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Riot Blockchain Buys 8,000 of Bitmain’s Latest Bitcoin Miners, Company Targets 1.5 EH/s by 2021

Bitmain Technologies Inc. said Monday that Nasdaq-listed Riot Blockchain is buying 8,000 of its Antminer S19 Pro bitcoin miners in a deal worth $17.7 million. In a blog post, the Chinese crypto mining hardware maker stated that the machines will be delivered in batches of 2,000 over four straight months starting January 2021. “We are glad to continue and expand our cooperation with Riot. Riot is a long-term friend of ours, and we have witnessed and assisted them in building up a powerful mining operation in North America,” said Irene Gao, Bitmain’s Antminer sales director of NCSA Region. “We believe…

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Bitmain Retains Only a ‘Minuscule Lead’ Over Competitor Microbt Amid Ongoing Power Tussle, Says Report

Bitcoin mining hardware maker Bitmain still has a “minuscule lead” over competitor Microbt despite the former’s ongoing power struggle and supply chain issues, according to Bitmex. Researchers at the derivatives exchange tested flagship products from the two companies, Bitmain’s Antminer S19 Pro and Microbt’s Whatsminer M30S+. Over a three-day period, the team measured various performance metrics such as energy efficiency, hashrate, temperature, sound, and “even the airflow speed from the main outlet.” It concluded that the Antminer machine, though priced higher, is more energy-efficient, achieving 29.7 joules per terahash (J/TH), compared with the Whatsminer’s 34.4 J/TH. Microbt has released a…

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Publicly Traded Firms Launch New Mining Rigs, Less Hashrate Than Competitors

Two of the top mining manufacturers from China that recently had initial public offerings (IPO) released two new mining rigs. Canaan Inc. and Ebang Communications both have shares listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, and the two firms just launched two ASIC mining devices with hashrates up to 63 terahash per second (TH/s). The two Chinese ASIC mining rig manufacturers Ebang and Canaan have recently released some new bitcoin mining devices. Canaan has launched the Avalonminer 1146 Pro (63TH/s), while Ebang has released the E12+ (50TH/s). Interestingly, both firms are listed on the American stock exchange Nasdaq, while the other…

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