Today Bitmain announced the release of the Antminer DR3, a new miner for the Blake256 algorithm used for mining Decred. The miner is slated to be the most powerful Decred miner on the market, with a purported hash rate of 7.8 TH/s delivered by 1410W. This proves to be significantly more efficient than the existing competition, the Innosilicon D9+ and is the latest in a mounting escalation between Bitmain and the its challengers.
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At 1275W, the Antminer A3 is an ideal choice for colocation. This unit performs optimally when using 208, 220 or 240V power sources which are often difficult or impossible to find at residential locations. The miner produces a lot of heat so it is best run in a location with a managed climate.
Bitmain is the leading manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining ASICs. A privately held company headquartered in Beijing, China. Bitmain was founded by Micree Zhan, the first to translate the Bitcoin white-paper into Chinese, and Jihan Wu, the current CEO in 2013.
Bitmain attained early success with the release of the Antminer S5 ad subsequent Antminer S7 which were the miner of choice in the era preceding 2016. The Antminer DR3 is now the current decred miner of choice for the next mining era (2018 and beyond). It is estimated that in the current mining era (2016-2018) Bitmain made $4B over this period. Bitmain has long dominated the SHA-256, Scrypt, X11, Blake2b, and Cryptonight algorithms and with the release of this miner moves to take back the Blake256 algorithm.
They also maintain the Antpool mining pool which is one of the largest pools on several cryptocurrency networks. Bitmain mines extensively with their own equipment and pools.
The Antminer DR3
- Power Consumption: 1410W
- Cost: 673 TH/s
- Hashrate: 7.8 TH/s
- Efficiency: 180 W/TH
- Probability of Delivery: Likely Real
If you do decide to purchase an Antminer DR3, we hope that you’ll consider the Miners’ Union for your colocation needs!