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Bitcoin Mining

This category gives insights into Bitcoin mining by summarising popular miners such as the Antminer S9, and explaining concepts such as how difficulty works, how to setup an Antminer, how Antminer power supplies & power consumption work, and what the best Bitcoin mining hardware is.

On the 23rd August 2018 Bitmain announced a new water-cooled Bitcoin ASIC miner called the Antminer S9 Hydro. With 18TH/s of mining power at a power consumption of 1728W, it's actually less efficient than the Antminer S9j announced earlier in August, leading many to question what the purpose of this miner is.

Below we go through the specs of the Antminer S9 Hydro and compare it against co...

On the 19th July 2018, Pangolin announced a new Bitcoin ASIC miner on Twitter called the Whatsminer M10. Yesterday on the 14th August 2018 they started promoting it more heavily. When comparing this miner against existing Bitcoin ASICs it sounds a bit too good to be true, where it's far more efficient than all other Bitcoin ASICs available.

Below we analyse this miner and the company behi...

In May 2018, Bitmain added a new ASIC miner on their website called the 'Antminer S9i', then in August 2018 they added one called the 'Antminer S9j'.

This caused a lot of confusion as they seem to be very similar to the 'Antminer S9', a miner they released back in February 2017. In this guide we go through the differences between Bitmain's Antminer S9, S9i and S9j.

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On July 10th 2018, Bitmain released the Antminer Z9, an ASIC miner for mining Equihash-based cryptocurrencies such as Zcash. There's been a lot of controversy around this and the smaller version of this miner called the Z9 Mini.

Below we explain what this miner is, how it compares to similar ASICs, and if it's profitable/worth buying.

How to buy Antminer Z9?

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In 2018 many new ASIC miners are being released in the cryptocurrency space, each designed to mine a specific algorithm/coin and with varying profitability over time. With all these new miners it can be difficult to work out which is the most profitable, and which you should buy.

Below we go through how to find the most profitable ASIC miner, and how exactly you work out its profitability...

On the 5th June 2018, GMO launched a new Bitcoin ASIC miner called the Miner B2, which looks to be more efficient than the popular Antminer S9i. More recently they also released the B3 on 2nd July 2018.

This guide will explain what the GMO Miner B2 & B3 are, and how they compare against other Bitcoin ASICs.

GMO Miner B2 & B3 specs

Well to start, the GMO ...

When setting up an Antminer S9, or any other Bitcoin miner, in 2018, power consumption is a very important metric as it ultimately determines your profitability. ASICs in 2018 use a lot of power, and the Antminer S9 is no different, with the top spec S9 using up to approximately 1371W (not including the power supply).

This guide will explain everything you need to know about the power con...

When you buy an Antminer S9i, one aspect that can be very complex is the technical specs (a list of various data like hashpower, power consumption, rated voltage, etc.). These specs are very important because they determine the profitability of a miner, and the environment needed for running it.

This guide will go through the Antminer S9i's specs and explain what each of them is.

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