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After the successful launch of their first Bitcoin ASIC miner Halong Mining are getting ready with their new model apparently. The new DragonMint T2 miner should be able to deliver 17 THS up from 16 THS from the previous DragonMint model and will also feature AsicBoost technology inside for greater power efficiency. So slightly faster new model to be made available soon as pricing and shipping dates have not yet been announced, only some base specifications about performance, but there will probably be more details on these soon.

DragonMint T2 Specifications:
– Type: SHA256
– Hash power: 17TH
– Power consumption: 93-102W/TH depending on mode at 220-240V at 25ºC
– Network: Ethernet port
– Fans: dual fan 9 blade variable 4560rpm (equivalent to 6k rpm) (100W)
* All specifications are subject to ±8% tolerance due to manufacturing variation.

For more details about the new ASIC miner check the official website of Halong Mining…

It seems that Bitmain is not over with new releases of ASIC miners, this time however the release may be only for the Asian market (now available on the English website as well) in the form of the new Antminer B3 ASIC miner for Bytom (BTM). The new Bitmain Antminer B3 is supposed to offer 780 H/s mining hashrate with 360 Watts of power usage and cost about $2700 USD with shipments starting tomorrow for a limited number of units (2500 only). What is more interesting here is that Bytom (BTM) is just launching their main network later today and mining will be just starting, so having and ASIC miner ready for pretty much the start of a crypto coin is something new. Then again Bytom has listed Bitmain as one of their partners on the website of the project, so that may actually not be of a much surprise.

Update: The Bytom (BTM) main network has launched and the coin can be mined from within the Bytom wallet with CPU only for the moment, or by using any of the Bitmain B3 ASIC miners that are apparently already on the network, no GPU mining is possible for the moment as there are no AMD/Nvidia GPU miners currently available and with ASICs already available CPU mining might not be worth it and the same may go for GPU mining as well (depends on performance).

If you are interested in more information about the Bytom (BTM) project….

There were rumors, leaks and information about an upcoming Ethash ASIC miner from Bitmain for months, but now it is official as the company has announced their Antminer E3 device. The first ASIC miner capable of mining Ethereum (ETH) and other crypto currencies using the Ethash / Dagger-Hashimoto algorithm is capable of delivering 180 MHS hashrate at 800W of power usage and will cost you $800 USD. The first batch of Antminer E3 Ethash ASIC miners is scheduled to start shipping 16-31 July according to Bitmain’s website, so the devices should start appearing in the first user’s hands sometime in August, although the devices will probably be up and running on the network before that.

Looking at the specifications, you are essentially getting the equivalent of a regular GPU mining rig for Ethereum in terms of hashrate and power usage, but in a more compact and cost efficient format with the Antminer E3. Unfortunately the word is that besides Bitmain a couple more companies have also been working on Ethash ASIC miners, so soon we may start seeing more announcements with different specs similar to what happened with the recent wave of Cryptonight ASICs. So you should be careful when you are doing the math and considering if you should invest in the first generation of Ethash ASIC miners now, you if you should wait a bit more and see… especially considering they are not shipping immediately at this point. We also need to see what will be the response of Ethereum to the ASIC miners now that they are available as they may decide to follow the same road that Monero (XMR) choose – to fork the mining algorithm with the idea to continue to be ASIC-proof or switch to POS sooner than expected.

For more details about the new Bitmain Antminer E3 Ethash ASIC miner on the official website…


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