It is clear that Bitmain has not gotten over the new release of the ASIC miners, but this time around the release seems to only be for the Asian market in the new form of the Antminer B3 ASIC miner for the Bytom (BTM). This new Antminer B3 is said to offer around 780 H/s mining hash rate with about 360 watts of just power usage and it will cost you about $27,000 USD, having the shipments start immediately.
But there is a limited offer on the units that have been developed, to be exact just 2500 only, so get ordering before they run out. The company will be limiting one unit per every customer just to ensure every investor is able to get a hold of this gadget, plus there are restrictions that have been imposed for shipping to Hong Kong.
Shipping of this first batch will be done on a first paid first ship basis as of 1st of May, but this will only be for the orders that the company has received the full payment.
But what is more interesting is that Bytom, the BTM, has just launched their main network and the mining will be starting soon. Thus if you have the ASIC miner ready just when the crypto-coin starts is something new and exciting to look forward to. However, Bytom went and listed Bitmain among their partners on the company website, so all this might not be much of a surprise.
What You Need To Know About Bytom?
Bytom is a blockchain platform that has been made available to the public, a platform that has been designed to transfer assets from the atomic world and straight to the byte world. The token distribution mechanism on the system shows that 33% of the Bytom is actually reserved for the mining rewards. As a result, the current mining machines will need to be equipped with proper AI ASIC accelerating chips.
And with the new Antminer B3, well, it perfectly meets these requirements for the Bytom miners, just to ensure they gain their profits. Bytom has also gone a step further in integrating a convolution and matrix calculations in there hashing process. As a result, this makes the miners friendlier to the AI ASICs than the CPU and GPU.
On one hand, with the expected demand in the Antminer B3, we should expect to see stimulated growth in the AI market and also drive up the need for deep learning of the ASIC chips. But on the other hand, the idle mining machines could be applied to the AI hardware, and this would greatly reduce the costs associated with mining.
With all these factors put in place, it is safe to say that the Antminer B3 will definitely build a bridge between the blockchain technology and AI. As a result, this will bring together the two cutting-edge technology that we see in the market. Since there is a limited number of the Antminer B3 we would advise that you get ordering and make payments to ensure you are not left behind.
The Bytom mainnet was launched on April 24th together with the sites unveiling and the wallet. And as of press time, the BTM was already trading at about $0.969 and the market cap had already hit $955 million, this is according to the CoinMarketCap, it is clear this coin is going places