Over the last year, cryptocurrencies have lost a lot of value yet bitcoin miners continue to process transactions and earn block rewards. A bunch of new mining rigs were announced in 2018 that packed some serious hashrate. As the new year begins, some of the top devices that process between 28-76 trillion hashes per second (TH/s) can be now be purchased from ASIC manufacturers and third party vendors.
The Top SHA-256 Mining Rigs of 2019
Last year there was a ton of new mining rig announcements. Many of the new devices announced claimed to have next generation 10 nanometer (nm) and 7nm semiconductors produced by famous chip foundries like Samsung and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Other machines purported to offer more efficiency, quieter sound, and some of the mining rigs offered a water cooling system as well. Some new releases didn’t fare so well, like when the Japanese manufacturer GMO Group announced it “will no longer develop, manufacture, and sell mining machines.” Then there was the controversial Halong Mining, a startup that was supposed to be the new up and coming manufacturer in the crypto industry. The firm was accused of rebranding Innosilicon miners and the company’s website says people who want new machines need to subscribe to a waiting list.
The Antminer Hydro uses a water cooling system. Other mining machines like the 8 Nano have also employed water solutions.
Then, towards the end of the year, a slew of other mining manufacturers, some of which have been reputable companies for years,