The Bitmain Antminer L3+ is an ASIC designed for the Scrypt algorithm used for mining Litecoin. Until Bitmain or one of its competitors actually release their next generation miner, the Antminer L3+ is still the undisputed king of Scrypt. The Antminer L3+ supports 504 MH/s on 800W of power. Originally released in May 2017, the L3+ quickly dominated the Scrypt hash rate to the point of dilution by the end of 2017 and early 2018. Bitmain would later release optimized versions of the unit with tuned hardware performance resulting in 580 MH/s, calling it the Antminer L3++.
The litecoin/Scrypt algorithm blockchains became flooded in early to mid 2018 as Bitmain continued to produce and distribute units. In late 2018 however, the hash rate actually began to decline once again opening up mining opportunities.
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At 800W, the Antminer L3+ 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 L3+ is the current litecoin miner of choice for the current mining era (2016-2018). It is estimated that Bitmain made $4B over this period. Bitmain has long dominated the SHA-256, Scrypt, X11, Blake2b, and Cryptonight algorithms.
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 L3+
- Power Consumption: 800W
- Cost: $193 USD
- Hashrate: 504 MH/s
- Efficiency: 1.58 W/MH
- Probability of Delivery: Confirmed Real
If you do decide to purchase an Antminer L3+, we hope that you’ll consider the Miners’ Union for your colocation needs!