Bitmain Reveals S21 Pro Bitcoin Miner: Pioneering 15 Joules per Terahash

On Friday, the producer of bitcoin-specific application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining equipment, Bitmain, unveiled the latest Antminer S21 Pro model during the World Digital Mining Summit (WDMS). This new device features a hashrate of approximately 234 terahash per second (TH/s) and boasts a much lower energy efficiency of 15 joules per terahash (J/T).


New Antminer S21 Pro Sets Efficiency Milestone

Bitmain recently unveiled its latest bitcoin (BTC) mining innovation, featuring an advanced efficiency rating surpassing its earlier models. For instance, the previous air-cooled Antminer S21 delivers 200 terahash per second (TH/s) at an efficiency of approximately 17.5 joules per terahash (J/T). The newly introduced S21 Pro model, however, outperforms with 234 TH/s and an improved efficiency of just 15 J/T. The introduction of the new model occurred at the World Digital Mining Summit (WDMS) held in Oman.

This announcement also comes on the heels of Bitmain’s disclosure that its Antminer T21 units are completely sold out as of March 19, 2024. Just a day prior, the company shared insights into the utility of its hydro-cooling solutions in generating heat for applications like fish and shrimp farming, and greenhouse operations. For example, one of Bitmain’s clients, Dongguan Jingyi Trading Co., runs a hydro-cooled mining operation in Central Asia that simultaneously supports a fish farm spanning 3,000 square meters, nurturing the growth of millions of bass and tilapia.

Bitmain’s latest mining device boasts one of the best efficiency ratings in the market concerning joules per terahash. As of Friday, detailed information about this new miner, including its price, was not available on the company’s website. Nevertheless, during the WDMS, it was announced that the machine would cost roughly $18.90 per terahash with a coupon, leading to an estimated price of $4,422.60 per unit. The introduction of the new Antminer occurs with just 22 days remaining until the fourth Bitcoin halving event, at which point crypto miners will receive only 3.125 bitcoins per block after the halving.

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