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It seems that there are already more than enough X11 ASIC miners available in order to essentially kill the profitability and make the purchase of a new X11 ASIC unprofitable on the long run. So what remains is the purchase of a small and affordable X11 ASIC miner for hobby miners that are not there just for the profit like most other miners are. Here is a quick check for the different X11 ASIC miners to see what daily profit you can expect via the What to Mine service. It seems that among the more established X11-based coins (they are not many and that is one of the problems for X11 ASICs) currently the most profitable one is Adzcoin (ADZ) followed by the leasing of your X11 hashrate at Nicehash and mining for DASH is a few steps below.

PinIdea DR-1 500 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $11.52 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $7.05 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $6.39 USD equivalent per Day

iBeLink DM384M 384 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $8.84 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $5.42 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $4.95 USD equivalent per Day

Baikalminer 150 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $3.42 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $2.09 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $1.87 USD equivalent per Day

PinIdea DU-1 9 MHS X11 ASIC Miner:
– Adzcoin (ADZ) – $0.21 USD equivalent per Day
– Nicehash X11 – $0.13 USD equivalent per Day
– DASH – $0.11 USD equivalent per Day

The numbers above are based on the current exchange rate and do not include power costs for running the miner, so they are for the revenue you get from the miner, not the actual profit that remains when you deduct the power costs. As you can clearly see the X11 ASIC miners are already pretty expensive compared to what they are able to deliver in terms of daily earnings. If the situation remains like that you might be looking at something getting close to a year to get back your investment before starting to actually earn something on top, and things will most likely get even worse before (if) they start to get better. So if you already have an X11 ASIC miner you might want to either sell it or look for new coin launches that may temporary increase your mining profits. People that are not yet aware of the presence of X11 ASIC miners on the market that are rapidly increasing the hashrate should forget about mining X11 with their GPUs.


Some very good news for the very few owners of the first batch of iBeLink DM384M X11 ASIC miners, but also for GPU miners as well – X11 mining profitability on NiceHash has skyrocketed in the last hours and is still keeping high. Selling X11 hashrate on NiceHash has been the most profitable long term choice since the beginning of this month and the preferred choice for the 50 lucky owners of the first batch of iBeLink X11 ASICs. Today however we are seeing the X11 profitability more than doubling compared to what it was just a few days ago.

Now, some people are considering that X11 is already a lost cause for GPU mining, but it is too early for that as there are still very few X11 ASIC miners available and with high profitability increase like the one at the moment you should take advantage even with GPUs, let alone to miss the opportunity if you have an ASIC miner in your hands. The next batch of iBeLink X11 ASICs is expected around mid-May and even then the number of available units will most likely be small as compared to what we have seen with LTC ASIC miners fooling the market when they first appeared. So if you are not mining Ethereum or Decred with your GPUs you might want to check the profitability for X11 for your GPU mining rigs, and even if you are mining ETH or DCR you might still check if this X11 peak will not be more profitable on the short run.

If you want to check your current X11 GPU/ASIC mining profitability on What to Mine…


The iBeLink DM384M X11 ASIC miner is actually advertised as a DASH ASIC miner with DASH (previously known as DarkCoin) being the most popular and widely used X11 altcoin, is also currently rated as number 6 in terms of Market Capitalization. The ASIC miner can be used for any coin using a regular X11 algorithm for mining and in fact mining DASH with it is not the most profitable and anyone who purchases a new ASIC miner know that the first thing he needs to do is to ROI first in the fastest possible way and then can choose what to mine based on subjective preferences for example. So if you just got the 384 MHS X11 ASIC miner iBeLink DM384M you would probably want to head on to NiceHash and sell your hashrate to anyone willing to buy it as it will get you a few times more profit than directly mining for DASH at the moment according to the What to Mine service. The reason is simple, there are many new altcoins popping up all the time that use X11 algorithm and people are renting hashrate to mine them and with the increased demand for hashrate you might earn much more than mining for a more established coin such as DASH.


Here is how the average hashrate looks like when selling your X11 hashrate with the iBeLink DM384M X11 ASIC miner on NiceHash with the graph covering more than half a day. The average hashrate reported poolside is about 392 MHS with an average pay rate of about 0.5 BTC per Gigahash per Day. As mentioned earlier today you should update to cgminer 3.5.6 for the iBeLink machine in order to get the software that supports NiceHash’s extranonce in order to minimize stale shares and maximize profit. If the above trend continues for 24 hours this would mean an actual daily profit for the iBeLin X11 ASIC miner of about 0.2 BTC at the moment and that is pretty good when you are looking to get the fastest ROI time. Have in mind though that the profitability of X11 at NiceHash may vary more that if mining for any given more established X11 crypto currency with a stable exchange rate. There is always the possibility of jumping at the right time to the right new coin and making even better profit thanks to the high hashrate that the ASIC miner provides, but the risk is also higher and you may actually make less in the end this way.