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Canaan’s Avalon ASIC miners do not seem to be getting much attention unlike Bitmain’s for example, but that doesn’t mean they do not have something new and interesting to show from time to time. Their latest creation Canaan Moose is an integrated Bitcoin ASIC miner solution that offers 156 THS SHA256 hashrate for BTC mining in a single package that is ready to be plugged in and start mining. The miner is based on twelve Avalon 841 that consume a total of 15480 Watts of power and the miner needs three phase power in the from of two IEC 60309 16A power connectors.

Canaan Moose Specifications:
– Hashrate: 156TH/s, -5% ~ +10% : Average 163.2
– Power Consumption: 15480W, +0% ~ +20% @ 13TH/s, 25°C, 93% PSU Efficiency, 12V AC, Wall-Plug
– Power Efficiency: 0.099J / GigaHash Wall-Plug
– Power Connectors: IEC 60309 16A x 2
– Rated Input Voltage: 365 ~ 418V
– Frequency: Smart Speed
– Network Connection: RJ45 Network Connector
– Operating Temperature: -5℃ ~ 30℃
– Air-intake Temperature: -5℃ ~ 30℃
– Dimensions: 890 x 450 x 725 cm
– Net weight: 140kg

The 156 THS Canaan Moose ASIC miner is priced at $9900 USD and comes with everything ready to be used, you just need to plug power and internet and set your mining pool and worker. No need to setup things using 12 separate ASIC miners, everything is ready to go with power supplies, network connectivity and miner control. It even seems to come cheaper than purchasing 12 separate miners, 12 power supplies and a miner controller, so it might be of interest to some larger scale miners as a ready to deploy solution… it is even stackable.

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Does somebody still remember the Gridseed ASIC miners that could dual-mine BTC and LTC a few years ago? Well, it seems that a new dual mining ASIC miner is coming from Baikal Miner that is capable of mining two different algorithms at the same time. The new Baikal Miner BK-D supports Blake256R14 or Blake256R8 as first algorithm with 280 GHS hashrate and LBRY or Pascal as second algorithm with 70 GHS. You can have the miner mine any of the two pairs of algorithms simultaneously at 1100W of power usage total.

There is still no information about pricing and availability however, Biakal Miner have just announced their new device and it is yet to even become listed on the official company website. Doesn’t seem like too profitable at the moment, so it is more of an interesting product as we did not have dual miners in the fork of ASICs for quite some time. Availability and pricing of the device can make all the difference, so we need to wait and see what they will be. With a price of $2100 USD without a PSU it seems even less interesting…

Innosilicon has just announced their A9 ZMaster ASIC miner for the Equihash algorithm used by Zcash (ZEC) and other coins that is apparently capable of 50000 Sol/s with just 620W of power usage. This significantly outperforms the already announced Bitmain Antminer Z9 mini that should be offering 10 Ksol/s with 300W of power usage, but what makes us frown here is the price that Innosilicon wants to charge you for this device. The Innosilicon A9 ZMaster should cost $9999 USD with a PSU included even though the miner is apparently already available in limited quantity of 300 units with shipping scheduled to start on June 10th.

The A9 ZMaster is pretty expensive at least for batch 1, but apparently Innosilicon wants to beat Bitmain in releasing first a more powerful product, even in limited quantities and charging a pretty expensive price for the device. The second batch shipments are planned to start on August 15th, but by then the price should be significantly lower, especially considering that even Bitmain has already announced lower prices for its upcoming batches of the Z9 mini devices. Meanwhile we are probably soon going to see more ASIc manufacturers coming out with Equihash-based devices and this should further drive down prices, especially if there isn’t that much of a demand for the hardware with the current market conditions. The only problem with ASIc manufacturers trying to fuck up each other is that in the end the one often getting fucked up is usually the miner that buys one or the other of the devices…


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