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It seems that Bitmain is not over with new releases of ASIC miners, this time however the release may be only for the Asian market (now available on the English website as well) in the form of the new Antminer B3 ASIC miner for Bytom (BTM). The new Bitmain Antminer B3 is supposed to offer 780 H/s mining hashrate with 360 Watts of power usage and cost about $2700 USD with shipments starting tomorrow for a limited number of units (2500 only). What is more interesting here is that Bytom (BTM) is just launching their main network later today and mining will be just starting, so having and ASIC miner ready for pretty much the start of a crypto coin is something new. Then again Bytom has listed Bitmain as one of their partners on the website of the project, so that may actually not be of a much surprise.

Update: The Bytom (BTM) main network has launched and the coin can be mined from within the Bytom wallet with CPU only for the moment, or by using any of the Bitmain B3 ASIC miners that are apparently already on the network, no GPU mining is possible for the moment as there are no AMD/Nvidia GPU miners currently available and with ASICs already available CPU mining might not be worth it and the same may go for GPU mining as well (depends on performance).

If you are interested in more information about the Bytom (BTM) project….

Innosilicon just came up with two new ASIC miners, one is for Decred (DCR) and the other one is for SiaCoin (SC) joining in with other ASIC manufacturers that have already announced miners for these coins. The Innosilicon D9 DecredMaster ASIC miner is apparently capable of delivering 2.1 TH/s hashrate for mining Decred (DCR) with 900 Watts of power usage. The new Decred ASIC miner is priced at $6800 USD (54.487 LTC or 0.942194 BTC) without a power supply or shipping cost included and should start shipping from 27th April, 2018.

Innosilicon D9 DecredMaster Specifications:
– Hashrate: 2.1 TH/s (+/-8%)
– Power Consumption: 900W (+/-8%, normal mode, at the wall, with 93% efficiency PSU, 25°C temperature )
– Chip Type: D9 DecredMaster ASIC
– Dimensions: Single Tube, 310 mm(L)*130mm(W)*155mm(H)
– Net Weight: 3.6KG
– Operating Temperature: 0°C—85°C (device junction temperature)
– Network Connection: Ethernet

The Innosilicon S11 SiaMaster ASCI miner is apparently designed for Siacoin (SC) mining and should be capable of delivering 3.83 TH/s with a power usage of 1380 Watts. The price of the new Siacoin (SC) ASIC miner is currently set at $3500 USD (28.045 LTC or 0.484953 BTC) without a power supply or shipping cost included and should start shipping from 27th April, 2018 as well.

Innosilicon S11 SiaMaster Specifications:
– Hashrate: 3.83 TH/s (+/-8%)
– Power Consumption: 1380W (+/-8%, normal mode, at the wall, with 93% efficiency PSU, 25°C temperature )
– Chip Type: S11 SiaMaster ASIC
– Dimensions: Single Tube, 290 mm(L)*130mm(W)*155mm(H)
– Net Weight: 3.7KG
– Operating Temperature: 0°C—85°C (device junction temperature)
– Network Connection: Ethernet

For more information about the Innosilicon D9 DecredMaster ASIC miner…
For more information about the Innosilicon S11 SiaMaster ASIC miner…

Innosilicon is also joining the game with CryptoNight ASIC miners as the company has just announced their new Innosilicon A8+ CryptoMaster. An ASIC miner for CryptoNight capable of delivering 240 KH/s with 480 Watts of power usage with delivery time starting from 16th April, 2018. No official word on pricing yet announced, thouhg they should be cheaper than What Bitmain is currently selling their X3 miners at in order to be competitive since Innosilicon is slower, but will start shipping earlier.

Here are the official specifications of the Innosilicon A8+ CryptoMaster CryptoNight ASIC miner. Innosilicon advertises the device as suitable for mining many currencies on the CryptoNight, including XMC, ETN, KRB, DCY… so just 4 of the “many”. Do note that Monero (XMR) has already forked to the new CryptoNightV7 POW and will not be compatible with these ASIC miners, other coins using the old CryptoNight algorithm have akso forker or are planning to fork soon to the new V7, so by the time you get the device the many coins may be just a few.

Here is the official announcement of the Innosilicon A8+ CryptoMaster…


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