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Bitmain released a new flagship Litecoin miner today… It’s almost twenty times more powerful than its last.
- China-based blockchain journalist Colin Wu tweeted from the Antminer L7 expo.
- The L7’s hashrate is nineteen times quicker than the L3+.
- Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has also put out premium mining hardware this year.
Wu reported that the new miner, the Antminer L7, has a hashrate of 9500MH/s and requires 3425 watts to run—the equivalent to 19 Antminer L3+ miners. The L3+ is Bitmain’s previous flagship Litecoin mining unit, and is still advertised on Amazon as “the most powerful Litecoin miner” with a hashrate of 504MH/s. Bitmain’s new model reportedly retails for 100,000 yuan (around $15,000) a unit, and the company offers an overseas discount of 13%. It expects to deliver the first miners by November this year.