As previously reported by Coinmod last February 28, Bitmain introduced its latest iteration of the AntMiner, and now it has sold out. The largest manufacturer of Bitcoin ASIC miners in the world has reportedly sold out its very first round of local AntMiner S19 sales in the meager 24 hours upon order accepting.
It was on March 23, wherein Bitmain announced via Twitter their plan to execute the first round of orders for the long-awaited AntMiner S19s. It sold out immediately then without even passing a single day.
As we may recall, the first releasing versions of the AntMiner S19 will reportedly have a hash rate of 95 TH/s alongside an energy-efficient consumption of 4.5±5% J/TH. Meanwhile, its brother – the AntMiner S19 Pro will have even more exceptional features. It boasts an impressive hash rate of 110 TH/s with an energy efficiency of 29.5±5% J/TH. The second version for both systems is expected to feature a reduced hash rate of none less than 5 TH/s.
As for its costs, the regular S19 is estimated to have a price value of $2,180, while the pro version would cost unsurprisingly heftier at $2,920. Bitmain then stated that international sales would indeed be coming soon.
Lastly, customers who successfully got in on the first round of orders may expect their units to arrive between May 11 and May 20.
Bitmain is being accused of front-running the miners
Several comments made in response to the announcement of Bitmain have sparked the thought of the company’s intention to mine using its latest ASICs without any competition in the market for the time being. Others believe that they picked the specific date so they may extract freely up until the next fork occurs.