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Ant Training Academy Offers Optimized Online Courses

Bitmain’s training service upgrading project ‘Ant Training Academy’ (ATA) made significant adjustments this year to ensure that participants worldwide can still be trained amid the global pandemic of COVID-19. ATA launched its online courses and has completed 16 online trainings courses so far, including 9 in Chinese and 7 in English, with more than 130 trainees participated, accounting for nearly 50% of the total number of trainees in 2020.

ATA is the only training institution and certification authority officially certified by Antminer. Based on years of knowledge dissemination and technology inheritance and accumulation, ATA offers optional maintenance training courses: onsite maintenance training and online maintenance training. Onsite maintenance training includes long-term courses (fundamentals of chip welding and miner maintenance training) and short-term courses (miner maintenance training only). Online maintenance training includes various training videos and documents, online trainer guidance, and Q&A.

Due to many participants being unable to attend onsite courses attributed to the pandemic, and with the growing urgency for maintenance training. ATA put together and developed high-standard online courses when the pandemic broke out and eventually came up with an explorative and practical solution as below:

The online maintenance training is composed of 3 phases. Material explanation, Q&A,  and examinations are modules included in each phase. The duration for the online training course is 14 days, and trainees can arrange the online learning time flexibly with exceptions for the assessments.

Course Content

Assessment: 3-Phase Examination (70%) + Theory Assessment (30%)

The maintenance training courses are currently available for the Antminer 9, 17, and 19 series. For the trainees who apply for the online training course from Oct.1, 2020, to Dec.31, 2020, a $200 coupon for purchasing materials on our official website shall be issued. Skills come from practice, so ATA still suggests participants take onsite courses if possible so that they can learn better through hands-on experience and face-to-face guidance from professional instructors.

More information about ATA could be found:

Online courses – https://support.bitmain.com/hc/en-us/articles/900003141683

Onsite courses – https://support.bitmain.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015970014

As a global leading technology company, Bitmain takes customer experiences as a priority. As a strategic role of Bitmain services, ATA keeps upgrading and evolving and will continue to upgrade training courses as market needs, especially to empower our customers with the ability to maintain and repair their miners, hence to reduce the losses caused by miner failures.

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Mining and Investment Summit 2020 Gathered Industry Leaders to Discuss Risk and Opportunities in Today’s Market

On November 24th, Bitmain joined hands with Matrixport to host the Mining and Investment Summit 2020. This half-day online event brought together the top leading companies in the fields of Cryptocurrency Mining and Digital Asset Financial Services, which delivered the latest and most significant Global Mining Trends, Risk Management, and Investment Opportunities currently happening in the industry.

The Mining and Investment Summit featured three keynote speeches and three-panel discussions. Su Ke, Sales Director of EMEA CIS Region of Antminer, participated and delivered the very first keynote speech, in which he addressed the current market trends, especially the growing demand for miners. He also announced the launch of Bitmain’s new products – Antminer S19j and S19j Pro, following the significant success of the 19 Series. The delivery date for this miner is set in June for China and July for the overseas market.

Su Ke then introduced Bitmain’s recent rack-style new product – AntRack, highlighting its key features, such as its modular design with hot-swappable features, upgradable hash boards, and the water-cooling unit. Su Ke also announced the AntRack to have an estimated availability in May 2021.

Following Su Ke’s presentation, Cynthia Wu, Head of BD and Sales of Matrixport, and Eugene Ng, Director of BD of Matrixport, discussed how miners could maximize gains and hedge risks in today’s market. They discussed Matrixport’s products of hedging with a leveraged bear, buy an insurance (buy a protective put), dual currency product, smart trend, and lending. This was followed by Thomas Heller, COO of Compass, who explained the current state of Bitcoin mining. In the panel discussions, industry elites talked about the global mining landscape, interesting mining trends in 2020, as well as the operations and investment into mining.

The summit came at a crucial time for the industry as the market demand for new and innovative ways to strengthen digital mining is growing, and the global landscape is undergoing a drastic reshape. Bitmain is looking to participate and even host more events like this to develop and share insightful observations and instructions, together with the top minds of the industry.

Interested viewers can find the event video here. If you are interested in participating in the next online event, feel free to contact [email protected]

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A Close-up at Bitmain’s Rack-Style New Miner

Earlier this month, Bitmain announced a new rack-style mining hardware – AntRack. With features customized for large-scale deployment, Bitmain developed this new product to empower its clients to explore more potentials for their operations.

AntRack adopts a pioneering hot-swappable modularized configuration. The hash board, control panel, power supply unit (PSU), and fans, are essential parts that are hot-swappable for optimized operations. 

The hot-swappable design makes it a perfect fit for large-scale facilities, as it ensures the convenience to upgrade while maintaining eco-friendly operations. Once the AntRack is installed, owners can easily replace all the essential parts without powering down. When the new generation chipsets are released, the current hash boards can be easily replaced with the latest ones, effectively upgrading the current AntRack with the most efficient hash rates and power efficiency. Thus, it significantly reduces the human and resource consumption into new hardware, ensuring an eco-friendly operation.

To ensure mining operations are uninterrupted, and maximization of ROI is achieved. The AntRack adopts a 3+1 redundant operation power supply unit, bringing a total of 12+4 redundant operation for the entire rack, which is all hot-swappable, avoiding potential losses caused by power failure.

As an all-in-one rack-style miner, AntRack can be deployed quickly and conveniently. AntRack can easily be deployed and operational once its 3-phase AC power cable and network cable are plugged in, and the inlet & outlet for the water-cooling unit are set.

AntRack Easy Set-up Configuration

Knowing customers will have potential requests for large-scale placement, Bitmain provides an all-in-one data center solution – ANTBOX, that can house 10 AntRacks. This is a customized solution and can be designed per the client’s requests. It delivers all the advantages of AntRack into one package – eco-friendly, easy to deploy, upgradable, and reliable. By configuring the 3-phase AC power supply, network port, and water-cooling system, mining is possible in almost every location.

AntRack AntBox Solutions

Several water sources can be used on the condition that the water requirements are met, such as purified water sources from lakes and rivers. Utilizing the traditional cooling tower system is another option for other situations.

AntRack Water Cooling Unit Requirements

The main parameters of AntRack are as following:

AntRack Parameters

AntRack is a perfect fit for large-scale deployment of mining farms and data centers. 

Bitmain adheres to the user-friendly principle. By actively challenging the market and technological innovation, Bitmain strives to bring better products and services that can truly solve problems for our customers. AntRack yet again proves Bitmain’s determination and commitment.

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Bitmain extends the warranty for the Antminer 19 Series

The Antminer 19 Series now provides an extended warranty, which is valid for all existing 19 Series (Antminer S19 Pro, S19, and T19). To guarantee a better after-sales customer experience, the warranty period for the 19 Series has automatically been extended from 6 months to 12 months for both shipped and future orders.

How to Check Antminer Warranty:

  1. Visit https://shop.bitmain.com and navigate to the support page. From the support page, select Warranty & Repair, then select Warranty Check. You may also directly go to the link via https://service.bitmain.com/support/warranty
  2. Users can find the serial number on the white label on the Antminer. Users can then enter the serial number in the search bar to check the warranty. (Note: Please read the serial number carefully and try to avoid entering the wrong letters or numbers).

Users can find more information on our Antminers Service Terms page.

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Bitmain releases Rack-Style New Miner, Bringing Next Level Computing Power

Bitmain is officially announcing a new rack-style mining equipment – AntRack. Featuring a hot-swappable modularized configuration, it is easy to deploy and upgrade with no need to turn off, and the rack-style design is an excellent option for customers of large-scale operations.

AntRack demonstrates strengths in terms as following:

Easy to Deploy and Expand

AntRack adopts a module design, including five key modules – 1 Rack, 1 Power Distribution Unit, 4 Servers, 1 Management Unit, and 1 Water Cooling Unit, and the crucial parts – Hash Board, Control Board, Power Supply Unit (PSU), and Fans – are all hot-swappable for optimized operations, significantly reduces the risk of machine depreciation while maximizing the effective mining time, making it a perfect option for customers looking to manage expansion cost and raise the rate of return. As long as the location allows, customers can set up as many AntRacks as needed, easy to expand anytime.

Suitable for Large-Scale Operations

AntRack Large-Scale Deployment

Rack-Style Miner is a perfect fit for large-scale deployment of mining farms and Internet data centers (IDC). AntRack can easily be deployed and get to work once its 3-phase AC power cable and network cable are plugged in, and the inlet & outlet for the water-cooling system is set. Besides, Bitmain provides an all-in-one data center solution – ANTBOX, each contains 10 AntRack miners. By configuring the 3-phase AC power supply, network port, and water-cooling system, mining is possible in almost every location.

Easy to Upgrade and Reliable

AntRack Hot-Swappable Design

The hot-swappable design of the AntRack allows replacing the hash board with the latest generation chipsets (7nm to 5nm, 3nm, and 1nm), each upgrade improves the overall computing power while maintaining the same power consumption. Also, each server of AntRack has PSU’s which provide 3+1 redundant operations to ensure that mining is never interrupted.

“Our design is driven by a problem-solving mindset. It has come to our attention that many of our customers are challenged when trying to expand their operations. The cost of equipment upgrade – not only the investment in new machines, but also the time consumption when turning down the old machines to switch with new ones. AntRack is our solution to that problem. Featuring a hot-swappable modularized design, AntRack can be conveniently and efficiently applied on large-scale deployment, while maintaining an effective management of budget in operation.” said Sun MingHui, AntRack Project R&D Director.

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Marathon Patent Group Purchases Additional 10,000 S19 Pro Miners from Bitmain

Bitmain – the world’s leading producer of cryptocurrency mining hardware announces that it has signed another purchase contract with Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (“Marathon”), the largest Bitcoin Self-Mining companies in North America for the purchase of an additional 10,000 next-generation Antminer S19 Pro Miners. With the purchase of 10,500 S19 pro miners in August and other deals earlier in the year, Marathon has by far bought a total of 22,660 Bitmain S19 pro miners this year.

500 S19 Pro Miners will be delivered to Marathon in November this year and beginning in 2021, thousands of S19 pro Miners will be shipped and deployed every month up until June. Marathon is looking at a total hash rate of 2.57 EH/s once all these 22,660 Antminers are in place.

“This collaboration continues to strengthen our cooperation and will extend to future work together as Marathon expands its presence. It is also another strong endorsement for Bitmain’s next-generation S19 Pro Antminers, which houses the most advanced chipset and impressive power efficiency of 29.5±%5 J/TH. We are glad to close another significant deal in North America and keen to enable more customers to boost mining capacity with an efficient approach.” said Irene Gao, Antminer Sales Director of NCSA Region, Bitmain.

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Bitmain Closed another Antminer Deal with Riot Blockchain, adding up to a total of 20,000+ miners Purchase within a year

Bitmain – the world’s leading producer of cryptocurrency mining hardware announces that on top of the recent 5,100 Antminers deal and 8,000 Antminers purchase last month, Riot Blockchain, a Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency mining company signed another purchase deal of 2,500 Antminer S19 Pro (110 TH), scheduled for receipt and deployment in December this year. In total, Riot has purchased 22,640 Bitmain miners within a year.

“This year has witnessed a significant expansion of our partnership with Riot. Overall, Riot purchased over 20,000 Antminers from us within this year. We are glad to accompany and support their growth across North America and becoming one of the top players in the market. This continuously growing partnership is also another strong proof of our industry-leading Antminers S19 Pro, which features a remarkable hash rate of 110 TH/s with an energy efficiency of 29.5±% 5 (J/TH). ” said Irene Gao, Antminer Sales Director of NCSA Region, Bitmain.

Last month, Riot just signed a deal of 8,000 Bitmain S19 Pro Antminers and another 5,100 two weeks ago. Starting from a 4,000 S17 Pro deal in this February, 20,140 Bitmain miners have been purchased by Riot within a year.

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Bitmain Signs Another Cooperation Agreement for Data Center and Custody Services with KASH PARTNERS

Bitmain – the world’s leading producer of cryptocurrency mining hardware, announces the signing of a new cooperation agreement between Bitmain Supercomputing Center Research Institute (BSCI) and KASH PARTNERS.

KASH PARTNERS is one of the largest cryptocurrency mining companies in Korea. The company plans to invest 10 million US dollars with stable income activities such as domestic construction of data centers, mining hardware acquisition, and custody services. By providing the most advanced mining hardware at present, the Antminer S19 Pro. Bitmain will support KASH PARTNERS with achieving their goal of a 30MW facility that can operate nearly 10,000 units of the most advanced miners.

“KASH PARTNERS has been a longtime friend of ours. We would be more than happy to broaden our cooperation and deepen the partnership that we have together. With the full deployment of the 30MW facility, we are paving the way for their goal of a 50MW facility. This will be a milestone for both Bitmain and KASH PARTNERS”, said Jelly Fan, Director of BSCI, Bitmain.

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Forge Ahead with Determination

A Review on Bitmain’s H1 2020

The year 2020 has seen strong turbulence in global markets and industries. In such a time of uncertainty, Bitmain continues to deepen its strengths with industry-leading chip R&D advantage, launch superior products that reset the industry standards. Meanwhile, through its leading experience and expertise, Bitmain keeps on completing its business ecosystem deployment centered on “hash rate” by launching new businesses and services in the hope to drive the development and upgrade of the entire market.

New Product to Drive Industry Standards: Breaking Record Highs Again with the Antminer 19 Series

Antminer 19 Series (Antminer S19 Pro, S19, T19)

In the past few months, Bitmain has once again proved its strong R&D capability through the launch of its record-breaking Antminer 19 Series, which delivers an impressive performance in the global market.

Antminer S19 Pro, S19

On 27 February, Bitmain officially announced the Antminer S19 and S19 Pro. Equipped with a custom-built 7nm chip from Bitmain and enhanced circuit architecture, the Antminer S19 series reset the industry standards with record-breaking power efficiency. The Antminer S19 Pro features a hash rate of 110 TH/s, and an impressive power efficiency of 29.5±%5 J/TH. The Antminer S19 is equipped with a hash rate of 95 TH/s, and power efficiency of 34.5±%5 J/TH. S19 Pro and S19 strongly proved Bitmain’s outstanding innovation capability and position as a leader in the market.

Antminer T19

On June 1st, Bitmain launched the Antminer T19, which is housed with the same generation of custom-built chips found in the Antminer S19 and S19 Pro. Utilizing the new APW12 power supply and upgraded firmware, the T19 offers faster start-up speeds for an optimized mining experience. The T19 is equipped with a hash rate of 84 TH/s ± 3% and has a power efficiency of 37.5 J/TH ± 5%. Comparing with the previous Antminer T17, the T19 greatly improves performance, allowing miners to achieve better efficiency and earnings.

Antminer Z15

Antminer Z15

On May 7th, Bitmain launched the Antminer Z15, featuring a hash rate of 420 KSol/s, and 1510 W power consumption. This is the 3rd generation of Bitmain’s Equihash algorithm miner, which is used for mining ZEC (Zcash) and other cryptocurrencies under Equihash mining. Antminer Z11 was the model with the highest hash rate in the market before Z15, which has made significant improvement on both hash rate and power efficiency.

New Deals to Support Growth Globally: Avoid Potential Shortage through Long-Term Deals

In the past few months, Bitmain has announced multiple purchase deals of millions of USD. Through these long-term deals, Bitmain has built strategic relations with customers while ensuring a stable supply cycle.

On June 27th, the leading blockchain hosting provider Core Scientific announced that it has again partnered with Bitmain to facilitate the purchase of 17,595 units of the Antminer 19 Series. Before that, Core Scientific cooperated with Bitmain to bring the very first Antminer Training Academy to North America last year.

The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency mining company Marathon Patent Group announced on August 14th that it has entered into a Long-Term Purchase Contract with Bitmain for the purchase of 10,500 next-generation Antminer S19 Pro ASIC Miners. It is expected that the total 13,520 Antminers will be generating 1.55 Exahash upon full installation.

On August 18th, Riot Blockchain announced a new milestone purchase of 8,000 Antminer S19 Pros from Bitmain with delivery starting January 2021 and continuing through April 2021 until the order is complete. Until then, Riot Blockchain has purchased over 20,140 Antminers from Bitmain within a year.

New Services to Raise Industry Standards: Comprehensively Improved Customer Experiences

Since the beginning of the year, Bitmain launched a series of new offerings, aiming to advance customer experience from all perspectives.

Bitmain Supercomputing Center Research Institute (BSCI)

Bitmain Supercomputing Center Research Institute

Bitmain announced the establishment of the Bitmain Supercomputing Center Research Institute (BSCI) in April. BSCI aims to provide customers with one-stop services on supercomputing centers, from introductory consulting, investment construction, and quality upgrades. It will provide a “turnkey” service for supercomputing centers, which includes standardized design and evaluation of the center, engineering management and consulting, and operation of the supercomputing center.

Hash Guard

Bitmain’s Hash Guard Capabilities

Earlier this year, Bitmain launched the service “Hash Guard”, to provide high-standard maintenance and repair services that set standards for the market. Originally, Hash Guard was a miner operation and repair team established by Bitmain Group in 2014. After five years of growth and development, it has formed a professional team covering miners’ operation, repair, electrical, network, and system development. With a good reputation and excellent professional ability in the industry, our service scope is now spread all over the world. In China, North America, Europe, Central Asia, and other regions, Hash Guard is operating more than 50 data centers and has managed 600,000 miners.

R2-D2

R2-D2 Miner Development

Early in 2020, Bitmain made the decision to channel efforts into the creation of the new R2-D2 branch, the brainchild of the strategic business unit at Bitmain, built to cater for the next generation of mining technology. R2-D2 is an initiative that facilitates investors in having exclusive rights to build their own Antminers. As part of the program, customers will have exclusive usage rights for one year. It works as a long-term solution aimed at growing the mining industry while evolving into the usage of multiple cryptocurrencies. This initiative has more than 40 core design team members working on it, with more than 10 years of professional experience. This development is huge for Bitmain who have been championing mining innovator since 2013.

Upgrade on Training Courses to Attract more Participants: Standardized Training System to Nurture Talents Ready for the Future

Ant Training Academy is a training service project (hereinafter referred to as “Ant Academy” or “ATA”), which was launched by Bitmain based on years of knowledge dissemination and technology inheritance and accumulation. It is the sole training institution and certification authority officially certified by Antminer.

In August, ATA announced the upgrade on its course plan, to attract more talents with more course setting options, in the hope to prepare more qualified professional staff for the industry. 

Currently, the core course of ATA is maintenance training, with the upgrade presently including the 19 Series training program. Also, it now has two options in terms of training periods –a long-term training program lasting two weeks, and a short-term training program lasting five days only – each class now scaled down to eight participants, with the option of elective courses to match the needs of different groups. Successful course participants will qualify for a “Certificate of Accomplishment”, which will include an assessment of their skill level.

Only those who sit through the night could embrace the first ray of sunshine. Bitmain will keep on the Hashrate-centered strategy to advance the evolution of the entire industry and keep on forging ahead to explore more possibilities.

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Bitmain Set First Cooperative Repair Center in North America through Partnership with Core Scientific

Singapore, Oct. 02, 2020 – Bitmain – the world’s leading producer of cryptocurrency mining hardware announces that it has expanded the partnership with Core Scientific, to set up the first cooperative repair center in North America. This action is set to make sure customers in North America can get machines repaired with original parts while reducing the downtime of sending machines back to China.

“We are so excited to expand our offerings in North America through this partnership with Core Scientific,” said Irene Gao, Antminer Sales Director of NCSA Region, Bitmain. “Although Bitmain has made significant improvements in product design, miners are usually in a non-stop working status, making maintenance and repairs a rigid demand of our customers. We have been trying as hard as we can to make sure our customers around the world get effective and efficient services. This cooperative repair center is not only another milestone of our partnership with Core Scientific, but one step further of our commitment to local markets in North America.”

“Having a repair center close to miners in the United States is key to improving efficiency when it comes to repairing mining rigs,” said Kevin Turner, CEO of Core Scientific. “By eliminating the substantial economic and opportunity costs associated with sending equipment back to Asia to be fixed, we can help Bitmain – and the mining industry as a whole – continue to grow. Our skilled in-house engineering team is primed and ready, and will now have access to original replacement components to ensure units stay in warranty.”

As Bitmain’s cooperative repair center, Core Scientific will be able to perform repairs for any customer whose Antminer warranties have expired. Repairs will be completed by engineers who have attained Bitmain’s Ant Training Academy certification.

This announcement marks another milestone in Bitmain’s partnership with Core Scientific. As a leading mining operator, Core Scientific continues facilitating its operation with Bitmain’s products, and just recently announced a purchase of nearly 18,000 units of Bitmain bitcoin mining machines. Earlier this year, Bitmain and Core Scientific announced to the establishment of the first Ant Training Academy in North America, providing training and accreditation to local participants.

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