by Jamie Redman
The world’s largest producer of application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) bitcoin miners, Bitmain Technologies, has revealed the company is offering a discount on Antminer S19 Pro mining rigs. The 100 terahash per second (TH/s) machine is selling for $19 per terahash or $1,900 per unit. The Antminer mining rigs are 80% cheaper than they were five months ago on March 28.
Amid the crypto winter and the crypto economy’s market capitalization hovering around $927.21 billion, Bitmain Technologies has decided to sell its Antminer S19 Pro mining rigs at a discount. At the same time, the price of bitcoin (BTC) is down 5.52% during the last seven days and is currently trading for under $20K per unit. The cryptocurrency network’s mining difficulty is at an all-time high and the network’s hashrate is coasting along today at 223.73 exahash per second (EH/s).
“Bitmain is offering an Antiminer S19 Pro special discount for only $19/T,” Bitmain tweeted on Tuesday. “For bulk orders, please contact [a] Bitmain sales representative directly. Customers who have already purchased S19 Pro will be eligible for coupons,” the company added.
Bitmain’s sale is a lot cheaper than the Antiminer S19 Pro’s original prices. On March 29, 2022, a customer could purchase an Antiminer S19j Pro with 104 TH/s for $9,984 per unit. The 100 TH/s S19, which produces a slightly smaller hashrate than the S19j Pro, is 80.96% cheaper — at $1,900 per unit — than S19 prices five months ago. Lower prices may be contributing to the massive expansion from a number of operations and Bitcoin’s sky-high hashrate in recent times.
This week, the Nasdaq-listed and Gwyneth Paltrow-backed Terawulf (Nasdaq: WULF) revealed its Lake Mariner mining data center now has 12,000 Mining Rigs operating at the facility and a great deal of Terawulf’s rigs are Antminer S19s. Cleanspark Inc. (Nasdaq: CLSK) has also detailed that the crypto winter has brought “unprecedented opportunities” after it acquired 1,061 ASIC mining rigs at a “discounted price.”
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Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 6,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.
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