Bitmain Offering Cryptocurrency Mining Wi-Fi Routers
It only took a few days for the world’s second largest mining equipment manufacturer announced the sale of a TV set doubling as a cryptocurrency mining rig, Bitmain, the leader of mining hardware industry introduced a new offer in the market for home mining appliances. Hold on all, it is not the already-available crypto-heater.
No doubt, all crypto lovers and amateur miners will accept the product, not really for the profit but more because of the idea behind it. Bitmain has announced on social media the release of two Wi-Fi routers that can mine cryptocurrencies. The routers-Antrouter R3-DASH and Antrouter R3-SIA, are designed to mint dash (DASH) and siacoin (SC).
“The dual-function routers are models from Bitmain’s R3 series of products. They can be bought with cryptocurrency – bitcoin core (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH) and litecoin (LTC). The first batch comes at a special price – $58 USD.”
According to the company, ordered machines can be shipped within 10 working days following full payment. The routers immediately start mining crypto in Bitmain’s Antpool as soon as they are connected to the internet. Every buyer is entitled to a personal account on Bitmain. The account is set up at the time of purchase and helps every buyer to check their mining status.
Antrouter R3-DASH’s product page describes it as being designed and tested to mine only dash. Bitmain states that it is possible to use Antrouter R3-DASH to mine other X11 coins, the issue lies in the fact that its performance and efficiency are not guaranteed. R3-DASH has a hashrate of 300M/s ± 5%. It consumes 24.37W of electricity.
R3-SIA router s meant for mining siacoin, but can also mine other blake2b coins, of course, not with the same performance and efficiency guaranteed by the manufacturer. It comes with a hashrate of 11.54G/s ± 5% and 22.6W of energy consumption. Both devices weigh 0.6kg.