Bitmain, the world’s largest producer of Bitcoin ASIC miners, has sold out its first round of Antminer S19 sales domestically within 24 hours of accepting orders.
Bitmain tweeted that it opened its first phase of domestic sales for its long-awaited Antminer S19s, before selling out that same day.
Bitmain Starts Shipping Antminer S19s on May, 11th
The first version of the Antminer S19 will have 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 boasts a hash rate of 110 TH/s and an energy efficiency of 29.5±% 5 J/TH. The second version of both S19s will feature a reduced hashrate by 5 TH/s.
As for the new Antminer prices, regular S19 costs about $2.180 while the pro costs about $2.920. Bitmain states that soon it will begin international sales.
Customers who have managed to get in on the first round can expect the units to arrive from May 11 to May 20.
Many of the comments in response to Bitmain’s announcement suggest that the company has chosen the date to mine using its next-generation ASICs before the next fork occurs without competition.
Jason Urgo, Social Blade CEO of social media analytics company, has posted:
“Shipping May 11thish. Gee I wonder why you picked that date lol. I thought you guys said you didn’t use them yourself first before shipping them? Or is it just to make sure the ones you do have for you get the most out before you ship these.”
A user posting sarcastically added, under the pseudonym ‘ dua ‘: “They don’t use it. They just stress test it for Quality Assurance.