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Just a few days after the official launch of the Nervos (CKB) mainnet and GPU mining the Eaglesong algorithm may alterady become pointless with FPGAs apparently getting support for the algorithm. First was the information about FPGA support available for the EagleSong algorithm with bitstreams and miners available for Alveo U200 and Xilinx VCU1525 FPGAs. Now Hash Altcon has also announced support for Nervos CKB mining on their Blackminer F1 series of FPGAs with the CKB bitstream to be released soon. They state Eaglesong hashrate of 22 GH/S with power usage of 1020 Watts (1.1 GH/S for single GTX 1080 Ti with 200W of power usage), so definitely more efficient than GPUs. This is signaling the end of GPU mining for Nervos (CKB) and a move onto FPGA mining for sure. There was a pick in mining hashrate yesterday when first new of FPGA support broke out, though today it is lower, with Blackminers F1 joining the game in the next few days there will most likely be another spike in hashrate… depending on profitability of course. With the slow difficulty adjustment that Nervos (CKB) currently uses there may still be some more time left for GPU mining, though even at the moment profitability does not seem attractive at all.

Hash Altcoin has prepared an upgraded version of their Blackminer F1 Mini FPGA Miner that was released earlier this year. The new Hash Altcoin single-chip FPGA miner is called Blackminer F1mini+ and is just $10 USD more expensive, but the extra price comes with faster performance and a cooler included with the product, so you will only need a 12V power supply and you will be ready to mine with the device. There is another catch however and that is the fact that the new miner currently supports only 3 different algorithms: Veriblock, Verus2 and Odo, though others will most likely be added soon. The device uses around 110-120W of power and is priced at $189 USD, shipping should start from November 8th.

Blackminer F1mini+ Specifications:
– Weight: 271g (net weight) 490g (with package)
– Size: 17cmx16cmx11cm (with package)
– Power: 110~120 W
– Noise: under 50db

Just like the original single chip device, the new upgraded F1mini+ also offers a chance for users on a tight budget to try FPGA mining without having to spend significantly larger amount on a larger Blackminer FPGA device. For a $10 USD discount you can try the promo code GnH2Kw to get an even better deal. Do note that the F1 Mini miners are not intended to be hosted by Hash Altcoin, only the larger miners can be hosted.

For more details about the new Hash Altcoin Blackminer F1mini+ Single Chip FPGA Miner…

Hash Altcoin is probably the only user friendly FPGA miner out there that can be used by miners that are not into FPGA mining and the company also offers not only to ship the hardware to you, but also to hast it for you at very reasonable cost ($2.4 per day fixed). The company is currently running a promotion for their top product BlackMiner F1+ that is available at a price of $2450 USD, so if you are interested in giving it a try you might want to check out the offer. The miner has a large number of supported algorithms with new ones being introduced quite often with bst, c11 and bmw512 just recently added in the list of already over 20 supported ones. There is also the option to pay $999 USD upfront and 12 monthly installments of $92 USD each for the rest of the amount (make sure you take advantage of the new user registration coupon they give you and the invite code mentioned here), available only if you want a miner hosted by Hash Altcoins. 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 by them).

Profitability wise at the moment the miner earns in between $6 and $10 a day after you deduct electricity costs, though there are times with higher profit as well and we rarely see it dropping below $5 USD. There is a profitability calculator available on the official website that gives you an idea what coins to mine for the best profit at the moment, though you need to do some extra research for some of the listed coins as they may be a really low market cap ones. Also note that there could be some coins using the supported algorithms that are not listed and that may offer even better profit, so you might want to dig a little deeper. If you opt out for miner hosting you should know that even though the web-based miner control panel is pretty good and easy to use still going for mining some new might be a bit challenging at first if it is not available on any of the already listed pools. There are workarounds with the help of MiningRig Rentals for example if it already has support for the specific algorithm there.

For more details about the Hash Altcoin BlackMiner F1+ FPGA Miner…


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