Tag: miner

A look back: The Block Erupter

The Block Erupter was the first mainstream ASIC to hit the bitcoin scene, it all started with an announcement post on Bitcointalk from the user Friedcat (Now that name may sound familiar as the friedcat has quite the…

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Zcash group is discussing attempt to block asics

Zcash is an anonymous transaction focused cryptocurrency that runs the Equihash algorithm. The Equihash algorithm had been only open to GPU miners until the Asic company Bitmain Announced the Z9 mini. This was a massively disruptive announcement from…

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Bitmain adds another algorithm,the z9 mini is now available

Bitmain has just announced and released a new miner today the Z9 mini, this miner uses 300w and hashes at 10,000 Sol/s. This algorithm is the Equihash also known as the zcash algorithm, this was a favorite of…

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Antminer B3 announced: Bytom miner

The newly announced miner from Bitmain hashes at 780h/s while drawing only 360 watts of power. This is the newest algorithm that Bitmain has created a miner for. It isn’t out yet but a page is incoming and…

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Samsung finally announces which company they’re producing ASIC chips for

There has been news since early this year (2018 if you’re reading in the future) that Samsung has been working on creating ASIC chips. Now this does not and did not mean that Samsung would be creating and…

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