FiatMarketCap is an interesting idea for an informative website that lists major fiat currency market capitalization in Bitcoin (BTC). Think about CoinMarketCap, but in reverse where the altcoins are fiat currencies and you can easily see data such as circulating supply, price in satoshi (parts of Bitcoin) and total market cap calculated in BTC. Currently there are 116 major fiat currencies used around the world listed on the website and we are sure you will find some that you have probably never heard of. You can check Market Cap in BTC and circulating supply data by country where you have 140 countries listed, more than the number of fiat currencies as for example EUR is being used in a number of countries in Europe. The Countries Fiat Value data is also quite interesting as it tracks fiat value and supply change in percentage over different time frames and there are probably some interesting things to consider when looking at the data for your country. The FiatMarketCap project is certainly an interesting project to keep track of.

To visit FiatMarketCap and see top fiat currencies listed by their market capitalization…

Bitmain may have just announced its new S17+ and T17+ ASIC miners, but they are going to start shipping in December and Canaan is apparently not sleeping either. They have started taking orders for their latest AvalonMiner 1066 and AvalonMiner 1047 with the first batch shipping in November and the second batch for December at a slghtly lower price. Canaan’s AvalonMiner 1066 and AvalonMiner 1047 may not be as powerful and energy efficient as what Bitmain is offering, but they are also shipping earlier and at a lower price or so it seems. The top model AvalonMiner 1066 is offering 50 TH/s hashrate with 63 J/TH power efficiency or 3250W of power usage (compared to 73 TH/s with 40 J/TH and 2920W of power usage for S17+), however Canaan’s Bitcoin ASIC miner A1066 priced at $1390 USD should be at least half the price of Bitmains new top device. The slower Canaan AvalonMiner 1047 is rated at 37 TH/s with 62.5 J/TH and 2380W of power usage, compared to the 64 TH/s promised for the T17+ with 50 J/TH and 3200W of power usage. The A1047 ASIC is available for $1030 USD with November shipping while we expect to see something like double the price for Bitmain’s faster T17+. In fact Canaan’s Latest A1066 and A1047 ASIC BTC miners are closer in terms of hashrate to the current Bitmain S17 and T17, but again Bitmain is better in terms of power efficiency even for them. Nevertheless, even if not the fastest on the market, Canaan’s AvalonMiner ASICs still seem like a good alternative price/performance and availability wise…

You can check Canaan’s official website for the latest Avalonminer 1066 and 1047 ASICs…

ArQmA (ARQ) is another crypto project that has revealed plans to fork to a new RandomX-based algorithm called RandomARQ. This project has been started in 2018, but is still wit pretty low market capitalization and low trading volume according to data from CoinMarketCap, so there is much room for growth. The ArQmA (ARQ) fork to the new RandomARQ algorithm is currently planned for 8th of November at 23:50:00 at block 303666, though this might not be the final date. The latest XMRig v4.3.0-beta had just added support for the new RandomARQ algorithm with “rx/arq”, so you should be good to go by the time the fork happens should you decide to check out the project. Currently ArQmA (ARQ) uses the CryptoNight Turtle algorithm, so it is still mineable with GPUs. Since RandomARQ is based off RandmX it will be CPU friendly algorithm, so mining after the fork will be done mostly with CPUs due to the fact that the algorithm has been designed to be processor friendly and not GPU, ASIC or FPGA friendly.

If you are interested in reading more about the ArQmA (ARQ) crypto project…

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