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A Bitcoin Miner “Arms Race” Triggered by 7nm Chips

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Since the second half of 2018, the 7nm chips have been mass-produced under the continuous promotion of chip manufacturing processes such as TSMC and other global chip companies.

Almost in the same period, the bitcoin miner with 7nm chip was launched on the market which immediately attracted great attentions due to its improved performance.

The performance of previous generation of miner with 16nm chips seems to be slightly backward in comparison. When facing the challenge of 7nm miner, the 16nm miner will encounter new challenges due to the soaring difficulty of mining resulted from the cheap electricity in the upcoming flood season.

In such a situation, will the 16nm miner be rejected? Does the 7nm miner have absolute advantages? With the technological advancement, will 2019 become the key node for the upgrading of bitcoin miners? All should be seriously considered by all the mining workers.

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The Past Decade of Mining Industry

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It’s been a decade since the creation of the genesis block on January 4th 2009.

During the decade, along with the ebbs and flows of bitcoin, the mining industry has gone through some ups and downs, and the landscape of the industry has kept changing. The name FriedCat and the term CPU mining have become obselete with the replacement of Wu Jihan, Bitmain and ASIC mining.

In the course of mining development, there have been many thrilling stories. We’d like to look back and share some of its moments with our reader.

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Review and Analysis for ETH and ZEC ASIC Miners

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ETH and ZEC ASIC miner disassembling evaluation

In the past, Ethash and Equihash based currencies claimed them to be ANTI-ASIC, based on the reason that these two algorithms have certain requirements regarding RAM. However, with the development of chip and mining hardware, ASIC ming hardware for different kinds of algorithms has become a reality.

In this article, we will show the difference  of ASIC and GPU hardware by disassembling and analyzing Antminer E3 and Z9.

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From 7nm chips to mining TV — new landscape of mining hardware Market

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New generation bitcoin mining machine Market

In the past few years, the industry of cryptocurrency hardware manufacturing has been developing rapidly. A large number of new manufacturers have been stepped into the field, such as GMO Group, Halong Mining, Ebang and so on. In addition, another new player, Innosilicon,  is working with Samsung’s semiconductor substitutes factory. Innosilicon launched the Terminator 2 Turbo miner, which has a hashrate of 24TH/s.

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