Japanese web large GMO has introduced pre-orders for its B2 Bitcoin miner — the world’s first miner geared up with 7nm processing expertise.
‘I Respect Bitmain, However We Will High Them’
Unveiling the completed product at a convention, GMO’s CEO, Masatoshi Kumagai, promised to “high” rivals with the product — which goals to ship extra energy in return for a better buy value.
The transfer sees GMO vie with market stalwarts Bitmain and Halong Mining Company to woo the ever-increasing Bitcoin mining neighborhood.
Specs for the B2 uploaded to Twitter by Bloomberg tech reporter Yuji Nakamura seem to verify the product beats Bitmain’s S9 when it comes to hash fee however retails at over $1000 extra. The B2 is available in at $1999, versus $837 for the S9.
Quoting Kumagai, Nakamura stated GMO “respects Bitmain” however “will high them” with its providing.
GMO unveils Japan's first-ever Bitcoin mining chip B2:
$1,999 (vs $837 for Bitmain's S9)
24TH/s (vs 14TH/s for S9)
Designed in JP, produced in TW
1,950w per unit
Reservations begin June 6, ships by Oct finish
CEO: "I respect Bitmain, however we’ll high them" pic.twitter.com/m04WGBX1jf
— Yuji Nakamura (@ynakamura56) June 5, 2018
Japan’s Massive Names Nook Crypto
The B2 launch, scheduled for June 6, coincides with GMO’s announcement it’s going to launch a brand new Bitcoin-based in-game rewards program. Dubbed CryptoChips, the platform goals to launch in August for gamers of real-time battle recreation Whimsical Warfare. The rewards program will start with Bitcoin, however different cryptocurrencies might observe. Defined a press launch on Might 31:
CryptoChips will be mounted throughout the recreation utility and permits gamers to obtain cryptocurrency as remuneration throughout the recreation – like a ‘secret pocket cash’ – relying on the gamers’ rankings or when gamers have achieved missions or acquired objects.