December 22, 2014 - AntMiner S5 announced and coming soon! December 22 2014The brand new AntMiner S5 has been announced and will succeed the AntMiner S3+ while retaining the same breadbox form-factor. With speeds of up to 1155GH/s while using just 590 watts as measured from the wall, the AntMiner S5 uses just 0.51 watts per GH and may be the most efficient bitcoin miner available to date. We should have our first batch of 20 available on December 31st, but our inventory is not expected to last long. Merry Christmas in case I don't update the blog again before the 25th!
November 7th, 2014 - Wow, these little AntMiner U3s are amazing November 07 2014
We just received 240 AntMiner U3s and Bitmain really gave them the white-glove treatment in regards to packaging. I felt like I was opening an Apple device. Check out the product pictures to see what I mean. Anyways, Bitmain didn't include power cables, so we're including a free cable to ensure it's ready to mine as soon as you get it - no extras required.
As many of you are aware, Bitmain has alerted the community that many of their AntMiner S4s from batch 2 contain power supplies that are prone to failure. Fortunately, they've offered to replace the power supplies for free. I've already reached out to Bitmain and provided shipping addresses for each of our customers who were affected. The replacement power supplies should be on their way directly to our customers right now.
Bitmain has also announced 2 new products. The first is the AntMiner C1, which is a 1TH/s water-cooled bitcoin miner that is in the same form factor as the AntMiner S3+. We have purchased 10 from the first batch (due to ship to us on October 25th) and will gauge interest based on how quickly they sell. My only gripe is that they don't come with the needed water-cooling components and one must purchase them separately. The second is the AntMiner U3, which is a USB-based miner that requires a power brick or a 12v rail from an ATX power supply. It hashes at 63Gh/s and is great for beginners (due to ship on Nov 5th). We plan to have both products available on the site within the next week.