Bitmain Company Presents WiFi Router-Miner
The team of Bitmain, a Chinese mining equipment manufacturer, has announced the release of two new devices — the AntRouter R3 miners, designed for crypto coins Dash and Siacoin separately.
Initially, Bitmain was considered to be a company that produced ASIC chips specifically for bitcoins mining. But in a while, the founders of the company started investing heavily in the development and the design of hardware and software for cryptocurrency mining.
Despite the high producing capacity, the router costs $58. When the order is registered on the manufacturer's website, the router will be delivered within 10 days after the payment.
We are pleased to announce the #antrouter R3-DASH & R3-SIA, new miners from the R3 series that is also dual-function WiFi Router and Crypto Miner that can mine #dashcoin & #siacoin. Order here Dash: (https://t.co/bT7VM9FWUT) & Sia: (https://t.co/4WvlkK62Zc) now while stock lasts! pic.twitter.com/j7WhkShgJi— Antminer_main (@Antminer_main) 6 августа 2018 г.
Some of the most powerful devices developed by Bitmaintech Ltd. are Antminer S9 and Antminer T9+. Their cost ranges from $535 to $625. But they have been criticized for centralizing the Bitcoin network, and as a result, for the possibility of monopolizing the mining.
The outstanding feature of the AntRouter R3 is that the device has not only a mining function, but also works as a WiFi router. The hash rate of the AntRouter R3 reaches up to 0.3 GHash/s (for Dash) and 11.54 GHash/s (for Siacoin). And its weight equals 0.6 kg without a package.
Currently, producing of new powerful miners depends on the difficulty of each block processing, due to which the speed of creating blocks slows down inevitably.