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Best Bitcoin Mining Hardware in 2019: Prepare For Super-Powerful ASIC Miners

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In lieu of parroting about the death of crypto mining, U.Today takes an optimistic approach by reviewing the best Bitcoin mining hardware of 2019
Best Bitcoin Mining Hardware in 2019: Prepare For Super-Powerful ASIC Miners
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The demand for Bitcoin mining hardware substantially dwindled in 2018 due to market woes but doesn’t mean that the multi-billion dollar industry is dead. Hence, U.Today takes a closer look at the most popular ASIC miners on the market as of January 2018.  

Top Bitcoin hardware manufacturers

Bitmain remains the biggest mining manufacturer with a market share of over 75 percent. However, its controversial IPO coupled with dwindling cryptocurrency prices put a damper on the chances of this juggernaut to remain at the top of its game.
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Halong Mining is a relatively new mining company that is also based in China. Notably, Halong is one of the most secretive mining companies in the crypto space given there is no information about their CEO, location or earnings, which eventually led to speculations that the company is a scam.   

Canaan Inc, which also expects to rake in more than $1 bln during its IPO, is yet another Chinese mining giant on the block.

Moving away from the armada of Chinese mining giants, it’s also worth mentioning BitFury (mining hardware and chips) that is based in the US.  

Picking the best Bitcoin mining hardware: beginner-level 

Avalon6


Canaan’s Avalon6 is a good entry point for those who are only making baby steps in the cryptocurrency industry. Here, we are dealing with one of the cheapest ASIC miners out there, which is rather simple to use on top of that. However, keep in mind that it only offers 3.5 TH/s of hash rate.  

In the US, the average cost of electricity currently stands at 12 cents. Considering this, you would get a $1.68 daily loss.
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Antminer S9

Antminer S9 is yet another Bitcoin miner that belongs in the ‘O.G’ crowd – this miner has long remained Bitmain’s flagship product that became ubiquitous in the crypto space. With a hash rate of about 12.93 TH/s, it also remains one of the most powerful miners out there, and one can say that S9 is truly the gold standard in today’s crypto space without any flowery.     
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When money is not an issue
Dragonmint 16T


Dragonmint 16T is the ambitious project that is supposed to disrupt Bitmain’s hegemony. At one point, that was one of the most powerful miners out there, boasting a staggering 16 TH/s hashing power. Halong Mining reportedly forked out $30 mln in order to produce this miner.
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Innosilicon Terminator3

Prepare for a monstrous hashrate with Innosilicon T3, the miner that definitely lives up to its ‘Terminator’ name. Apart from wowing miners with 43 TH/s, this ASIC, developed by Bitmain’s competitor Innosilicon, also strives to become the most efficient and, subsequently, the most profitable miner out there.
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Innosilicon Terminator3 is currently available for pre-order, which kicked off on Nov. Nov 11 with the minimum order quantity standing at three units (you will have to fork out $2279 for each). The first release of Innosilicon T3 is scheduled for January 2019.

In addition, you can also check out Innosilicon A9 ZMaster, which rivals Antminer Z9, one of the latest ASIC miners from Bitmain that is designed for Equihash-based currencies.  

Bitmain S15/ T15

Forget about Antiminer S9 – there are already more powerful miners in the Bitmain town. Give that a lot of competitors are already breathing down Bitmain’s neck, it didn’t take this mining giant too long to come up with its own next-generation 7nm miner - Bitmain S15, yet another gem in Bitmain’s crown.
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Earlier, Jihan Wu, the co-founder of Bitmain, gave a lecture in September where he claimed that the brand-new ASIC chip would be able to integrate more than a billion transistors with a ‘special circuit structure’ that could help the miner to reach the maximum level of efficiency.

Ebit E11+

Ebang’s E11+ is a more advanced successor of E10. With the hash rate of around 37 TH/s, Ebit E11+ stands out as one of the most powerful ASIC-miners out there, only lagging behind Innosilicon. It is worth mentioning that major currencies (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash), as well as some little-known altcoins (ACOIN, DEM), can be mined with this hardware.

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WhatsMiner M10

WhatsMiner M10 is an upstart on the block that became known to the world on Dec. 20. The plug-and-play Bitcoin miner offers a seamless mining experience with a 33 TH/s hashrate. The miner will set you back $1,475.
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However, Pangolin, a brand-new mining producer, also has a true beast up its sleeve – Whatsminer DCR. The behemoth of a miner, which you can currently buy for eye-popping $4,490, offers 48 TH/s, easily making Whatsminer DCR the most powerful miner on the market. Batch 2 ship date is scheduled for Jan. 10.  

GMO miner B3

GMO miner B3 is one more representative of the batch of future ASIC miners. It lags behind Innosilicon T3 in terms of maximum hashing power (B3 supplies you with 33 TH/s). Still, these miners are pretty much on par in terms of mining efficiency given that B3 has a lower level of power consumption.

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However, the Japanese mining behemoth recently made an announcement about shutting down its cryptocurrency sector due to falling cryptocurrency prices. GMO will continue its in-house mining business but it will stop selling its mining hardware. All miners are currently sold-out.

Additional accessories  


Apart from the miner itself, you have to buy additional devices:

  1. A power supply unit (PSU).

  2. A mining rig if you want to buy a couple of ASIC miners.

  3. A cooling system (although, some miners, such as Bitmain’s new water-cooled Antminer S9 Hydro, already have inbuilt cooling solutions).

  4. Internet bandwidth. It is commonly known that Bitcoin doesn’t require much bandwidth but mining rigs with a higher hash-rate will require a faster Internet connection.  

  5. Your computer. Just like in case with Internet supply, your computer is not of great importance given that your ASIC is used for computer power. Even Opteron won’t outperform a batch of S7 miners.

Is GPU mining dead?

GPU mining remains in the doldrums as of now, giving gamers a major cause for celebration. The ASIC monopoly has taken over GPU mining, putting an end to a democratized mining space. That explains why Nvidia and AMD have already left the market. Speaking of popular GPU choices, we still have to point out Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and AMD Radeon RX580 as the most profitable graphic mining cards. Moreover, you can currently purchase these at a super-cheap price as the mining difficulty continues to drop.
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CPU mining hasn’t been a thing since 2010. To put this into perspective, Antminer S9 has 1800 processing chips while high-end PCs only have eight corers.

Generally speaking, there have been three generations of Bitcoin miners:

  • CPUs;

  • GPUs;

  • ASICs.

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Mining hardware of the future

Having covered the mining hardware of the past, we are now getting down to the mining hardware of the future. Back in May, it was revealed that a lot of secret ASIC were built for Monero, making up almost half of the coin’s total hash rate. There are still superpowerful ASIC miners in the likes of ASICminer Zeon 180K that generate huge profits.
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While there are miners with monstrous hashrate (and most probably many ‘secret’ ASIC chips in the offing), there is one thing that becomes clear – crypto mining of future will be getting more and more centralized, but the expansion ASIC equipment could democratize this market.  

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Tron Price Prediction for 2019: How Much Will Be Cost TRX in 2019?

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At the beginning of January Tron is ranked in the 9th position in top 100 cryptocurrencies in terms of their market capitalization on CoinMarketCap.
Tron Price Prediction for 2019: How Much Will Be Cost TRX in 2019?
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Our series of cryptocurrencies articles and their predictions for 2019 and beyond is completed with an article about Tron price prediction 2019. We will mention scenarios about coin price forecast. Results of 2018 will also be shown as a starting point of our trx price prediction article.

Results of 2018

At the beginning of January Tron is ranked in the 9th position in top 100 cryptocurrencies in terms of their market capitalization on CoinMarketCap. Tron has a current value of $0.023808, a market capitalization of $1.586.908.038, a volume for the past twenty hours of $121.976.029, circulating supply of 66.631.954.397 TRX and total supply of 99.231.165.008 TRX.

On Jan. 1, 2018, the price of Tron was $0.044682, a peak was formed early in January 2018 at the price of $0.224499 and ever since a decline followed for the remaining of 2018. The current price of $0.023808 represents a decline of 48% compared to the price on Jan. 1, 2018. What experts think and believe about Tron in 2019?

Tron price prediction 2018

Our Tron price prediction for the remaining of 2018 and more specifically for December 2018 in our article called “Tron Price Prediction for December: One-Month Performance of -42.39%, Can This Change?” was that “The current trend is a strong downtrend and if we must make a TRX price prediction for the remaining of 2018 it is in favor of lower prices. What is a potential range for our price prediction? A level of $0.010-$0.08 for the end of 2018.”

The recent rally of Tron for the past twenty-four hours of about 10% and a current price of $0,020729 proved our Tron coin price prediction wrong. Our trx coin price prediction was based on the current downturn which changed direction in the past two weeks. What are now some Tron price predictions for the year 2019?

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Tron price prediction 2019

Four Tron coin prediction opinions are presented below as a first approach about what could Tron value be in 2019:

  • WalletInvestor.com is very pessimistic about the future business prospects of Tron predicting a 1-year forecast value of $0.000330 or a decline of almost 98%. According to this prediction if price is to move to this very low level then the recent rally would be an opportunity to sell the cryptocurrency. Nevertheless, this article is strictly informational and does not provide any trading recommendation.
  • Smartereum is on the other side with a very different and much wider prediction. They report that analysts are very optimistic about Tron in 2019. Their Tron predictions by the end of 2019 is a price of $12, which is based on fundamental factors, partnerships and advantages, important catalysts for the future price of the cryptocurrency.
  • CoinSwitch is also very optimistic about the price of Tron in 2019. They have a range of $0.05 - $0.06 for the first two quarters of 2019. By the end of 2019 the price could reach $0.11, which is positive as compared to the last year. In 2019, Tron will have positive effects from two important factors, security and privacy.
  • TradingBeasts.com has the following trx predictions for 2019. In January an expected price of $0.02 and in December 2019 a minimum price of $0.05, a maximum price of $0.07 and an average price of $0.05.

Tron price forecast 2019

Theoofy.com presents a few alternative scenarios about TRX price prediction in 2019 based on the positive and negative factors such as high trading volume and large circulating supply. There is a wide price range of $0.3-$0.7 for 2019 which is very optimistic as compared to the current price of $0.020662.

An important note is that the assumption of the constant circulating supply. If the supply changes, this will result in the change in market cap and token price. While this is an important note, we would mention the fact that fundamental factors such as business prospects and applications and a wider adoption of the Blockchain technology worldwide would be very important factors to consider. Regulation is also a key driver for the future price of cryptocurrencies.

Tron price prediction 2020

Tron Price Prediction for 2019: How Much Will Be Cost TRX in 2019?

For 2020 TradingBeasts.com forecasts that during January 2020 a minimum price of $0.05, a maximum price of $0.08 and an average price of $0.06 may be expected. By the end of 2020 in December a large price appreciation is expected with minimum, maximum and average prices of $0.21, $0.30 and $0.24 respectively.

CoinSwitch forecasts that in 2020 Tron for the first time could reach the price of $0.4 and that it will be a year high increased volatility compared to 2019. By the end of 2020 a decline of the price is expected from the price level of $0.30 to $0.24 in December 2020.  Smartereum has mentioned by 2020, the coin is expected to trade at $52.91.

Tron price prediction 2025

Can we make an accurate forecast five or six years from now about the value of Tron in 2025? Logic says that the further we move into the future the less reliable Tron predictions are. But for informational purposes here are some forecasts and TRX price predictions ranges for 2025. DigitalCoin forecasts that the price of Tron in 2025 will reach a maximum value of $0.10024417 in May. By the end of 2025 in December the price could decline to $0.06084865. Another forecast made by thenexttechs.com is that price could go up to $10-$15. With all these trx price prediction ranges we will conclude with our technical analysis for Tron and a conservative approach with a bullish and a bearish scenario for 2019.

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Tron technical analysis for 2019

Tron Price Prediction for 2019: How Much Will Be Cost TRX in 2019?

The optimistic scenario is that the bottom of $0.011 will mark a trend change with a recent uptrend formed and price could move up to the range of $0.035 - $0.051, a range with significant consolidation during 2018. For this to happen the price should close above the declining 200-period exponential moving average with a current figure of $0.0266. It is already a positive factor that price is trading above the 20-period and 50-period daily exponential moving averages. If global regulation issues provide a safer and more reliable environment for the cryptocurrency market in 2019 these price levels may be reached as they are probable and can be considered realistic based on the recent high volatility of the cryptocurrency in 2018.

An important level of resistance is $0.029 which is very close to the current value of the 200-period daily exponential moving average. We do not believe that the high price of $0.10 will be reached in 2019 or in the following years as it would only be feasible due to a higher demand for Tron and speculative momentum. Another crucial reason that could support a price appreciation for Tron in 2019 would be increased interest in ICOs and investments in the Blockchain industry. More capital raised, invested and used for business applications and solutions could send the price of Tron higher than our range of $0.035 - $0.051. Odds are according to our opinion that this most probably will not happen in 2019.

The pessimistic scenario is that price could fall below the recent $0.011 bottom. How low could price go is a tough answer, and a price of $0.0 is certainly a potential price. Without fundamental catalysts a more realistic price in the event price is to decline further would be the range of $0.05 - $0.08.

For now, a consolidation zone of $0.011- $0.028 is evident and at some point, in 2019 a breakout should occur. This wide range could send the price much lower in the event our pessimistic scenario is the one to be materialized. As a conclusion for our technical analysis for Tron in 2019, we estimate that the high volatility experienced in the cryptocurrency market in 2018 should continue in 2019. This high volatility makes the Tron predictions highly unpredictable.

All the opinions mentioned above about Tron price predictions should be taken only as informative. Only time will tell what the real price of Tron will be in 2019. 2018 proved a tough year for cryptocurrency. This does not mean that trends could change in 2019 without some pivotal developments.

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Constantinople Delay Makes a Dent in Ethereum’s Price

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Since Sunday, Jan. 20, $6 billion has been wiped from the cryptocurrency markets as Bitcoin is trading lower and dragging altcoins with it
Constantinople Delay Makes a Dent in Ethereum’s Price

Since Sunday, Jan. 20, $6 billion has been wiped from the cryptocurrency markets as Bitcoin is trading lower and dragging altcoins with it. The recent delay to Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork brought further dismay and dragged the coin’s price lower, which also allowed Ripple’s XRP to widen the volume gap between the two digital assets.

Currently, there’s an almost $1 billion gap between XRP and ETH, with the former sitting at a 2nd place, just below Bitcoin and the latter occupying 3rd place, having dropped into technical support.

Chart Analysis – ETH/USD

At the time of writing Ethereum was down more than 5% in the last 24 hours, trading around 117 against the US Dollar and testing a key technical support level. In recent past, the pair has hit 117 twice and each time, it was rejected higher with force. This successfully established a double bottom price pattern, which is, in essence, a bullish formation, even more so when it occurs at the (potential) bottom of a downtrend.

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It is important to note that now price is testing said level for the third time, so it can create a triple bottom, which would be an even stronger indication that a move up will follow. As a side note, the spike below 117 (a red candle with long lower wick) is just a result of market inconsistencies because it is not present on most other exchanges apart from Bitfinex.

If the pair cannot form the triple bottom, hence meaning that we are dealing with a break of the double bottom, the outlook will become strongly bearish because usually, a break of a strong formation gives way to extended moves.

Support zone: 117 – 115, 100

Resistance zone: 200 EMA (4-hour charts) and 134

Most likely scenario: high-risk trading, unclear until a bounce or break is obvious

Alternate scenario: timid upside movement based on RSI showing bullish divergence

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Bitcoin Price Pressure Increases. Bounce or Break Scenario In Play

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Bitcoin appears to disregard this alleged oversold condition and has traded lower over the weekend, testing the key support at $3500.
Bitcoin Price Pressure Increases. Bounce or Break Scenario In Play

According to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, “Bitcoin has been oversold”. He recently made the aforementioned statement during the Binance Blockchain Week event which is currently being held in Singapore (January 19 – 22).

However, Bitcoin appears to disregard this alleged oversold condition and has traded lower over the weekend, testing the key support at $3500.

Chart Analysis – BTC/USD

Currently trading around 3550, the pair has rebounded slightly after testing support at 3500 and is now showing a form of bullish divergence: the RSI is making a higher low while the price is making a double bottom.

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This type of divergence is not as strong as the normal one (price is making a lower low and oscillator is making a higher low), but coupled with the double bottom at 3500, which is a bullish pattern, it can trigger upside movement.

The bullish triangle is broken to the downside, so before we can see any upside action, the price must return above the recently broken trend line. If that happens, we could see a climb into the 3700 area.

Support zone: 3500

Resistance zone: bullish trend line followed by 200 EMA (4-hour charts) and 3700 - 3750

Most likely scenario: if 3500 holds, we expect a climb into 200 EMA during the days to come

Alternate scenario: break of double bottom (3500) and move into 3400

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Bitcoin SV Price Prediction. A Top-Ten Cryptocurrency You Need to Know About

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Bitcoin SV made news recently when it overtook the tenth spot in terms of cryptocurrency market cap
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Bitcoin SV made news recently when it overtook the tenth spot in terms of cryptocurrency market cap. The token network is now worth about $1.35 billion and is likely to increase is worth in the coming months. Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Satoshi Version, is a hard-fork of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain that is giving its parent a run for its money. The BSV is meant to embody the vision of Bitcoin’s founder Satoshi Nakamoto and bring the power of currency back “to the people”.

The real purpose of BSV is to tackle four fundamental problems within the Bitcoin universe and that is where its value lies. These include stability, scalability, security, and safety; the caveat is that we’ve heard all this before, and didn’t those issues lead to Bitcoin’s previous hard-forks?

BSV/USD is under pressure, but the outlook is bullish

Like most cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin SV has been under pressure in the last few months. A lack of coherent regulation and uncertainty for blockchain’s future are largely to blame. The good news is that the token has been stabilizing near the $75 range where it appears to be well support.

BSV/USD Chart

In the near-term, the pair is facing good support at the bullish trend line seen on the chart below. This support is consistent with the horizontal level at 75 but may be broken in the next few days or weeks. The reason is BSV hasn’t shown any type of bullish pressure so it’s very likely to see a break of said support, en route to 70 and possibly the low at 65.

BSV/USD Chart

Such a move would be a buying opportunity. The token is a match for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, both trading well above the $75 or so we are seeing for BSV. A move up is likely to see BSV touch and surpass the $175 level (where Bitcoin Cash is trading) on its way to retest the all-time highs near $225.

Bitcoin SV (BSV) wallet could double up as authenticating device

In a recent Medium post, Craig Wright, Bitcoin SV’s biggest protagonist and chief scientist at nChain, outlined a new way of using BSV’s wallet: as an authenticating method for smart cards. The application focuses on “the use of electronic cards (“smart cards”) to facilitate secure, feasible, yet user-friendly system authentication through a Bitcoin (SV) wallet.”

According to Wright, the application will comply with AML/KYC rules and could be used to verify identity documents (passports, etc.) and to increase the security of payments and/or file encryption. When or if the application becomes usable, remains to be seen but if they manage to deliver a working version sooner rather than later, Bitcoin SV’s price will most likely be affected.

There is some risk to this token as it still new but we’re talking about cryptocurrency here, risk is the name of the game until the regulation is consistent around the world. When that comes you can expect to see this and most other major cryptocurrencies spike sharply higher.

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Ripple News. XRP and Euro Exim Bank – A Match Made in Crypto Heaven?

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Ripple News. XRP and Euro Exim Bank – A Match Made in Crypto Heaven?

Euro Exim Bank has recently joined the long list of Ripple partners and seems very happy about it, hyping up their partnership and saying they are implementing both xCurrent (for payment processing) and xRapid (Ripple’s liquidity solution, using XRP).

Kaushik Punjani, the Director of the aforementioned bank had this to say: “Working collaboratively with Ripple and selected counterparts, we have designed, tested and are implementing both xCurrent and xRapid in record time, and we look forward to the benefits these will bring our customers.”

A few financial institutions are already using xRapid, but Euro Exim Bank is the first one with a banking license to get involved, so we will likely see a bit more movement on XRP charts soon.

Chart Analysis – XRP/USD

Ripple’s XRP is currently trading at 0.33 against the US dollar, down 9.50% for the last 7 days and up a mere 0.31% for the last 24 hours. It still holds the number 2 spot in rankings by market cap, albeit Ethereum is very close behind – both with a market cap of $13 billion at the time of writing.

XRP/USD chart

The pair is trapped between 0.32 support and 0.35 resistance, having bounced perfectly at both levels. Although there’s no clear winner, the bulls seem to have the upper hand in the short term (bullish RSI, coming out of oversold, last strong move is up), so we may expect a break or at least another touch of 0.35. If a successful break occurs, the next target will become the 200 EMA on the 4-hour chart.

Support zone: 0.32

Resistance zone: 0.35

Most likely scenario: a possible bullish break above 0.35, capped by 200 EMA

Alternate scenario: no clear direction, the pair remains trapped between support and resistance

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