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Innosilicon Terminator 2 (T2) Miner is a new SHA256 ASIC miner for mining Bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto currencies using the same algorithm that uses 10nm production process for the computing chips inside the device. It is not the first ASIC miner to use 10nm process, but it seems that is the next step for achieving higher performance without the need for a lot more power. The Innosilicon Terminator 2 ASIC miner should be capable of delivering 17.2 THS at about 1570W of power usage according to the official specifications of the device.

There is no information about pricing and the official website of the company has not yet started accepting orders for the newly announced device. Halong Mining have recently also announced their DragonMint T2 ASIC miner (still not on sale) that delivers 17 THS at similar power usage and is also based on 10nm (this is also the company that was apparently first with 10nm ASIC miner). We are yet to see a new generation of Bitcoin miners using 10nm production process from other larger ASIC manufacturers such as Bitmain and Canaan, but we can surely expect them to join the fun soon too…

Wirex has been busy relaunching their crypto powered payment cards service and after the recent availability of virtual cards the company has also started rolling our plastic cards again starting with UK, though other countries should follow shortly. Last month Litecoin (LTC) support was added with more crypto currencies apparently to follow soon apparently. What is more interesting is one new feature that has been just announced called Cryptoback, essentially a reward scheme that gives you back 0.5% of each in-store purchase as crypto. This means that you will earn 0.5% of all in-store purchases you make using the Wirex payment card, redeemable in Bitcoin and with no monthly cap.

We cannot wait to get our new plastic debit cards from Wirex. We have been using the company’s crypto cards even before rebranding to Wirex, since they were still called E-Coin, and are really happy to see that they are getting back into the game after the WaveCrest issue from the begging of this year that has created problems for a lot of companies offering similar crypto-powered products. Do you thing that the next logical step is for crypto banks to start appearing…

Fore more information about the Wirex cryptopowered debit cards and the Cryptoback feature…

Cryptoisme is a free service offering quick and easy to use mining calculators for multiple algorithms – CryptoNight, Ethash and X11, but we are mostly interested in the CryptoNight part that is probably also most interesting for you. The calculator tracks multiple crypto coins and ranks them by profitability based on your hashrate alone. Do note that for CryptoNight you only give the regular CryptoNight hashrate you are getting, but there are some coins like Haven (HVN) that use CryptoNight Heavy algorithm where the hashrate may be different (it is calculated based on your base CryptoNight hashrate). Haven (HVN) by the was seems to be the most profitable in the last days and it has been getting more attention lately, so you might want to check it out if you still haven’t done so. Anyway, Cryptoisme seems like a good place to check along other crypto mining calculators in terms of looking for the best profitability and maybe some new coins that are not yet present in more established services that track mining profitability.

To give the Cryptoisme CryptoNight mining calculator service a go…


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