BitMEX analysts talk about the experience of using bitcoin miners from Bitmain and MicroBT
BitMEX crypto derivatives exchange analysts have tested equipment for mining bitcoin from Chinese manufacturers Bitmain and MicroBT, during which they came to the conclusion that the first everything still retains a slight advantage over the second.
For testing they are selected miners Antminer S19 Pro from Bitmain and Whatsminer M30S+ from MicroBT, which compared by several metrics including hash rate, energy efficiency, heat and noise levels. As it turned out, Antminer is an more efficient device with an indicator of 29.7 joules per terahesh (J / TH), then like Whatsminer is he turned out to be 34.4 J / TH.
IN then the same time, the main disadvantage of Bitmain miners was their low availability for the consumer. BitMEX notes that MicroBT devices are not only cheaper, but also presented for order right now, and Bitmain miners, according to information on own website company, were sold out.
The authors of the study themselves had to face delays in deliveries of the Antminer S19 Pro. According to their words, miner from MicroBT came in a few days, while Bitmain on this it took almost five weeks. The company explained what was happening “problems in warehouses”.
Representatives exchanges spoke with mining farm operators who expressed dissatisfaction with Bitmain’s logistics problems, but noted that they are not going to give up her equipment and are not even considering MicroBT. BitMEX explains that it will switch to a different hardware vendor can be difficult, as this will affect operational efficiency and maintenance costs.