Chinese mining giant Bitmain before November 15 hardforum of Bitcoin Cash in a hurry to deploy a new power in the East. According to local publication DeepChain, it is about 90 thousands Antminer S9. It is reported that in the last few weeks Bitmain has held talks with almost all the miners in Xinjiang, offering a place to have their equipment.
Presumably this is done to strengthen the position in the “confrontation of computing”, that is, supporters of customer Bitcoin ABC, and among them is both Bitmain and Bitcoin SV (Satoshi Vision), backed by Craig Wright (Craig Wright) and Calvin Eyre (Calvin Ayre) with its CoinGeek.
The unnamed source also added that negotiations in this region that meet the requirements of the company for sufficient electrical power to operate mining equipment, the seconded half of the staff of the marketing division. And controlled by Bitmain pool AntPool has proposed to expand mining on each farm at least 5 thousand units of equipment. However, to cope with this extension can only a few miners.
We will remind that two weeks ago, Bitmain has introduced a new firmware for Antminer s9, which activates the optimization algorithm cryptocurrency mining AsicBoost. The same decision it was decided to implement in other models based on chips BM1387: Antminer R4, S9i, S9j, T9 and T9+. This is supposed to “improve the effectiveness of several models of Antminer and create the context for the development of a serious network with long-term plans.” And today the company launched a new Antminer S15 and T15 on the basis of 7-nm chip designed for mining cryptocurrency on the SHA256 algorithm.
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