Six Chinese application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturers take the top honors in dominating fashion this 2021.
Microbt, Bitmain, Canaan, Innosilicon, Strongu and Ebang are this year’s top cryptocurrency ASIC machine producers, with the first two, just like in 2020, taking a poll position in the market as far as the most powerful and profitable ASIC bitcoin mining rigs are concerned.
Per data available, the Whatsminer M30S++ by Microbt generates around 112 Terahash per second (TH/s) while using around 3,472 watts of energy. By today’s bitcoin exchange rates and an electricity rate of around $0.12 per kilowatt-hour, one Whatsminer M30s++ makes around $11.11 per day.
Bitmain another force to be reckoned with
Bitmain is proving to be one dominant force in ASIC manufacturing industry as well, being one of the oldest bitcoin mining rig makers. It has established its reputation in consistently making the most profitable machines in the world year after year.
At the time of writing, the Antminer S19 Pro, Bitmain’s top machine, produces around 110 TH/s and $11.38 profit per day while consuming $0.12 per kilowatt-hour worth of energy. Its S19j Pro miner, on the other hand, is capable of a yield of 100 TH/s, with the same cost of power while providing a profit of around $7.61 per day.
Mining rigs out of stock
Every series of Microbt’s Whatsminers are currently sold out and can only be obtained from secondary markets. The company has revealed it had multiple deals with institutional buyers that have purchased thousands of their rigs.
This year, Bitmain has also sold out every single one of its Antminer series mining rigs with thousands of its machines bought by institutional buyers as well. Its S19j models are out of stock as well and the company hasn’t revealed yet how much a unit would cost from the official distributor.
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