Cryptocurrency mining has increased with more powerful machines being manufactured despite the 2018 bear market. As it stands, the most recent machines in the market have the ability to facilitate 28-76 trillion hashes in one second. The new ASIC mining rigs can be bought from retailers or the manufacturers themselves.
Best SHA-256 Miners In The Market
The year 2018 was quite eventful for the cryptocurrency stakeholders; the fundamental value of this industry went up while prices plunged. However, this did not stop miners from seeking new coins hence manufacturers launched new mining rigs to suit the growing needs. One of the notable tech advancements in the new mining rigs is the 7 & 10 nanometer (nm) semiconductors. These are created by popular Tech giants like Samsung.
Other features that the newbies are said to have been selling to the miners include minimal sound & water cooled machines. Despite the goals, these milestones came with a couple challenges such as GMO’s exit in the industry. The Japan-based firm was a major contributor to the number of mining rigs sold. Furthermore, Halong Mining also failed to penetrate into the market owing to rebrand accusations where they had used Innosilicon’s miner idea.
As the year 2018 ended, a couple of manufacturers within this industry launched new products to enhance the mining experience of clients. Today, a good number of them are available in the market through trusted third parties of the manufacturers. This article highlights the leading machines in hashrates and processing of raw terahash as of press date.
The Ebang Ebit E11+
The new E-11 series mining rigs were announced in September 2018 after successful completion by China’s ‘Ebang Communication’. These new machines have the ability to process 30-44 trillion hashes within one second. Stats show that this generation of mining rigs is the most rewarding in the market at the moment for Bitcoin & Bitcoin cash mining. Its average figures within 24 hours can sum up to a profit of $1.12. Initially, the machines were yet to be made available for mass consumption but this has changed over to allow direct buying from Ebang Communication.
One unit of the E11++ miner is currently going for $2,024 with the market expecting a batch supply of these in March. The E-11 series mining rigs consume 1980-2035W while their hash per second stands at 44 TH/s. In addition, they have been fitted with the latest DW1228 10-nanometer semiconductor to enhance their performance. This mining rig continues to enjoy the most profitable spot although this is subject to the new machines expected in March.
The Asicminer 8 Nano
This mining rig also enjoys a top spot in terms of profits for SHA-256 miners. It’s almost similar in features to the E-11 series apart from its 8-nanometer semiconductor and power consumption. Other than that, the machine processes 44 trillion hashes in one second and translates to a profit of $0.75 in 24 hours. One of its notable features according to the manufacturer is the 8 nm customized AM0813 semiconductors.
When it comes to price, Asicminer 8 Nano is more friendly than E-11 series mining rigs. One machine goes for $1,790 although its size is massive basing on today’s mining rigs. Its weight is 60 pounds with a measurement of 500 x 500 x 235 mm. Other inbuilt additions include a soundless water cooling, as well as neon, glows radiated by the mining rig fans. One can easily buy this mining rig via the firm’s website although the number is limited to only 48 available as of writing. Since its release at the beginning of Q3 in 2018, a good number of machines have been sold off abroad and a couple reviews done in informational platforms like YouTube.
The Bitmain Antminer S15
This company’s most recent mining rig has a hashrate of 28 trillion hashes in a second. It comes at an affordable price of $1,249 while consumes lower power hence can be supported with 1596W. Clients who already ordered these machines are set to receive them from the second week of January 2019 depending on the shipment destination. It’s diverse giving miners an option between 2 modes of mining and in-fitted with a 7-nanometer semiconductor. Similar to Asicminer 8 Nano, the Bitmain Antminer S15 has an odd design owing a parallel pattern for its fans.
In terms of profitability, stats based on the Asicminervalue.com show the average profit for SHA-256 mining with this machine stands at $0.15 within 24 hours. The company has however diversified to produce more cost-friendly machines but with low hashrates, an example is the 27 TH/s model which could save one up to $45. Bitmain has stated that these machines are power friendly, an issue most crypto miners have encountered in their practice.
The Innosilicon Terminator 3 (T3)
Innosilicon’s machines have been market performers for miners over the course of 2018 and now part of 2019. These mining rigs are fitted with Samsung manufactured 10-nanometer chips. At the moment, the T3 can be bought although the first clients expect their deliveries to be made in January. The specifics on this machine indicate a capable 43 trillion hashes in a second while consuming power at 2100W. Its turnover when calculated translates to $0.58 in a span of 24 hours.
Surprisingly, the T3 is costly than both E-11 series and the 8 Nano with a unit retailing at $2,279. The firm has indicated that its premier batch of these mining rigs is limited and will be sold on a first pay basis. However, those who might miss the opportunity to acquire one at the moment can wait for March when the company releases a new batch that will also be capped. Innosilicon prides itself in producing regulatory compliant mining rigs for the increasing crypto mining community.
The Asicminer 8 Nano Pro
This is another mining rig recently produced by Asicminer but appears to have done not so well compared to its counterpart. The mining rig can process a massive 76 trillion hashes in one second although this comes with a high power requirement of 4000W. Today, the 8 Nano Pros retail at $11,600 and buyers have to purchase not less than 5 mining rigs in one order.
With the prevailing BTC price, the 8 Nano Pro is estimated to make profits of $0.13 in a span of 24 hours. The machines have been fitted with 8 nanometers customized AM0813 semiconductors to enhance their mining performance. Just like its 8 Nano counterpart, the Pro comes at a big size of 500 x 1000 x 240mm and significant weight of 150 pounds. However, it has some upsides that include a silent water cooling within the hardware’s ecosystem.
A Profitable Future For Miners With The New Mining Rigs
Over time, the SHA-256 ecosystems have experienced a massive drop in the number of hashes processed in a second. Right now, Bitcoin’s and Bitcoin cash networks have hashrates of 40 and 1.5 exahashes in a second respectively. In addition, the mining rigs used back then are deemed to process non-profitable hashrates and have since begun their journey out of the markets. This includes lower performance machines for the company’s whose mining rigs are highlighted in this article. Most ceased to break even following the largely bear dominated crypto market of 2018. It is therefore inevitable for upgrades to make the mining process more inclusive and profitable for interested cryptocurrency miners.