The world’s largest cryptocurrency mining rig maker has disclosed that it is developing a new bitcoin (BTC) mining machine with liquid cooling. Bitmain intends Antminer S19 Pro+ Hyd to be the most energy-efficient of the company’s prior crypto mining equipment. According to reports published on January 14, 2023, the X19 XP Hyd has a new ASIC miner with a computing power of 255 terahash per second (TH/s) and a power efficiency of 20.8 joules per terahash (J/T) while using 5,304 watts.
Antminer S19 Pro+ Hyd Specs and Prices
The news of the high-performance X19 XP Hyd came two months after Bitmain announced the launching of the Antminer S19 Pro+ Hyd. The S19 Pro+ Hyd possesses features like a hashrate of 198 terahash per second (TH/s), at a power consumption of 5445 watts and power efficiency of 27.5 joules per terahash (TH), plus the latest liquid cooling technology(similar to S19 XP Hyd). Ambitious crypto miners can purchase the S19 XP Hyd at $19,890 per piece, contrasted to its previous best product, S19 XP, which costs $11,620 per piece. Bitmain hopes that shipment for the new Antminer S19 XP Hyd will begin during the first quarter of 2023
Bitmain has also revealed the debut of the ANTSPACE HK3, a new crypto-mining container that can comfortably hold 210 mining machines and consumes up to 1 kilowatt of power. Bitmain-made containers are the ones that can operate their most recent energy-efficient miners.
A time that Necessitates Energy-efficient Mining Solutions
It has come to a time when the energy usage of proof-of-work (PoW) based cryptocurrencies like bitcoin (BTC) and others have become a hot topic of debate and great concern in various jurisdictions worldwide. Kosovo has become the latest country to criminalize crypto mining, and thus the need for clean, energy-efficient mining has become critical.
Therefore, industry stakeholders work day and night to make bitcoin mining as power-efficient as possible. Last October, Block Inc (previously Square) CEO Jack Dorsey revealed that the company was considering developing a bitcoin mining system built on open-source and bespoke elements to decrease the entrance hurdle for individuals and institutional businesses.
According to Thomas Templeton Block’s general manager for hardware, the intended solution will improve bitcoin mining performance and more. He tweeted that they aimed to make mining more decentralized and efficient in all aspects of the process, including sales, setup, maintenance, and mining. He claims that mining is much more than just creating new bitcoins; it is a long-term requirement for a distributed and permissionless future.
Bitmain’s long-term focus on BTC mining
Bitmain’s long-term focus on BTC mining has backpedaled. The company has expanded its adopting sustainability initiative by entering a joint venture with Merkle Standard, a sustainable bitcoin miner based in the United States.
With a collaboration with Allrise Capital, Bitmain has obtained a significant stake in one of America’s top crypto-mining centers. Bitmain would build up to 500 MW of clean digital mining infrastructure at Merkle Standard’s hydro-powered plants in Eastern Washington as part of the joint venture. This action could aid Bitmain’s market growth in the United States.