Email from Butterfly Labs: "Everyone will receive the gh/s rate within 10% of their stated hash rates that they paid for."
I just got a copy of an email from a BFL client forwarded to me scroll to the bottom of this for the full email They say they are going to make good on the pre-orders within 10% for the original cost. I suppose that means they will be sending multiple devices to make up the difference.
I created a list of ASIC bitcoin mining hardware, is there any device missing?
I created minr.info, a list of currently discussed ASIC bitcoin mining hardware. This should be an up-to-date compendium helping interested people to make an informed decision. If you know about a miner that's not on the list, please let me know in the comments. Also, any other suggestions on how to improve the site are very welcome too. Thanks! EDIT: Thanks everyone for commenting, bug reporting and making great suggestions. I just deployed a new version of the site and did in fact implement lots of your ideas. Hope you guys like it!
My personal experience with Innosilicon A10 Pro (6G) 500Mh ASIC ethash miner
EDIT : This is about the 5G version, not the 6G. Hello, Since there is not much consumers tests online about the Innosilicon A10 (Ethmaster) Pro (5G) at 500Mh, I decided to share my personal experience through an "anonymous" account. I bought it around April 2020, arrived in May but for personal reasons I was only able to turn it on this summer :( The A10 costs me 3242 € + 70 € power supply (Innosilicon 1400W Power Supply) + shipping. I will not reveal where I bought it because this is not an ad, but it was through an european ASIC miner reseller. I know Ethereum 2.0 is coming and I'm aware this is a gamble. I would not advise you to buy it now, especially knowing Eth 2.0 is really coming now, DeFi is pushing at the gates and I heard rumors there is a 750Mh version coming up. So, it is my first ASIC miner, I did some ZEC mining with a 4 x 1080Ti mining rig two years go.
EDIT : EthToDoge pointed out in the comments that the A10 isn't an ASIC technically speaking The A10 is basically a box crammed full of laptop GPUs and some custom firmware and made to look like the Bitcoin ASICS. [Check out the comments for more information]
The A10 mining chains reboots itself every 9 hours on average. When the A10 reboots, it goes into an autotuning mode which can take up to 2 hours, but usually around 1h. When in autotuning, it starts at 0Mh and goes to it's full speed after the autotuning, not mining much during this phase because the autotuning mode causes a lot of invalid shares, up to 20% and going down to 3% when tuning is completed. The chains temperature are around 63°C, I don't know if this is the reason of the reboot. I'll try later on to get a better air flow. I fixed the temperature issue I had by placing in a better ventilated location, temperature is now around 53°C but that didn't fixed the reboot issue. miner web interface, you can see the hashrate drop due to the random reboot Performancesettings I tried balanced and factory modes, and I didn't saw much differences in the reported speed. In a near future I'll have a try with theperformancemode but I will monitor the power consumption when trying since the A10 warns me to pay attention to that when I want to enable performancemode in the web interface. The performance mode consumes around 10% to 15% more electricity than the factory mode, without noticing any difference in the hashrate or stability. I didn't had proper tools to measure the power consumption, my A10 was plugged in an UPS and it's load went from 43% usage to 55% so I'm assuming the difference is the extra power consumption. Changing performance settings causes the miner to go into autotuning. Autoupdate The firmware check is working, but I didn't manage to use the autoupdate. I had no problem to manually download the firmware and upload it, so not really a problem. My device:
Type A10L Controller Version g1 Build Date 15th of July 2020 06:13 AM Platform Version a10l_20200715_061347
EDIT : I upgraded to the new firmware a10l_20200901_053652 but that didn't fixed the reboot issue.
The current situation in crypto mining and crypto market
The March drop in the cost of bitcoin to a minimum of $ 3800 and the upcoming halving forced the manufacturers of mining devices to reduce the price of their products. In some cases, the equipment for mining has become cheaper by more than 20%. Most ASIC miners have already decreased in price since the end of last year, as they are valued based on the fact that the buyer will need an average of 15 months to return on their investment. Manufacturers adjust the cost of their devices based on this payback period in accordance with the bitcoin market rate and network complexity. The situation was complicated by the halving in Bitcoin price, which will take place in May. The reward for the mined block in the bitcoin network was reduced by half, as a result, most devices became less profitable. Earlier, Coin Metrics analysts said that many miners “capitulate” after the bitcoin halving. Experts said that current cryptocurrency price levels are “almost certainly” below the breakeven point for the least efficient miners. However, when this cycle ends, the industry should return to a healthier state, which, in turn, will positively affect the future growth of the value of the cryptocurrency. Thus, mining became less profitable. However, if you realize that decentralized cryptocurrency is the future and you want to earn, you know what you need to do. Trade. Not only trading is a viable option, but also it is much more profitable than mining. SwapZilla brings together all exchanges, all tokens, all news streams, and all tools. SwapZilla gives everybody a opportunity to effectively interact and exchange information and data. Through our platform, users will be able to:
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Atlas Rising: Utilizing Solar Energy for Crypto Mining
Before I acquired a better knowledge of blockchain technology, I almost got scammed by unscrupulous fellows who promised to help me secure a Bitcoin mining app for a fee. The supposed app was to be minting few satoshi everyday for me by just keeping it running on my android phone. I almost fell for this scam until I read about the rigorous process involved in mining bitcoin. Many people have lost their hard earned money to these fraudsters who paraded themselves as blockchain miners. The other way people lose their funds is through investing on cryptocurrencies that are not promising. Most people never bother to do a background check on the type of crypto they want to buy and hold. After buying the crypto with their hard-earned money, hoping to make an appreciable gain later on, they discover that the price of the crypto plunges instead of rising. Blockchain technology has not received a worldwide adoption due to these underlying factors that scare many people away, and depriving them of the benefits of using the technology. Atlas Rising created a project, the first of its kind, that functions more like a mutual fund and also utilizes solar energy. The project will utilize solar energy to mine cryptocurrency in order to reduce cost and environmental pollution. Atlas Rising is giving everyone an opportunity to invest into a more sustainable future via blockchain technology. Barriers Preventing Mass Adoption of Blockchain Mining of cryptocurrency is known to be electricity consuming. Many people have raised their concerns over the outrageous rate at which the ASIC miners consume part of the world's electricity. Also it is worrisome that the energy expended while using the ASIC miners can not be renewed. The cost of electricity has made the mining unprofitable to entrepreneurs who attempted to use the mining devices. Blockchain is perceived by a large percentage of people as a subject for only the technology savvy. They do not want to dabble into what they know nothing or a little about. This has slowed down the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology. Cryptocurrency market is still volatile. Unlike the conventional currencies that are more stable, cryptocurrencies are susceptible to inflation. Atlas Rising Benefits Atlas Rising is making use of green energy that is 100% renewable to mine cryptos. The solar plants will have the capacity to generate sufficient energy that is independent on the world's electricity. One of such solar projects of Atlas Rising is an 85,000 square foot warehouse which can generate up to 2,400,000 watts of power after installing solar panels on its rooftop. Rising Token The native token used on the Atlas Rising ecosystem is named Rising Token. Atlas Rising is making it possible for people to receive rewards that are generated through the solar arrays in Bitcoin. Holders of Rising token are entitled to receive this Bitcoin rewards. In order to ensure that individuals hold Rising token for the long term, and to discourage pump and dumb, the token will only be listed on an exchange after sustainable net assets. Conclusion Blockchain is not adopted worldwide yet largely due to the misconception of many people about it. Some are of the opinion that it takes being a tech-savvy before one can invest in cryptocurrency. They believe that until you get the expertise and adequate knowledge, you cannot dabble into Blockchain. Atlas Rising is using its team which comprises experienced crypto miners and entrepreneurs to help people to choose the best cryptos with potential for growth and profits. Atlas Rising is also making use of solar energy to mine cryptocurrencies to reduce cost, eliminate pollution and shed miners' power loads form the world's electricity. For more information, click on the link below: Atlas Rising WebsiteWhitepaper
Bitcoin mining: popular software for managing the processes
The Bitcoin exchange rate faced a significant drop not a long time ago, so a lot of miners think that mining this coin is not as profitable as before. However, Bitcoin is stabilizing, so now is the time to start mining it again. And, definitely, it is better to do this with reliable and efficient software. There are a lot of operating systems for managing Bitcoin mining, so making a final choice can be a rather complicated task. This guide is here to help you — it describes features, advantages and disadvantages of the most popular software.
Hive OS: an all-in-one solution
Hive OS is a highly secure and stable mining platform based on the Linux distribution of Ubuntu. Besides, you will have no difficulties with its installation, setup and use. However, if you have any questions, you can always get in touch with the support team. The support is provided 24/7, so you will get help very quickly. There is also an extensive knowledge base that you can use. Hive OS significantly simplifies even large farms’ management. A lot of things can be automated. For instance, automatic control of the fans, execution of commands according to the schedule, etc. Apart from this, switching between pools, wallets or coins takes only a second. The list of miners is updated regularly, just like the list of features — the Hive OS team is constantly working on the system considering the needs of the community. With Hive OS it is also possible to control the workers remotely. Hive OS allows mining Bitcoin on ASICs and GPU rigs, offers its own pool and custom firmware for ASICs. It is an all-in-one solution that you can use in order to make the management process simpler and increase your profits.
СGMiner: suitable for experienced owners of AMD cards
CGMiner is an open-source miner focused specifically on mining Bitcoin (although some other coins can also be mined here). It supports GPU, ASIC and CPU mining, and is available for the following platforms: Windows, Linux and OS X. While using all the traditional features (for instance, overclocking) you won’t have to pay a dev fee. However, this miner is not that suitable for inexperienced users — you at least need to have some knowledge of GitHub. Another thing to keep in mind is that CGMiner doesn’t work well with Nvidia cards.
Cudo Miner: a nice option for beginners
Cudo Miner is a simple to use crypto mining platform. Remote management, monitoring and overclocking — these and other standard features are available. Cudo Miner also offers automated mining and auto coin switching. Besides, if necessary, you can create custom templates in order to increase performance of your devices. On the other side, Cudo Miner doesn’t support ASICs. One more unpleasant thing is that the fees are based on the amount of cryptocurrency mined in the last 30 days, and they are pretty high. For example, for less than 0.005 BTC, the fee is 6.5%.
SimpleMining: the choice of GPU owners
SimpleMining is a mining OS platform supporting all modern Nvidia and AMD GPUs. Using it, you can take bulk actions on multiple devices. Standard features like overclocking and undervolting are available as well. Besides, there are a lot of miner programmes to choose from, but you can still add a custom miner if necessary. But please keep in mind that it is impossible to mix AMD and Nvidia in one rig.
Hashr8: for users who know everything about mining
Hashr8 is an operating system suitable both for ASICs and GPU rigs. The system also supports many pools and miners. You can monitor devices not only in the web interface, but also via the mobile application. Support is provided around the clock. Besides, Hashr8 can be used for free — this option is available to miners using up to 3 devices inclusive. At the same time, there are no other restrictions — free users can use all the functions of the system. However, despite the above-mentioned benefits, Hashr8 also has some disadvantages. Firstly, you can contact the support team only using the form on the website or by email, so there is no chance for getting help instantly. The website also has no FAQ, so if you run into a problem, you are likely to have to solve it yourself. Secondly, Hashr8 is a rather unstable system, which can affect your income.
Awesome Miner: suitable for centralized mining management
Awesome Miner allows managing and monitoring the mining operations, and supports ASICs and GPU rigs (CPU mining is possible too). Using it, you can perform operations both on individual miners and the groups, and build templates for easier configuration. Note that Awesome Miner can be used for free, but on certain conditions: you can have up to 2 miners, while the list of available features is rather limited. Awesome Miner runs only on Windows, but you can still connect it to mining software running on Linux. Apart from this, it can be difficult for a new user to understand how this solution works, as its interface is not that convenient and intuitive.
What Software to Choose?
Obviously, the final decision completely depends on your needs, but we recommend choosing a universal system that supports GPU rigs and ASICs. By doing this, you will have freedom of action. A similar recommendation can be applied to GPU rigs — if you prefer them, choose a system that works both with Nvidia and AMD cards. Make your choice wisely, and have profitable Bitcoin mining!
3 months later. How the profitability of mining changed after halving
3 months later. How the profitability of mining changed after halving On May 11, the size of the Bitcoin mining reward fell by half. The next time it will be in 2024. What devices will be profitable by that time, and what to hope for owners of obsolete equipment. In May 2020, a halving took place on the bitcoin network. The cryptocurrency mining reward has decreased from 12.5 to 6.25 BTC. This is a long-awaited event, which, according to the hopes of the crypto community, should lead to a strong increase in the value of the coin. For example, Anthony Pompliano, co-founder of investment company Morgan Creek Digital, predicted that the rate would rise to $100,000 by the end of 2021, primarily due to lower mining rewards. So far, the bitcoin price hasn’t responded to the halving as much as expected. In mid-May, at the time of the reduction in the mining reward, the BTC rate was around $9,000. To date, the cryptocurrency has risen in price by 27%. This year’s high was set yesterday, August 18, at $12,400. The hashrate of the cryptocurrency network showed a different dynamics. Its value fell immediately after the halving from 137.5 to 87 EH/s, according to bitinfocharts.com. Since mining bitcoins has become less profitable, some of the miners probably turned off their equipment. They could switch to mining other coins or completely abandon this activity due to its unprofitability. Later, when the BTC rate began to rise, the amount of computing power in the coin’s network also began to increase. So, from late May to mid-August, the cryptocurrency hash rate increased from 87 to 130 EH/s. But over the past three days, the figure has dropped sharply by 20%, caused by floods in China. Torrential rains in Sichuan province caused power outages that interfered with the operation of mining farms. Changes in hashrate and mining rewards have affected its difficulty. On May 11, at the time of the halving, this figure was at around 16.1 T. By the current moment, this value has increased to 16.9 T, in July rising to a maximum of 17.3 T. The decline in the reward for mining cryptocurrency was partially offset by the increase in fees. Until May, a single BTC transfer cost the user an average of 50 cents. By the current moment, commissions have grown more than 10 times, to $5.5. Mining profitability is now at around 0.114 THash/s. It fell sharply immediately after the halving from 0.16 to 0.08 THash/s. To date, the indicator has grown by 40%. This was due to the rise in BTC prices and higher fees. Development Director at BitCluster Dmitry Shuvaev said that the profitability of the device for mining BTC s17–73Th/s is now about 8 thousand rubles per month (at an electricity price of 3.5 rubles per kWh). The payback period is about 15 months. Old devices, such as the Antminer S9, are now unprofitable to use, they do not bring profit. But this situation may change if the bitcoin rate rises to $15,000. “We recommend our customers to buy the new generation S17 or S19 devices. It is these devices that will provide profitability until the next halving. Their break-even point is at $6,000 per bitcoin”, Shuvaev said. In June, specialists from the research division of the BitMEX exchange announced that in the long term, 2–3 ASIC miner manufacturers will remain in the industry. Canaan’s Avalon devices were the first to hit the market in 2014. Three years later, in 2017, Bitmain took 75% of the market. Subscribe to our Telegram channel
Bitcoin could abandon SHA-256 and adopt an alternative in order to resist ASIC dominance, but it is unlikely to do so. Critics such as Cobra and BTC POW Upgrade have advocated changes to Bitcoin’s mining protocol, but they have failed to gain traction. ASIC Profitability. There are several different models of ASIC mining devices on the market. In addition to a Bitcoin mining ASIC, you’ll need some other Bitcoin mining equipment: ... process used in the manufacture of the S9 is a major improvement upon the 28 nm design common to other modern mining devices. Although a 10nm process is on the horizon for 2017, further increases beyond that remain theoretical. ... This brand is created in China and produces reliable Bitcoin ASIC chips. The most popular among devices is Bitmain Antminer. The equipment of this brand is capable of mining coins of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Dash. Besides, the company owns one of the greatest Bitcoin pool. Canaan creative Today, the new trend for bitcoin mining devices is Application-Specific Integrated Circuit . ASIC has taken over the miners thanks to its unprecedented speed and less power consumption. ASIC Mining Hardware: What Is It? ASIC is dedicated to a specific task, so if it’s for mining, that’s the only job it can do. Entry-level Bitcoin mining devices can be relatively low cost, while high-performance miners can range up to over $10,000. When assessing ASIC hardware with the intent of Bitcoin mining, you’ll need to weigh up the power of the hardware versus the amount of power it draws, along with the cost of electricity in your region.
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