Thursday, March 30

This is Bonanza Mine, the Intel chip for Bitcoin mining | Digital Trends Spanish

During the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), the company Intel showed the details of its new ASIC Bonanza Mine, the chip manufactured for mining cryptocurrencies.

According to the firm, this little device combines 300 of these small, low-power chips into a powerful 3,600W miner and offers up to 40 THash/s of throughput.

It is a domain-specific processor measuring just 14.16mm2 in a 7×7.5mm package and manufactured under Intel’s 7nm node.

This chip promises a much higher Joule mining capacity than other similar devices, such as the Avalon 9 and Bitfury Clarke, where with a rate of 54 J/TH it can reach 47.7 TH/s.

Although it was just introduced, Intel already has several major customers that will be able to directly use the Bonanza Mine, such as BLOCK, Argo Blockchain, and GRIID Infrastructure.

A few days ago, Intel announced its intention to enter the field of cryptocurrency mining, where conventional graphics cards do not reach their best performance.

“Today, at Intel, we declare our intention to contribute to the development of blockchain technologies, with a roadmap of low-power accelerators,” said Raja M. Koduri, CEO of the company, a few days ago.

“Intel will commit to and promote an open and secure blockchain ecosystem and help advance this technology in a responsible and sustainable manner.”

This new bet by the company responds to the growing trend in the technology sector and the increasingly popular adoption of blockchain technology.

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