The Antminer X3 was announced in March 2017 to mine the Cryptonight algorithm which at the time was supporting the Monero blockchain. The Antminer X3 delivers 220 KH/s for 465W. The Monero blockchain was supposed to be “ASIC-resistant” so this announcement was seen as an open challenge from Bitmain as to the fundamental rules of blockchain. Monero forked to disrupt the ASICs control of their blockchain resulting in multiple new projects. A few of these new chains still rely on Cryptonight as an algorithm.
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At 465W, the Antminer X3 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 X3 is the current cryptonight 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 A3
- Power Consumption: 465W
- Cost: $1155
- Hashrate: 220 KH/s
- Efficiency: 2.11 W/KH
- Probability of Delivery: Confirmed Real
If you do decide to purchase an Antminer X3, we hope that you’ll consider the Miners’ Union for your colocation needs!