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How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin’s Civil War

Jul 29, 2016

8BTCNews

A delegation of American executives flew to Beijing in April for a secret meeting just blocks from Tiananmen Square. They had come to court the new kingmakers in one of the strangest experiments in money the world has seen: the virtual currency known as Bitcoin. Against long odds, and de...

Bitmain AntMiner S9 First 16nm ASIC to Market Miner

Jul 16, 2016

SCOTTFARGO

Bitmain has long led the industry not only in ASIC development but also in making sure they are available to more than just a few big customers. The other hallmark of Bitmain is they announce a new miner only when they are nearly ready to ship. No pre-ordering and long waits. The AntMiner...

Bitmain’s Antminer S9 Announced at 14 th/s Using 16nm ASICs

May 31, 2016

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Bitmain has just released the specifications and a rough shipping time frame of the long-awaited Antminer S9 using the new 16nm process for the ASIC. The new S9 uses 189 chips to achieve this speed across 3 boards. Power consumption has been dropped to 0.1 J/GH for a power pull o...