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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…

The Baikal Miner BK-X ASIC miner has received an update adding support for two more crypto algorithms, namely Nist5 and X11Ghost, bringing the total number of supported algos to 7 with more promised to be added later on. The Baikal Miner BK-X was originally introduced as Baikal Giant X10 and it had support fonly for X11, Quark and Qubit algorithms, but since then support for Myraid-Groestl, Skein and now Nist5 and X11Ghost has been added with even more apparently coming. In order to get access tot the two new mining algorithms you will need to update the OrangePI Zero controller that the miner uses to the new version 1.2 on your Giant X10 or BK-X ASIC miner.

On a side note Baikal Miner has been running some “crazy” sales on their other two ASIC miners, The Baikal Miner BK-N for Cryptonight and Cryptonight-lite is in pay 1 get 5 sale ($1900 USD) and the Baikal Miner BK-B for Blake256R14/Blake256R8/Blake2B/Lbry/Pascal is in pay 1 get 2 sale ($2699 USD). This is a hint that there is not much demand for the two devices apparently, especially for the Cryptonight ASIC where the competition is very big and coins have already started switching to the new CryptonightV7 like Monero (XMR) leading the way that is already not mineable with these devices.

Here you can find the updated OrangePI Zero image that you need to flash on the device…


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