Jihan Wu, co-founder and chief executive of Bitmain, announced the release of a new generation of ASIC chips – BM1391 for mining.
According to the company, the new chip is stable and more efficient due to its unique structure and technology with low power consumption. Jihan said that the mass production of the chip 7 Nm will begin in the near future and will be applied to the next generation Antminer from Bitmain, improving performance in various indicators.
Last week, Bitfury announced the release of a new equipment kit for mining and a new 14Nm Bitfury Clarke ASIC chip for bitcoin mining (SHA256). The hashing power is up to 120 GH/s, the energy efficiency factor is only 55 mJ/GH.
New ASICs – a place for a competitive battle of many manufacturers. In addition, Chen Min, the co-founder and manager of the Linzhi company, announced the launch of a new miner for Ethereum and Ethereum Classic, as well as a new line of ASIC devices.
Innosilicon has introduced two new ASIC-miners – for Decred (DCR) and for SiaCoin (SC). Earlier Bitmain announced a new ASIC-miner Antminer Z9 mini, working on the Equihash algorithm.
Russian company Markscheider has developed the concept of ASIC-miner Markscheider B29 with reduced risk of overheating. The power of ASIC-miner Markscheider B29 is 29,5 TH, power consumption is 4,2 kW. Therefore, to work with the miner at home, two power units of 2.1 kW each to be used.
And Intel filed a patent application for a new method of distributed mining, in which distributed registries are automatically segmented and updated. And the processor can independently check that the new blocks are valid and can be added to the registry.