Wij&rsquo,ve talked about Bitcoins before, and even waterput together a list of 20 places where you can spend them. But a list of places to spend Bitcoins isn&rsquo,t of much use if you don&rsquo,t have any Bitcoins. Sure, you could go to a Bitcoin exchange such spil Mt.Gox and exchange your money for Bitcoins, but there&rsquo,s always security risks involved ter doing so. If you determine to mine Bitcoins yourself, it&rsquo,d most likely take you forever just to mine one Bitcoin using an everyday laptop equipment. So, what&rsquo,s a budding Bitcoin enthusiast to do?
Well, if you&rsquo,re serious about getting into Bitcoin, and don&rsquo,t want to overeenkomst with the potential dangers of online Bitcoin exchanges, then there&rsquo,s only one thing left to do: invest ter a Bitcoin mining machine. Thesis are purpose-built computers where the one and only aim is to mine spil many Bitcoins spil possible, spil quickly spil possible.
Intrigued? Here&rsquo,s a list of Five machines that will be shipping ter the near future. Make sure you have some metselspecie to burn!
1. Fast-Hash One
There are three machine models ter the Fast-Hash One series of Bitcoin mining machines: the Silver Edition, the Gold Edition and the Platinum Edition. Thesis are Nineteen&Prime, rack mountable Bitcoin machines, with the main differences being their expandability and the power of the included mining modules. All three machines come with one mining module, but can be upgraded to have six.
The Silver Edition is powered by a 64 GH/s module and tops out at 384 GH/s. The Gold Edition is powered by a 128GH/s module, with a maximum hash rate of 768GH/s. The Platinum Edition comes with the most powerful 256 GH/s module, and can go up to 1.536TH/s. Overall, when fully upgraded, thesis machines will mine anywhere from 0.Two up to 0.85 Bitcoins a day.
While the Silver Edition does not support expansion cases, both the Gold and Platinum Editions support up to six expansion cases, with each expansion case able to hold up to 16 modules, for even more mining power. The Fast-Hash One mining machines are available for pre-order.
Two. CoinTerra TerraMiner IV
CoinTerra&rsquo,s TerraMiner IV is a water-cooled Bitcoin mining machine powered by CoinTerra&rsquo,s own in-house ASIC chips, the GoldStrike I. The TerraMiner IV is built on a 28nm process and comes ter a 4U enclosure with a power supply included, which is a rarity te Bitcoin mining circles.
The TerraMiner IV has four ASIC chips, and with each boasting a 500 GH/s hash rate, it means that the TerraMiner IV has a total hash rate of 2TH/s. At the current mining difficulty, that translates to just overheen 1.1 Bitcoins a day. CoinTerra also voorkeur that the TerraMiner IV is power efficient, albeit there are no numbers available yet to prove this voorkoop.
The April batch for the TerraMiner IV is open for pre-orders.
Three. Hashfast Sierra
Hashfast&rsquo,s Sierra is a high voorstelling water-cooled Bitcoin mining machine powered by three Golden Nonce ASIC chips. It is built into a 4U rack mountable case and comes with two Seasonic power supplies built te.
The Sierra has a nominal hash rate of 1.Two TH/s, which translates to about 0.66 Bitcoins a day spil of the time of writing. The thing with the Sierra, however, is that it doesn&rsquo,t have an on-board controller, so you&rsquo,ll have to connect the Sierra to a main control unit via USB. This main control unit can be anything that will run CGminer, a mining software.
The Hashfast Sierra is open for pre-orders and is ensured to ship by March 31, 2014.
Four. Black Arrow Prospero X-3
Black Arrow&rsquo,s Prospero X-3 is powered by 20 Black Arrow Minion ASIC chips built into a Nineteen&Prime, rack climb on unit. The Minion ASICs are built on a 28nm process and are an in-house vormgeving. The Prospero X-3 will also have a built-in LCD display that will showcase statistics and diagnostics.
The 20 Minion ASIC chips te the Prospero X-3 give it a hash rate of 2TH/s, good for about 1.1 Bitcoins vanaf day spil of the time of writing. The Prospero X-3 has bot designed with up to 20% under- and overclocks ter mind. It also supports the lightweight Stratum mining protocol.
The Prospero X-3 is available for pre-order and is scheduled to be available at the end of February 2014.
Five. KnCMiner Neptune
The KnCMiner Neptune is fairly possibly the grand daddy of all Bitcoin mining machines. The Neptune is basically four modular 20nm ASIC boards, designed so that the machine will proceed mining even if one (or more) of the boards fails. The Neptune goes after up from their previous miner, the Jupiter, which wasgoed built on a 28nm process.
The Neptune has a ondergrens hashing speed of 3TH/s, which translates to about 1.66 Bitcoins a day. This is a vast improvement on the Jupiter, which wasgoed only able to mine 0.6 Bitcoins a day. KnCMiner also mention that they have the right to increase the speeds spil it nears shipment, so the Neptune might end up being even swifter once it gets into miners&rsquo, palms.
The KnCMiner Neptune is presently available for pre-order, and is scheduled to start shipping ter Q1/Q2 of 2014, limited to 1200 units.