This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng.
Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain launched two new Antminer 17 miners to the eager market on September 9, 2019. A day before the announcement, data from statistics and wallet provider Blockchain showed that the Bitcoin hash rate topped 94 EH/s to hit 100 EH/s.
Bitmain’s New Bitcoin Miners
The two new mining models, the Antminer S17e and T17e, are purported to offer the best value in the space. The S17e model delivers a hash rate of 64 TH/s and operates with a power efficiency of 45J/TH, while the more budget-friendly T17e offers a hash rate of 53TH/s and power efficiency of 55J/TH.
The new T17e model offers the same hash rate as the S17 (which has a power efficiency of 45J/TH) already on sale but at a lower price offering (with the T17e listed at $1,665 and the S17 at $2,727). Compared to the previously most efficient S9 models launched in 2017, the current S17 series is about three times more efficient.
The company also introduced a compensation strategy for…