The world’s largest manufacturer of Bitcoin ASIC miners, Bitmain has sold out its first round of domestic Antminer S19 sales within 24 hours of accepting orders.
On March 23, Bitmain tweeted that it opened its first phase of domestic sales for its highly anticipated Antminer S19s – before it sold out the same day.
The first version of the Antminer S19 has a hashrate of 95 terahashes per second (TH / s) and an energy efficiency of 4.5 ± 5% joules per terahash (J / TH), while the Antminer S19 Pro has a hash rate of 110 has TH / s and an energy efficiency of 29.5 ±% 5 J / TH. The second version of both S19’s has a reduced hashrate of 5 TH / s.
The regular S19 costs around $ 2,180, while the pro costs $ 2,920. Bitmain states that international sales will take place soon.
Customers who have managed to enter in the first round can expect units to arrive between May 11-20.
With Bitcoin (BTC) halving currently expected to take place on May 12, estimated shipping dates for Bitmain’s S19s have sparked the mining community’s anger.
Many of the comments in response to Bitmain’s announcement suggest that the company chose the date so that, without competition, it could mine the next generation of ASICs before the next split.
Jason Urgo, the CEO of social media analysis company Social Blade, posted:
“May 11th. Gosh, I wonder why you chose that date lol. I thought you said you didn’t use them before sending them in? Or is it just to make sure the one you you did get the most out of your device before sending it. ‘
A user who wrote under the pseudonym “dua” added sarcastically, “They don’t use it. They just test it for quality assurance for a while. “