Bitcoin — The first ever cryptocurrency that started it all.
Ethereum — A Turing-complete programmable currency that lets developers build different distributed apps and technologies that wouldn’t work with Bitcoin.
Ripple — Unlike most cryptocurrencies, it doesn’t use a Blockchain in order to reach a network-wide consensus for transactions. Instead, an iterative consensus process is implemented, which makes it faster than Bitcoin but also makes it vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Bitcoin Cash — A fork of Bitcoin that is supported by the biggest Bitcoin mining company and a manufacturer of ASICs Bitcoin mining chips. It has only existed for a couple of months but has already soared to the top five cryptocurrencies in terms of market cap.
NEM — Unlike most other cryptocurrencies that utilize a Proof of Work algorithm, it uses Proof of Importance, which requires users to already possess certain amounts of coins in order to be able to get new ones. It encourages users to spend their funds and tracks the transactions to determine how important a particular user is to the overall NEM network.
Litecoin — A cryptocurrency that was created with an intention to be the ‘digital silver’ compared to Bitcoin’s ‘digital gold.’ It is also a fork of Bitcoin, but unlike its predecessor, it can generate blocks four times faster and have four times the maximum number of coins at 84 mln.
"Samsung will compete against Bitmain's ASIC chip supplier. It will use its foundry in its semi-conductor plant to manufacture bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining equipment. Important to note, Samsung has one of the largest semi-conductor plants."
An application-specific integrated circuit (abbreviated as ASIC) is an integrated circuit (IC) customized for a particular use, rather than intended for general-purpose use. In Bitcoin mining hardware, ASICs were the next step of development after CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs.Capable of easily outperforming the aforementioned platforms for Bitcoin mining in both speed and efficiency, all Bitcoin ... The Bitfury Clarke application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip “offers the strongest performance among bitcoin mining chips and is unparalleled in efficiency,” the company claims in a ... Bitmain’s BM1387 chip is built using TSMC’s 16nm FinFET technology and, delivering a record-breaking 0.098 J/GHs, is the world’s most efficient bitcoin mining chip in the consumer market. The R4 is so efficient because it uses the 126 of Bitmain’s new BM1387 ASIC Chips, which are 16nm chips. The mining equipment this chip is going to be used in was originally slated for Q1 2015. As of 1 April 2015 ( 2015 -04-01 ) [update] the HashCoins website reads that this equipment "is in the stage of testing and certification", while taking orders via Bitcoin and/or bank transfers. Given the payback period, as well as the prospects of SHA-256 algorithm and the demand for Bitcoin, this ASIC can still be considered as a budget entry to mining cryptocurrency. Antminer R4 ASIC miner Antminer R4 is a product of the well-known manufacturer Bitmain, featuring a high hashrate of up to 8.7 TX/s and relatively low power consumption ...
This is 1 out of 3 videos in series about our new 16nm Bitcoin Mining ASIC where we demonstrate the low power performance of the chip. Notice that there is no heat sink attached. https://www.hexmining.com Bitcoin Mining with ASIC Chips in High Tech Data Center #SolveForce. In this video Jason talks about the new AsicMiner USB ASIC miner. This new amazing little device will mine at 300 MH/s. What is BitCoin: http://youtu.be/Um63... Samsung ASIC Miners have arrived, but it may not be what some were expecting when the rumors started that Samsung would be producing ASIC mining rigs. Today we review the fastest and most ... Both of these 2019 new bitcoin and bitcoin cash miners will be using the newest and most efficient 7nm chip the BM1397 7nm ASIC bitcoin mining hardware. "Bitmain Technologies Limited, today ...