On Monday, June 17, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies announced the launch of a low-cost miner called the Antminer S9 version SE. The new 16 terahash per second (16TH/s) S9 SE is $350 per unit and the launch celebrates the company’s most popular product, the original S9.
Special Edition S9 With 16 Terahash per Second
Bitmain has launched yet another product for solo miners and large operations, but this particular Antminer is a low-cost mining rig. The company announced the latest Antminer S9 Special Edition (SE) on Monday and the first batch went on sale the following day. The new S9 SE specifications detail that the miner processes the SHA-256 algorithm (BTC and BCH) at 16 terahash per second (16TH/s). The miner takes 1280W from the wall which leads to delivering a power efficiency of 80 joules per terahash (J/TH).
“The legacy that forever left its mark in the mining industry — Introducing a Special Edition miner, the Antminer S9 SE which continues that very same legacy,” Bitmain announced on Monday.
The S9 SE is selling for $350 per mining rig and in order to prevent hoarding the company has limited order to 10 miners per order. The first batch of rigs is expected to ship between July 21-31 on first-paid-first-ship basis. Of course, U.S. residents will have to pay more than the rest of the world because of the current trade war tariffs initiated by Donald Trump. People shipping miners to the U.S. will pay an additional 2.6% tax and an additional 25% import duty tax.