TagASIC Scrypt Miner

Bitcoin Mining Company SFARDS Pushes Powerful Dual Bitcoin and Scrypt ASIC Miner Chip

SFARDS announced they have taped out their 28nm ASIC that will allow miners to mine both SHA-256/Bitcoin and Scrypt coins like Litecoin. The power to gigahash ratio is aggressive according to their press release. They are also shooting for an April release of they miners to both large operations and small miners. SFARDS is a Chinese cryptocurrency mining company, created from the merger between...

Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer ZeusMiner Announces the Volcano

ZeusMiner recently debuted their next generation chips within their new Volcano miner. They also have several more tricks up their sleeves. Along with the Volcano, they announced that they are selling and shipping Gen 3 Blade upgrades for their existing miners. They also have announced they are nearly ready to debut their updated ZeusHash platform. CCN was able to get some details and a short...

Interview With the Co-Owners of Minersource

Interview With Matt and Dan of Minersource

One of the questions I get asked the most from readers is "What vendors and manufacturers are safe to buy from?" With so many companies abusing their customers like Butterfly Labs and KNC, or starting out well like Bit-Tech and then disappearing, customers are wary of what and where to buy equipment. One of the places I recommend is Minersource. Manufacturers like Rockminer drop shipped me miners...

Review: Zeusminer Thunder X6 NX Gen Scrypt ASIC Miner

Review: Zeusminer Thunder X6 NX Gen Scrypt ASIC Miner

Zeusminer has been hard at work making miners for itself as well as being the OEM manufacturer for many others. While this has kept them busy, they have also worked on getting ready to launch their NX Gen X6 miners. Zeusminers sent me over a Thunder X6 to review, and it has been fun with some interesting findings. Zeusminers X6 NX Gen miners use more chips at a lower voltage and clock to achieve...

CCN Reveals: Timeline of KncMiner's Struggle With the 20nm ASIC Bitcoin Miners

KnCMiner has previously received a lot of attention as the first "legitimate" Bitcoin ASIC manufacturer especially after the BFL fiasco, but has this once widely-touted company lost its touch and turned to the dark side? Editor's Note: KnCMiner's CMO, Nanok Bie, has reached out to CCN to clarify that no Neptunes are being used in their datacenter. Furthermore, he clarified that KnCMiner's 5% of...

ZeusMiner On The Global Scrypt Mining Network and Next Gen Scrypt Miners

ZeusMiner On The Global Scrypt Mining Network and Next Gen Scrypt Miners

ZeusMiner has been a hit in the Scrypt ASIC Miner manufacturer world. They released their miners at many locations in the field. First, they sold units directly to customers. Second, they did OEM manufacturing for companies like GAWMiner and Hashra. Being able to do both spurred huge growth for the new manufacturer. With the growth and large sales numbers, ZeusMiner has been able to surpass the...

Should I Purchase an Asic Scrypt Miner?

Numerous ASIC Scrypt Miners have already been purchased and their shipping dates are fast appropriating, but are these powerful mining machines worth their cost? By now there's a good chance you've already looked at purchasing yourself one or two asic scrypt miners to replace your CPU or GPU mining rig. If you haven't you can learn more about them here. They're less expensive, don't take up near...

Review: The Blizzard 1.3+ mh/s ASIC Scrypt Miner by ZeusMiner

ZeusMiner On The Global Scrypt Mining Network and Next Gen Scrypt Miners

ZeusMiner is the company that makes the Scrypt ASIC miner chips for many companies other than itself. It has positioned itself as not only a manufacturer but also as an OEM and re-seller of ASIC Scrypt Miners. Having to manage all three is a new and unique challenge as many companies are only one or two channels in the chain. So far, despite some bumps in the road, like massive demand at rollout...