Bitcoin (BTC) ASIC manufacturer MicroBT has revealed its new mining hardware, boasting a hash rate of 100 terahashes per second (TH/s). This product unveiling demonstrates that competition is heating up among major ASIC manufacturers, following Bitmain’s pre-sale of its S19 Antiminers.
MicroBT’s forthcoming M30 series of Bitcoin miners, the MS30S++ and the MS30S+, were revealed to 4,000 attendees of an online launch event on April 17. The company says that its flagship unit (the ++ model, of course) is capable of 112 TH/s at a power efficiency of 31 joules per terahash (J/TH). The M30S+ reportedly clocks in at 100TH/s with 34 J/TH of efficiency. These miners will expectedly sell for $3,900 and $2,800, respectively.
They come with a 12-month warranty, as opposed to the 180-day coverage previously offered by MicroBT.
While the company estimates the hardware will ship throughout the month of June, supply chain disruptions as a result of COVID-19 have left many in the crypto community expecting delays.
Rising competition between MicroBT and Bitmain
The Antminer S19 Pro boasts a hash rate of 110 TH/s at an energy of efficiency of 29.5 J/TH, while the standard S19 generates 95 TH/s at 34.5 J/TH. These units are priced respectively at $2,633 and $1,964 each, but shipping has