Japanese IT big GMO Internet has revealed costs and specs for its new-from-the-ground-up bitcoin miner – the world’s first based mostly on a 7nm chip.
At a press convention, the corporate stated Tuesday that its 7nm ASIC (application-specific built-in circuit) that may energy the brand new B2 miner is designed in Japan, however manufactured in Taiwan.
The arrival of a 7nm chip is notable because it ushers in additional hashing energy for bitcoin miners, whereas on the similar time theoretically decreasing energy consumption, an essential issue for miners in in search of return on their funding.
According to a Bloomberg reporter who tweeted from the occasion, the B2 will present a hash price of 24TH/s, with energy consumption at 1,950W per unit – that breaks down at 81W per 1 TH/s.
By comparability, the present market chief – Bitmain’s Antminer S9 – provides 14TH/s at an influence consumption of round 1,300W.
The B2 might supply market main energy, if GMO’s figures show to be correct, however it’ll come at a worth – $1,999 to be actual. That’s in contrast with $837 for the Antminer S9.
As if there was any doubt that GMO plans to knock Bitmain of its pedestal, the agency’s CEO Masatoshi Kumagai reportedly said:
“I respect Bitmain, but we will top them”
As reported by CoinDesk, the B2 was revealed on May 24, with GMP saying pre-orders will begin on June 6 and shipments to comply with in October.
The launch comes following a months-long testing interval because the agency initially revealed it was researching and creating the brand new mining processor in September 2017.
GMO B2 miner picture by way of Yuji Nakamura/Twitter