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Bitmain Officially Launches the New Antminer T19, Available for Purchase Today on Bitmain’s Official Website

SINGAPORE, 01 June 2020 – Bitmain officially launches the Antminer T19, a new Antminer from the next-generation Antminer 19 series.

The Antminer T19 is the third model released from the latest generation of Antminers proudly developed by Bitmain. The T19 is equipped with a hash rate of 84 TH/s ± 3% and has a power efficiency of 37.5 J/TH ± 5%

The Antminer T19 is housed with the same generation of custom-built chips found in the Antminer S19 and S19 Pro, ensuring capable and efficient operations for mining cryptocurrencies under the SHA256 algorithm.

Comparing with the previous Antminer T17, the T19 greatly improves performance, allowing miners to achieve better efficiency and earnings.

The T19 also utilizes the new APW12 power supply and upgraded firmware, which offers faster start-up speeds for an optimized mining experience. Miners can expect the latest technologies found in the new model and begin selling on the official website on 01 June 2020, 11:00 (GMT+8) with a shipping date from June 21-30, 2020.

The Antminer T19 specifications are available on Bitmain’s official website.

To prevent hoarding and to ensure that more individual buyers can purchase miners in this batch, we have set a limit of 2 miners per user. For further sales inquiries, please contact Bitmain’s specified sales teams based on your region:

Selling Time: 01 June 2020, 11:00 (GMT+8)

Shipping Date: June 21-30, 2020

North, Central, South America:

Contact: sales.ncsa@bitmain.com

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa & The Commonwealth of Independent States:

Contact: sales.emeacis@bitmain.com

Asia Pacific: 

Contact: sales.apac@bitmain.com

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The story behind the ASIC evolution

When Bitcoin mining first started in 2009, it was considered a niche hobby for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Since then, it’s grown into a billion-dollar industry – with Bitmain leading this growth since 2013.

Bitmain’s entrance into the mining market in 2013 saw the emergence of the ‘ASIC era’, as the company sought to bring ASICs to the masses. Specifically designed to mine cryptocurrencies, the demand for ASICs has since continued to grow alongside the advancement of the bitcoin mining industry.

BTC mining: from hobby to global industry

Back in 2009, the only hardware needed to mine Bitcoin was a simple home computer (provided it had reasonable specifications). These computers would run standard multi-core CPUs, which would produce BTC at a rate of 50 per block. This would equate to a few dollars of profit per day.

Fast forward ten years and Bitcoin mining generated five billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2019. Despite industry growth volatility, these figures suggested an overall increased demand for bitcoin miners.

These demands first accelerated in October 2010, when the code for mining bitcoin with GPUs was released to the general public. Although the public was able to mine bitcoin for themselves, it quickly became evident that it was still not easy for GPU users to scale hash rates. So, it was only once FPGAs were introduced that mining really began to scale, as FPGAs are more power-efficient than GPUs.

By 2012, the mining industry was advanced even further with the adoption of ASIC technology. These miners were carefully designed for the specific use of mining cryptocurrencies, replacing the need to tweak the field-programmable component of FPGAs after purchase. As there will always be a need and approach to making a specific computation more efficient, ASICs were a natural progression in the Bitcoin mining industry.

Antminer is born

By November 2013, Bitmain introduced its very own ASIC: the Antminer S1, which had a hash rate of 180 GH/s. Just a few months later, the Antminer S2 model was released, with a significantly higher hash rate of 1 TH/s.

Bitmain’s ASICs were quickly getting more powerful, and more energy-efficient over time.

Antminer S1: Launched 2013

Rapid rise of Antminers as BTC makes history

Over the next few years between 2014 and 2019, Bitmain released numerous Antminer models to the market. In 2014 alone, Bitmain released miners such as the Antminer S2, S3, S4, and S5 – all with the aim of providing more efficient and profitable hardware to miners in order to keep up with the demands of the growing bitcoin mining industry.

On top of this, Bitmain launched the AntPool mining pool in 2014, further highlighting Bitmain’s commitment to helping decentralize the bitcoin network and put the majority of hashing power into the hands of consumers. This commitment was further highlighted in Bitmain’s 2015 launch of BTC.com, which introduced the top-leading blockchain explorer that efficiently offered users all information on the network. By 2016, BTC.com also launched its own pool platform.

With BTC making its historic price run in 2017, Bitmain continued to release batch variations of the S9 as well as entirely new models, such as the Antminer T9 which had a hash rate of 11.5 TH/s.

As the Bitcoin market continued to grow, Bitmain released 8 SHA256 models throughout 2018.

As the Bitcoin market continued to grow, Bitmain released the Antminer S15 in 2018, which was launched at the World Digital Mining Summit. The Antminer S15 provided long-term energy efficiency through its use of Bitmain’s 7nm chip that integrates over 1 billion transistors per unit.

By 2019, Bitmain had introduced its most popular Antminer models to date: the Antminer 17 Series.

Antminer Design Advancements

Antminers and the future of mining …

Since 2013, Bitmain has shown commitment to developing new technologies that overcome the new challenges of mining – and the significance of Bitmain’s advancements makes them leaders by example in the field.

Today, Bitmain continues to pursue its vision of bringing the future of mining to all. And that is why Bitmain has released the Antminer S19 and Antminer S19 Pro models, featuring hash rates of 95 TH/s and 110 TH/s respectively. The Antminer S19 series represents the evolution of Bitcoin mining, from the very first Antminer S1 to the ever-popular Antminer S9, reaching the present-day Antminer S19. The mining community has taken great leaps of development.

New Genenration Antminer S19 and S19 Pro
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First US cohort graduates from Ant Training Academy

Following an intensive two-week accreditation course for Level-1 Miner Maintenance, the first US-based cohort of students from Bitmain’s Ant Training Academy (ATA) in Atlanta has officially graduated.

As part of its ongoing commitment to support customers, Bitmain launched the course to support the growing number of US-based mining facilities.

The new academy seeks to provide a more convenient service for overseas customers.

“It’s fantastic that the ATA is now in the US and more accessible to my team and I. The course gave me practical experience around miner maintenance that I can now bring back to share with the rest of my colleagues,” said Brett Garman, President of The Blockyard LLC, a community of tech professionals and freelancers.

The ATA Maintenance Training Course is designed to educate maintenance personnel for mining farms on how to install, operate, and repair mining equipment. This course was also the first to run outside of Shenzhen, China, where the first academy opened in July last year

The students enrolled for this course were trained by Bitmain’s Senior Engineers of the Antminer Brand, who guided students through the foundations of mining farm operation and maintenance – as well as the more technical aspects of chip-welding, installing hashboard testers and software, and maintenance of the Antminer 17 series.

Bitmain acknowledges the hard work of the cohort, who were required to pass both a theoretical and practical exam with scores of at least 80 percent.

Graduates received “Level-1 Qualification” certificates, which validates that they have the basic skills required for miner maintenance. These ATA course certificates aim to be a global standard for cryptocurrency miner maintenance. With these certifications, graduates are also now authorized to buy miner materials. 

“Quality training is often what stands between proper long-term mining care and poor maintenance. It was a no-brainer to attend the US-based ATA course; the new location makes it much more feasible to get equipped with the right skills,” said Kyle Cosentino, Field Operations Engineer for Crusoe Energy Systems a technology-driven flare mitigation provider. 

Kyle Cosentino was awarded a certificate of Top Performance for his outstanding work during the training period. Kyle Cosentino was also awarded a gift voucher for as part of the prize.

Top student Kyle Cosentino was awarded for his outstanding performance

Overall, trainers were extremely pleased to see the keen interest of students, especially as this is Bitmain’s first overseas branch to open since the pioneer academy opened in Shenzhen last year. 

ATA’s next training period to run from 30th March to 11th April 2020. With only 10 seats available, Bitmain encourages potential students to register early. For further information, please contact us

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Bitmain strengthens global reach: names Bit5ive and Fastblock official distributors of Antminers in South America

San Jose, California, December 12, 2019 – Bitmain – the world’s leading producer of cryptocurrency mining hardware is strengthening its global reach by selecting two cryptocurrency mining consulting firms, Fastblock and Bit5ive as the company’s official distributors of Antminers in South America.

“South America continues to be an important region for the cryptocurrency mining sector. Our collaboration with Fastblock and Bit5ive will help us to build on the relationships we have with the mining community on-the-ground and instill trust in the sales process of Antminers,” said Irene Gao, Antminer Sales Director of NCSA.

Bit5ive, a Miami-based firm founded in 2013, that sells, hosts and supports the most advanced cryptocurrency hardware available on the market, will be distributing Antimners to over 30 countries in Latin, Central America and the Caribbean. 

“The Bit5ive team looks forward to a close partnership with Bitmain. The official distributor license will help to strengthen the trust South American miners have in Antminer’s sales process,” said Robert D. Collazo Jr., CEO and Co-Founder of Bit5ive.

Fastblock, a Mining As A Service (MaaS) company that has been providing mining consulting services since 2014, will be the main distributor of Antminers in Brazil.

“We are excited to be bringing our blockchain knowledge from managing over 20 mining plants since 2014, to Antminer customers in the region. We are also able to guarantee the best prices and have a highly skilled team that can advise on the most cost-effective solutions for any mining project ” said Bernardo Schucman, CEO and Co-Founder of Fastblock.

The two companies have been selected due to their capabilities in providing customers in those locations further expertise and added solution services such as: Customer Clearance Service, Logistics Service, Mining Farm Hosting Services, Consultancy, and more.

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Bitmain’s highly anticipated World Digital Mining Summit to address the future of digital mining with a focus on financial growth

Cryptocurrency mining leaders to speak include: Jihan Wu (Bitmain Co-Founder), John Ge (Matrixport CEO), Marco Streng (Genesis Mining CEO), and more.

HONG KONG, JULY, 30 2019 – The World Digital Mining Summit (WDMS) hosted by Bitmain – the world’s top 10 and China’s second largest fabless chipmaker – is set to return on 8-10 October in Frankfurt with a focus towards industry investment and innovation for the mining sector.

The second edition of the WDMS will expand its mining agenda to include various financial solutions into digital mining, mining optimization solutions, and showcase top mining and blockchain companies.

Over the two-day mining summit, attendees will have the opportunity to undertake workshops, hear keynote speeches from the industry’s leading minds, and meet new and old acquaintances from the mining industry.

Thought leaders confirmed to speak include Jihan Wu (Bitmain Co-Founder), John Ge (Matrixport CEO), Marco Streng (Genesis Mining CEO), amongst others. A full and updated list can be found here.

The 2019 WDMS will also provide attendees a chance to network with key industry decision makers, mining experts, investors and entrepreneurs.

The summit comes at an important time for the development of the cryptocurrency mining industry as the sector matures and demand for new and innovative ways to enhance digital mining grows. 

WDMS continues to be the ideal setting for global miners to gather, share ideas and shape the future of the mining industry.

The full event agenda and ticket details for attendees can be found here.

Members of the press can apply for a pass by sending an email to media@miningconf.org


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Pioneer cohort inducted to Bitmain’s Ant Training Academy for industry’s first accreditation course for miner maintenance

SHENZHEN, 15 July 2019 – Bitmain, the world’s top 10 and China’s second largest fabless chipmaker, has inducted the pioneer cohort for the Ant Training Academy (ATA) to officially launch the industry’s first accreditation course for miner maintenance.

“Until now, education around miner maintenance was limited to what industry participants could ‘hack’ together. The Ant Training Academy is part of Bitmain’s continued commitment to improve cryptocurrency mining standards, encourage more sustainable practices and bring credibility to the industry,” said Jiang Zhihua, Bitmain’s Global Marketing Director. 

Ant Training Academy Opening Ceremony

ATA’s Maintenance Training Course is designed to educate maintenance personnel for mining farms on how to install, operate, and repair mining equipment. The course runs for a two week period in Shenzhen, China.

The first 16 participants enrolled for this quarter were inducted to ATA’s Maintenance Training Course in an opening Ceremony in Shenzhen where they will be trained by Bitmain’s Senior Engineers of the Antminer Brand.

Successful course participants will qualify for a “Certificate of Accomplishment”, which will include an assessment of their skill level. ATA course certificates aim to be a global standard for cryptocurrency miner maintenance. High-performing participants will be awarded certificates of Excellence and Top Performance.

Ant Training Academy Programme

“Getting the maintenance process right helps to extend the lifetime of cryptocurrency mining hardware. But right now, it is difficult to find the right resources to help one to upskill. I look forward to taking ATA’s course as it’s practical, will save us the cost of sending miners for repair and would shorten the timeframe of miner downtime in the long run,” said Tang Huihong, a technician at a company selling second-hand miners.

Full programme details for ATA’s Maintenance Training Course can be found here.

Applicants for ATA’s next cohort can register via Bitmain’s website.

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As bitcoin price rises, Bitmain sees an increased interest in Antminers at Bitcoin2019

Cryptocurrency mining can only succeed if there is a community of miners and enthusiasts, so Bitmain was glad to participate in the Bitcoin2019 conference in San Francisco last week.

With Edward Snowden giving a virtual address, and a programme packed with countless founders, BUIDLers and C-level cryptocurrency history-makers, this was an audience that came because it cares about the future of Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency’s global potential for disruption.

Antminer Booth in Bitcoin2019

In the exhibition hall, the Antminer booth was packed with interested attendees who were looking to learn more about the Antminers currently on the market, and how to get started in cryptocurrency mining. Few things pique the interest of a bitcoin crowd like an imminent bull run.

Speaking to a buzzing audience on the Main Stage, Sharif Allayarov, the regional director of North Central South America, gave the audience a brief overview of Bitmain’s history, achievements, and Antminers.

Decentralizing knowledge 

With the background set, Sharif outlined the current state of Bitmain; clarifying the separate Bitmain brands, and each of their functions, before highlighting how they all fit within the blockchain industry, with a particular focus on service.

This offered an opportunity to provide insights into how Bitmain innovates and learns to best serve its customers, whilst also sharing how the company is growing at a pace it can maintain. 

Building on from Bitmain’s service repair training module comes in a newly updated program: The Ant Training Academy (ATA).

Promoting longevity in cryptocurrency mining

Ant Training Academy

As mining establishes itself as an industry, the bitcoin community has primarily taught itself how to fix Antminers and hacked together all sorts of genius solutions. 

In honour of their perseverance, and in order to extend the productive life of Antminers, Bitmain is establishing an academy to share the insights and techniques that keep Antminers operating for as long as possible.

This is also part of a commitment to pursuing sustainable ways to mine cryptocurrency, and developing innovations that serve customers throughout the product’s lifetime – not just at the selling point.

A continued commitment to improve the cryptocurrency mining ecosystem

In Bitmain’s six years, a lot has been learnt about the cryptocurrency mining ecosystem, as the company has grown alongside the ecosystem. It fits with a dedication to decentralisation to share that knowledge, and use it to strengthen the industry as a whole.

Swayed by the speech, Sharif was approached by throngs of audience members afterwards, keen to take his contact details to establish and further expand relationships to improve the cryptocurrency mining roadmap. 

The rising price of bitcoin has served to further fuel interest in hobbyist and aspiring enterprise miners alike, with questions ranging from the practicalities of which products best suit their needs, through to managing power efficiency and the best methods of maintenance.

It seems only apt that the cradle of technology innovation on America’s West Coast became the stage for a global audience to hear about this Chinese company’s renewed vigour in supporting all of its customers, worldwide.

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Bitmain releases next-gen Antminer T17, now available for purchase via official website

HONG KONG, 28 April 2019 – Bitmain has launched the new Antminer T17, the single mode miner from the highly anticipated Antminer 17 series.

The next-generation Antminer T17 is the entry model from the 17 series with a hash rate of 40 TH/s. It uses an entirely new design to improve the miner’s stability and performance while also effectively preventing dust, similar to the S17 Pro and S17.

The Antminer T17 features a power efficiency of 55 J/TH and is equipped with the new generation chip that offers deeper improvements on power efficiency, generating more income for miners.

Photo: Antminer T17

The Antminer T17 utilizes dual tube heat dissipation technology to reduce wind resistance. The space between the air inlet to the air outlet has been reduced by 50%, improving heat dissipation which further enhances the long-term operation of the miner and reduce maintenance costs for users.

The Antminer 17 series also includes two other models that can be purchased through Bitmain, the Antminer S17 Pro and Antminer S17. All products in the range come with a APW9 power supply to improve the power efficiency for a more stable mining experience and savings on electricity costs.

The Antminer T17 can be purchased through Bitmain’s official website. For further sales inquiries, please contact Bitmain’s specified sales teams based on your region:

North, Central, South America:

Contact: sales.ncsa@bitmain.com

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa & The Commonwealth of Independent States:

Contact: sales.emeacis@bitmain.com

Asia Pacific:

Contact: sales.apac@bitmain.com

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Bitmain Announces Specs and Release Times for its Latest 7nm Antminer 17 Series Miners

Bitmain has announced specifications and selling times of the 7nm Antminer 17 series ahead of the upcoming release date.

HONG KONG,  08 April 2019 – Bitmain, the world’s top 10 and China’s second largest fabless chipmaker, is announcing specifications for the new Antminer 17 series, as well as the regional selling times for the launch date on 9 April 2019.

Photo: Antminer S17 Pro

The new miners in the 17 series include: Antminer S17 Pro, Antminer S17, and Antminer T17. All three miners come equipped with the new 2nd generation 7nm BM1397 mining chips, which come with improvements to power efficiency and hashrate.

The Antminer S17 Pro comes in two variants, a 53 TH/s and a 50 TH/s model, and features three mining modes, which allows for greater customization as customers can switch between different settings to accommodate various mining requirements. When on turbo mode, the S17 Pro has a power efficiency of 45 J/TH. The normal mode operates at 39.5 J/TH, while the low-power operates at 36 J/TH.

The Antminer S17 also comes in two variants, a 56 TH/s and a 53 TH/s model, with two mining modes. When on normal mode, both models have a power efficiency of 45 J/TH, while the low-power mode operates at 42 J/TH. The Antminer T17 is set for a later selling date.

The next-generation Antminer 17 series will be released in two batches and will be available for sale on Bitmain’s official website according to the following timings by region:

North, Central, South America:

1st Batch: 08 April 2019, 23:00 PDT

2nd Batch: 09 April 2019, 09:00 PDT

Contact: sales.ncsa@bitmain.com

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa & The Commonwealth of Independent States:

1st Batch: 09 April 2019, 09:00 MSK

2nd Batch: 09 April 2019, 19:00 MSK

Contact: sales.emeacis@bitmain.com

Asia Pacific:

1st Batch: 09 April 2019, 14:00 CST

2nd Batch: 10 April 2019, 00:00 CST 

Contact: sales.apac@bitmain.com

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Bitmain announces selling date of next-gen Antminer S17 series

The Product Manager of Bitmain’s Antminer 17 series gives users a sneak peek into the features of the new miners which offer “steep improvement” in hashrate.

HONG KONG,  29 March 2019 Bitmain, the world’s top 10 and China’s second largest fabless chipmaker, is putting their new energy efficient miners that mine cryptocurrencies based on the SHA256 algorithm, such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), up for sale globally on 9 April 2019.

The key features of the Antminer S17 include: improved energy efficiency; higher hashrate and size compatibility with the previous S15 series.

The new miners in the 17 series include: Antminer S17 Pro, Antminer S17, and Antminer T17.

Ahead of the new model release, Yangxin, Product Manager of Bitmain’s latest Antminer series, reveals what went into the production of the new and improved 2nd generation 7nm ASIC BM1397 mining chips.

“The new miner offers a steep improvement in the hashrate in terms of space and power consumption,” said Yangxin.

The new chip equipped in the 17 series offers a 28.6 percent improvement in power efficiency in comparison with Bitmain’s previous 7nm chip, the BM1391.

Yangxin has specialized in the field of IC (Integrated Circuit) design for over a decade and currently manages miner production delivery, which includes system design and mass production. Here’s what he had to share on the following:

On the highlight features of the new Antminer S17, Yangxin said:

“There are two key indicators to look for when measuring the quality of a mining machine: efficiency and the hashrate:

The stand out features of the S17 are reflected in the following:

  1. Improved performance compared to the previous generation chip. Improved energy efficiency has a big part to play in this.
  2. Higher hashrate in a single miner. This increases the hashrate density per unit space and saves deployment costs for mining farms.”

On the improvement of the 15 series and the 17 series Yangxin said:

“Electricity bills are very high for Bitcoin mining right now so the improved energy efficiency means a significant drop in costs and, thus, increase in profits. Secondly, the new miner offers a steep improvement in the hashrate in terms of space and power consumption. This will be especially meaningful for mining farms when you consider the investment needed with set up.

On what’s next and whether there is an incentive to develop higher hashrate miners beyond 7nm chips Yangxin said:

“From a technical point of view, there is no end to the development of technology. However, in the short run, the driving force behind the development of next-gen miners beyond 7nm chips is slowing down due to physical limitations.

With the nm size shrinking quantum effects, among other new challenges, come into play. It is promising that TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) is already in the process of building 5nm chips. We will continue to follow the development of this technology but it is still early days.  

It takes several iterations to create new miners based on the next generation semiconductor process. The solutions to the challenges of nanometer scale mass production require more investment and further research and development.

Considering the rapid pace of development in this area in the past few years, the industry would soon have to find what the next generation would be. For the near future, 7nm would remain the most preferred in terms of performance and economics.”

The new Antminer 17 series will go up for sale on Bitmain’s official website on 9 April 2019.

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