The latest Brave Browser Beta apparently features Brave Ads available for testing (the Beta version of the browser is a separate install and will not affect an existing installation of the official Brave browser if already installed!). After activating Brave Rewards users can opt in to view private ads and will be able to claim BAT tokens accumulated for having viewed ads. At the moment the only setting you have available for the Brave Ads is the number of ads you will be shown per hour (1 to 5). We were interested to see how the new Brave Ads feature actually works, but in 30 minutes deliberately trying to see at least 1 ad we have been unsuccessful so far. You are welcome to give it a try and see if you will have more luck and if you do feel free to leave a comment below…

To download the latest Brave Browser Beta and give Brave Ads a try…

Blackminer F1 Mini is a new single-chip FPGA miner from Hashaltcoin that supports the same large number of crypto algorithms as their larger multi-chip Blackmienr F1 and Blackminer F1+ FPGA mining devices. The new Blackminer F1 Mini FPGA miner is a great entry level device that comes with a price of $179 USD and is available for pre-order with delivery time set for May 5, 2019. The the first batch of the F1 mini is only 300 units and it comes with no power supply or heatsink in order to reduce the shipping cost, these you need to provide yourself. You need an ATX power supply (6-pin PCI-E), DC 12V 6A or 12V 8A power supply (50W typical power usage) as well as a pretty standard cooler for Intel LGA115X CPU that should be compatible with the design. We have not tested any hardware from Hashaltcoin yet, though the F1 mini does sound like a nice and affordable FPGA miner to try and experiment with before going for any of their larger products…

You can use our invitation code ZLOZLA when ordering a miner from HashAltcoin, should you decide to, in order to get a $100 USD coupon code for your next order (can be used for electricity costs should you decide to get your miner hosted). The invitation code will work for orders of other Blackminer devices as well, regardless if you choose to have the device shipped to you or to have it hosted by HashAltcoin.

Blackminer F1 Mini Supported algorithms:
– lyra2z: 5.1 MH/s
– skeincoin: 420.0 MH/s
– xvg_lyra2rev2: 18.0 MH/s
– phi1612: 26.0 MH/s
– tribus: 244.0 MH/s
– nexus: 210.0 MH/s
– 0xbtc: 1.95 GH/s
– keccakc: 2.18 GH/s
– keccakd: 2.18 GH/s
– amoveo: 4.59 Gh/s
– veriblock: 1.0 GH/s
– verus2: 22.8 MH/s
– bcd: 15.4 MH/s
– lyra2rev3: 20.0 MH/s

For more information about the upcoming Hashaltcoin Blackminer F1 Mini FPGA miner…

Canaan Creative has announced heir second generation 7nm AvalonMiner ASIC – the A10 that should be capable of delivering 31 THS SHA256 hashrate with 1736W of power usage (56 W/THS energy efficiency). The 30 THS efficiency with 1700 Watts of power usage was supposed to be delivered last year with the announcement of the first 7nm ASIC miner – the Canaan Avalon A9, however the first generation 7nm hardware was not able to deliver what was promised. Not to mention it came at a bad time for the mining and crypto in general – a declining profit and the whole crypto market going down, so the demand for the new devices was really low. Instead of 30 THS, the AvalonMiner A921 was only capable of delivering 20 THS at 1700W of power usage, so the new 2nd gen A10 devices should finally be able to deliver that level of power efficiency. No word yet on pricing and exact availability dates, the official website still does not list the new devices and Canaan is talking about March availability and they just made the announcement at the end of the month, so we should wait a bit more for additional details…

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