Following Bitmain’s product introduction of two new application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) bitcoin mining rigs, the mining devices manufacturer Microbt has announced the launch of two new miners as well. Revealed during the Bitcoin 22 conference in Miami, Microbt showcased the company’s new Whatsminer M50 series, which offers hashrate speeds of up to 126 terahash per second (TH/s).
Microbt Launches 2 New Next-Generation Bitcoin Mining Rigs
Bitcoin miners are getting more advanced as the latest machines revealed by Bitmain and Microbt indicate that next-generation mining rigs pack a whole lot of hashpower. Bitcoin.com News has previously reported on Bitmain’s upcoming mining machines that offer hashrate speeds up to 255 TH/s.
The first was the Antminer S19 XP revealed in November 2021, which boasts a hashrate of 140 TH/s, and the second was the Antminer S19 Pro+ Hyd. with up to 198 TH/s of computational power. Additionally, Bitmain revealed another hydro ASIC unit called the Antminer S19 XP Hyd., which produces a whopping 255 TH/s according to the company.
Now new Microbt-brand Whatsminer ASIC bitcoin mining rigs have been revealed and the company expects to ship the latest series by the third quarter of 2022. While the devices are not as powerful as Bitmain’s latest mining machines, the Microbt-made rigs are more powerful than the current machines in production today.
Microbt unveiled the latest Whatsminer M50 series at the Bitcoin 22 conference in Miami and the company’s top machine boasts a full-custom chip design and 126 TH/s in computational processing power. The company further details that the Whatsminer M50S has a power efficiency rating of 26 joules per terahash (J/TH) and it runs on 3,276 watts (W).
The full-custom chip design is a 5nm process, which improved upon the firm’s last bitcoin miner the M30S++ (110 TH/s). During the announcement, Microbt also hinted at a hydro-cooling mining rig that will produce “240 TH/s of computing power at 29 J/TH of power efficiency.” However, that Whatsminer M53 machine is not yet showcased or available for purchase on the manufacturer’s Whatsminer website.
The latest two Whatsminer M50 series rigs are available, as the M50S (126 TH/s) currently costs $10,924.20 per unit and the M50 (114 TH/s) is priced at $8,857.80 per rig. For reference, using today’s BTC exchange rates and $0.12 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in electricity, a 110 TH/s mining rig will produce an estimated $10.48 per day in BTC profits.
Current data indicates that at today’s BTC prices, the two Whatsminer M50 series machines would be more profitable. Microbt also detailed that it is ready to support emerging bitcoin mining areas such as North America. “Microbt is capable of producing and shipping over 30,000 pieces per month from its production site located in Southeast Asia this year,” the company’s press release notes.
“[The M50 series] will help customers to enter into the 2X J/T mining era, and stay in power that never ends for ESG-friendly mining,” Jianbing Chen, the COO of Microbt said in a statement. Meanwhile, Microbt’s machines are expected to start shipping in “Q3 of 2022,” while Bitmain’s Antminer S19 XP series is expected to reach the public by July 2022.
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