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Install AsicBoost Firmware with Ultra-detailed Graphic Instructions

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Bitmain has recently released its firmware for the popular Antminer S9 to enable what is called “overt AsicBoost”. What is AsicBoost? In short, AsicBoost is best described as a “mathematical trick”. Instead of taking a huge amount of computation, miners can use the technique to whittle down their choices of potential hashes that enable them to solve a puzzle and claim bitcoin’s rewards.
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Tutorial: Antminer S17/S17 Pro the Newest 7nm Bitcoin Miner

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This tutorial is meant for the Antminer S17/S17 Pro which is a bitcoin miner manufactured by BITMAIN. The Antminer S17 series bitcoin miner is equipped with Bitmain’s second-generation 7nm chip BM1397. The energy efficiency ratio is as low as 39.5J/T in low power mode. The Antminer S17 series bitcoin miner is Bitmain’s most competitive SHA256 mining machine to date, supporting BTC, BCH and other SHA-256 crypto currencies.

We will take Antminer S17 Pro as an example to show settings which apply equally to Antminer S17.

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What Are the Recently Frequently Mentioned Sidechain?

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Bitcoin can only process about 7 transactions per second and such a speed makes it impossible to establish many related applications. So, the sidechain came into being to improve the scalability of bitcoin.

To transform the sidechain from concept to reality, the bitcoin core developers such as Adam Back and Matt Corallo released the white paper Enabling Blockchain Innovations with Pegged Sidechains, which clearly proposed the concept of sidechain and its protocol implementation for the first time.

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Intro to Mining: What You Need to Know about Graphics Cards

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As the joint maintainers (mining workers) of Ethereum, AE, Beam, Grin and other cryptocurrencies, the GPU should be known as the most important hardware for the mining workers.

In daily community discussions, many beginners often discuss the performances of GPU based on different models. In most cases, the GPU models can precisely reflect their different performances. Based on the models, we can easily understand which GPU has more computing capability.

Now, we’d like to take Nvidia as the example to get started about what we can learn from the model numbers.

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Most Incredible Mining in History, Assemble Single Miner with 12 Graphics Cards

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As we all know that a miner is usually assembled with 6-8 medium and high-end graphics cards. Recently, BIOSTAR launched the TB250BTC PRO mainboard supporting 12-card mining. However, the miner assembled with 6 cards has already made some newbies feel headache, not to mention the 12-card miner.

We once introduced the general assembly method of some GPU miners (please refer to: How to Assemble Your Own Mining Rigs with Eight Graphics Cards). This article will briefly introduce the assembly of 12-card miner.

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Tutorial: Antminer Z11 Zcash ASIC Miner 135k for Zcash Mining

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This tutorial is intended for the Antminer Z11 which is a zcash miner manufactured by BITMAIN. The Antminer Z11 is another ASIC model by Bitmain for Equihash mining. All crypto coins based on the Equihash algorithm are supported including Zcash. It hits a hashrate of 135k Sol/s with a power consumption of 1418w for Equihash mining. It is a pioneer product for Zcash mining.

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