrency mining communities.
The AntMiner S9 Hydro will make a breakthrough in cooling and noise reduction. It hits a hashrate of 18.0TH/s with a power consumption of 1728w. With water cooling technology, noise and temp reduced to the minimum.
We will introduce the setting-up for the Antminer S9 Hydro in this piece.
Antminer Z9 mini is a model released in May, adding another member to the Bitmain products. Z9 mini supports cryptocurrencies based on the algorithm Equihash such as ZEC. So far, Bitmain has product series of the S series, the L series, the D series and Z series.
We will showcase the Z9 mini model in this piece.
The Antbox is the product of Bitmain released in March 2018. It is basically a small mining farm fit into a container. It can hold as many as 324 units of S9 miner. This product meets the need of building mining farms with less energy.
We visited the manufacturer in Shenzhen and saw the Antbox in person, in this piece, we reveal more details about this product.
We are often asked by customers that if someone wants to build a cryptocurrency mining farm, what does he need to do? What are the risks to consider? How to prevent them?
Well, investing in a cryptocurrency mining farm is indeed a huge project, and there are many factors to consider. With this article, we will analyze the common factors for investing in the construction of cryptocurrency mining farm.
This article hopes to explain the basic logic and concepts of cryptocurrcy with the example of bitcoin.
Bitcoin, first released as open-source software in 2009, is generally considered the first decentralized cryptocurrency. Let’s begin with the most basic concepts involved in Bitcoin.
In the past, one of the slogans of the currency using the Ethash algorithm represented by ETH and the currency using the Equihash algorithm represented by Zcash is ANTI-ASIC, which has the ability to resist the appearance of ASIC chips.
Essentially, the principle of the two algorithms involved in the ANTI-ASIC capability is to use a memory demand type algorithm, that is, the need for a certain amount of RAM storage when computing.
In 2014 and 2015, the logic of “adopting memory requirement algorithm == ANTI-ASIC” was established, which was closely related to the cost of hardware manufacturing at that time. Over time, however, the price of RAM has fallen, resulting in a reduction in the cost of specialized mining machine with large amounts of RAM. Thus, there is today’s situation – all kinds of algorithms have been conquered by mining chip manufacturers, and the corresponding algorithm specialized mining machines are available.
Today we will do some popular science through the hardware disassembly of Antminer E3 and Z9: how are the ASIC chips of these algorithms different from the ASIC chips of old algorithms such as Bitcoin and Litecoin?
Bitcoin mining industry is very competitive.
In the past few years, the industry has developed rapidly. In just nine months, a large number of new mining machine manufacturers have been added, such as GMO Group, Halong Mining, Ebang and so on. In addition, another new face is working with Samsung’s semiconductor substitutes factory, Innosilicon, which launched the Terminator 2 Turbo miner, which has improved its hashrate to 24TH/s.