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Developer Proposes Decentralized Bitcoin Hashrate Derivatives

Defi and Bitcoin Mining: Developer Creates Noncustodial Hashrate Derivatives ConceptThere’s a new concept called Powswap that lets people speculate on hashrate in order to hedge against price volatility. Powswap was developed by the software engineer Jeremy Rubin who believes hashrate derivatives products allow people to leverage new trading strategies. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia Powswap Where […]

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Mining Report Highlights China’s ASIC Manufacturing Improvements and Dominance

During the first month of the new year, the research firm Tokeninsight published its “Mining Industry Annual Research Report,” which covers the competitive bitcoin mining sector. Tokeninsight’s study highlights the fact that BTC’s hashrate increased by 80% in 2019, even though BTC’s year-over-year average price dipped by 1.9%. Tokeninsight’s report also notes that more than […]

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Mining Giant Canaan Faces Stiff Competition After IPO Shares Slump

Mining Giant Canaan Faces Stiff Competition After IPO Shares SlumpOn November 21, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Canaan Inc. launched its initial public offering (IPO) sale of $90 million worth of U.S. shares. Canaan shares initially sold for $8.99, but plummeted over 48% on December 16 to $4.65 per share. Since then, Canaan has launched a series of five new mining rig batches that […]

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Chipmaking Giant Samsung Reveals 3nm Semiconductor Prototype

Chipmaking Giant Samsung Reveals a 3nm Semiconductor PrototypeIn mid-December, Intel revealed that the company expects to design 2nm and 1.4 nm semiconductors by 2029. During the same timeframe, regional sources reported Canaan and Bitmain will reveal new mining rigs this year equipped with TSMC-based 5nm chips. Now, competition is growing stronger as Samsung has disclosed that the chipmaker succeeded in creating the […]

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Bitmain and Canaan to Reveal 5nm Bitcoin Mining Chips in 2020

Bitmain and Canaan to Reveal 5nm Bitcoin Mining Chips in 2020Two of the largest bitcoin mining chip manufacturers have plans to equip their products with 5nm chips in the near future. Just recently, China-based manufacturer Bitmain purportedly produced the world’s first 5nm test-grade bitcoin mining chip and more efficient mining rigs will see mass production next year. The firm Canaan also recently announced that the […]

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2019’s Bitcoin Miners Are 5x Faster Than Predecessors

Data Shows 2019's Bitcoin Miners 5x Faster Than PredecessorsHigh-powered bitcoin miners and next-generation semiconductors go hand in hand and as process node technology grows, SHA256 hashrate follows. Coinshares’ recent bi-annual mining report highlights that newly introduced mining rigs have “as much as 5x the hashrate per unit as their generational predecessors.” Advanced chip technology has grown relentlessly and it’s significantly bolstered ASIC device […]

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Mining Report Shows 65% of Bitcoin’s Hashpower Stems From China

Mining Report Shows 65% of Bitcoin's Hashpower Stems from ChinaAs the end of 2019 approaches, Coinshares Research has published its bi-annual mining report that contains informative research and observations about the bitcoin mining industry. Since Coinshare’s last report published in June, BTC’s hashrate grew by 50 exahash per second (EH/s) and the firm believes a decent portion of the power stems from China. Also […]

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Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO

ASIC Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPOEbang, the ASIC chip and mining rig manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China is allegedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. following Canaan’s recent Nasdaq listing and Bitmain’s secret IPO filing. The world’s third-largest bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer plans to follow Canaan’s footsteps with an attempt to be listed on the American […]

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Mining Giant Bitmain Confidentially Files for U.S.-Based IPO

Mining Giant Bitmain Confidentially Files for U.S.-Based IPOAccording to reports, bitcoin mining manufacturer Bitmain Technologies confidentially filed for a U.S.-based initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The news follows the alleged removal of cofounder and executive director Micree Zhan and the recent announcement of a facility in Texas with the capacity to house 300MW of hashpower. Also read: […]

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4 New High-Powered Bitcoin Miners Revealed

4 New High-Powered Bitcoin Miners RevealedBitmain Technologies and Canaan Creative have announced new mining rigs that process roughly 58-73 terahash per second (TH/s). Sources also reveal that Canaan’s initial public offering (IPO) could be listed in the U.S. next month. Also Read: Mining Firm Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding Bitmain and Canaan Introduce Bitcoin Miners […]

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Despite Lower Prices, Bitcoin’s Hashrate Remains Strong

Despite Lower Prices, Bitcoin's Hashrate Remains StrongPeople watching cryptocurrency markets have been patiently waiting for prices to rise and the overall sentiment to change. However, one thing that’s been extremely bullish these days is how BTC’s hashrate has doubled in the last three months. Even with today’s sluggish crypto prices, the SHA-256 hashrate has remained unscathed and continues to show persistent […]

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Crypto Spring Brings Strong Profits to Next-Generation and Older Mining Rigs

Crypto Spring Brings Promising Profits for Next-Generation and Older Mining RigsOver the last few weeks, cryptocurrency markets have been on a tear accumulating considerable gains following the notorious ‘crypto winter.’ Since the recent price hike this spring, mining digital assets with next-generation miners has allowed participants to secure significant gains and even older mining devices are turning a profit. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully […]

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Bitmain Aims to Leapfrog Competition With Its Next-Gen Bitcoin Miner

On April 28, the China-based mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies announced the launch of its latest Antminer T17 model which processes roughly 40 terahashes per second (TH/s). The machine delivers better power efficiency with 55 joules per terahash (J/TH) and the T17 is also equipped with second-generation TSMC 7nm semiconductors. Also read: Statistics Show Bitcoin […]

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These Next-Generation Mining Rigs Pack a Ton of Hashpower

A Great Deal of Hashpower Is Coming With 2019's Next-Generation Mining RigsLast week, mining manufacturer Bitmain launched its latest Antminer 17 series. Now Canaan Creative has published its own device specifications and pricing for the new Avalonminer 10 series that process between 31-33 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). In addition to Canaan’s latest miners, two more China-based companies are releasing next-generation miners this summer that mine […]

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Mining Firm Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding

Canaan Creative Reportedly Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in FundingThe sustained bear market has hit cryptocurrency miners hard and stalled the incredible growth experienced by hardware manufacturers that service the industry. It seems that investors are still willing to pour significant money into the business, however, judging by Canaan Creative’s latest raise. Also Read: In the Daily: Amun Funding, Coinsource ATM, Etoro Wallet Canaan […]

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Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet SeasonOver the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop in Sichuan. During the wet season […]

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New Malware Attacks Hold ASIC Miners to Ransom

According to reports from cybersecurity researchers, there’s a new ransomware virus on the loose that’s targeting bitcoin miners. A file locking program called H-Ant has allegedly infected certain Antminer models in China and if the ransom is not paid the software aims to destroy the infected machine. Also Read: Money Transmitter License Not Required for Crypto […]

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Report Claims Chinese Mining Giant Bitmain Is Prepping for New Leadership

Report Claims Chinese Mining Giant Bitmain Is Prepping for New LeadershipThe cryptocurrency mining manufacturer Bitmain may have a new chief executive officer in the near future according to regional reports. Bitmain’s director of product engineering, Haichao Wang, will apparently take the lead role within the corporation but no official timetable has been announced. Also Read: Nick Szabo: Central Banks May Turn to Cryptocurrency Reserves Over Gold […]

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Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released in 2018 Are Profitable This December

Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released in 2018 Are Profitable This DecemberThere has been a slew of bitcoin mining rigs announced during the last 12 months that claim to process more terahash per second while consuming less energy. However, with cryptocurrency prices so low, lots of newly launched machines are not profitable and many of them haven’t even shipped yet. Also read: Federal Agents Told This Silk […]

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Bitmain’s New 7nm Antminer Goes on Sale on November 8

Bitmain Reveals 7nm Equipped Antminer Sale Begins Nov. 8Mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies has announced the company’s latest Antminers equipped with 7nm semiconductors will go on sale on Nov. 8. According to the China-based organization, Bitmain will release two new models called the Antminer S15 and the T15. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Fork Watch: BCH Infrastructure Providers Reveal Contingency Plans  Bitmain Plans to Sell […]

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Samsung Begins 7nm Chip Production, Easing Miner Demand for Improved Semiconductors

While Miners Increase Semiconductor Demand, Samsung Reveals 7nm Chip ProductionAfter delivering 10nm semiconductor technology, the electronics giant Samsung has announced the firm’s foundry has started production of its EUV-based 7nm LPP process. Lately, Bitcoin mining rig manufacturers have added more pressure to the significant global demand for high-performance chips. At the moment there are only a couple of foundries producing them. Also Read: Bitmain Offers […]

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Trump Tariffs to Impact Chinese Mining Hardware Manufacturers

Trump Tariffs to Impact Chinese Mining Hardware ManufacturersThe escalating U.S. – China trade war threatens to have an adverse impact on the operations of Chinese mining equipment manufacturers, with imports of mining hardware now facing stateside tariffs of more than 25 percent. Also Read: Former CFTC Chair Advocates ‘Tech Neutral’ Cryptocurrency Regulations  Harsh Hardware Duties In June, the Office of the United […]

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Canaan Creative Announces New Avalonminer A911 Mining Rig

Canaan Creative, the world’s second largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining hardware, has announced a new mining rig, the Avalonminer A911, alongside plans to develop a mining heater and portable miner. The company has also purportedly expressed its intention of developing a 5nm mining chip. Also Read: Research: 1 of 5 New Hedge Funds in 2018 Is […]

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Ebang Announces 44 Terahash E-11 Miners With 10nm Chips

Ebang Announces 44 Terahash E-11 Miners With 10nm ChipsThe China-based Ebang Communication, one of the largest ASIC mining chip makers in the region has announced a new series of mining rigs this week at the World Digital Mining Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia. Ebang has revealed three new bitcoin mining rigs for its Ebit Miner E-11 series that claims to boast hashrate speeds between […]

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