Don’t Wait! Now may be the Best Time to Enter the Bitcoin Mining Market

Mining / October 8, 2020

Economies all over the world are suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus global pandemic; even digital currencies have been impacted by the disease. September 9, 2020 was the last time Bitcoin (BTC) traded below $10,000 despite the news that four of BitMex’s executives were being indicted October 1, 2020. This shows great optimism for the future, and perhaps even a bull run for BTC that could be happening soon.

“It’s bullish to see that Bitcoin trading infrastructure is so strong given that the former largest bitcoin derivatives trading platform can lose 25% of [its] open interest deposits overnight and the markets just shrug it off” said Daniel Koehler, liquidity manager at cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin.

Even with an immediate drop in Bitcoin due to President Trump’s tweet rejecting another stimulus check for COVID-19 relief, the overall price did not drop below $10,000. With this steady rate continuing, now is a great time to invest and mine as we may see a spike in Bitcoin prices sooner rather than later. While finding Bitmain miners are scarce these days due to the feud between co-founders Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan in which 10,000 Antminers went missing, Wattum still has new opportunities for Bitcoin miners.

Visit our store to invest in mining equipment while the BTC market holds steady. Limited quantities of Antminers S17+ and Pro’s are still available in the United States. Wattum is also accepting pre-orders now for the S19, S19 Pro, and more.

MicroBT Whatsminer M30s Review

Mining / September 25, 2020

Bitmain has dominated the ASIC market for years, making alternative manufacturers almost irrelevant. However, with the recent power struggle between Bitmain’s founders, and improved miners being manufactured by other companies, more offers are beginning to become more attractive.

Wattum recently received a batch of Whatsminer M30s from MicroBT. After several tests, we are excited to share our review. First and foremost, here is what the miner looked like upon arrival:

Hardware Review

With the amount of devices we have to disassemble, repair, air-blow, and more every day, we were pleasantly surprised that there were no defects or problems with the miners. After testing the devices, we decided to disassemble them to see how the inside was arranged. Fortunately, the devices were not sealed, giving us the ability to look at all of the components in detail.

When first looking at the miner, we could see the typical layout consisting of a cooling system, power supplies, and the main unit hashboards. Before moving any further we decided to go on MicroBT’s official website. Here we were able to find full instructions on disassembly and assembly of the M30s.

Radiator Solutions

Since Bitmain’s 9th series, the company has had several difficulties with radiator solutions. The Whatminer M30s, in contrast, has one-piece radiators with thermal breaks and thermal paste, eliminating this issue.

Online Board Status

A great way to see the status of the online board is through the slots. The indicators on each blade can be seen easily without even having to connect through a web-interface.

Software

MicroBT released its own solution for complex maintenance of its devices – WhatsminerTool. You can easily download it from their website. This program is similar to BTC Tools, but it’s customized for Whatsminer.

Our first impressions of the program were very positive. It had a sleek design that was easy to use. Conveniently, the software provides all of the error codes, eliminating the need to look into logs. There are several datasheets on them, along with a table of error codes containing possible solutions to issues.

In addition to the usual hashrate data for each individual hashboard, there was also pool data and error information on the miner statistics page.

There were also performance profiles in the web interface. The default is Normal, but you can also select Low or High.

This solution allows you to search for devices in the network in a given range, and apply various settings at once to a group of devices. Some examples are changing the pool, workers, and other parameters.

Temperature Monitoring

Like all other ASICs, overheating can be a major issue depending on the environment. The miner’s temperature is displayed in the logs, and if too hot it will automatically shut down. With the Bitmain 17 series and M30s all in one room, we found that the M30s maintained a stable temperature, while the nearby Bitmains overheated heavily, and generally had a noticeably large temperature variation depending on the time of day.

Final Thoughts

When comparing the M30s equipment to Bitman, the WhatsMiner’s hardware components were superior.

Typically each batch of Bitmain we tested in the past had a high percentage of units with non-functioning hashboards, even those that came under warranty. WhatsMiner, on the other hand, provided much better reliability results. Our first batch statistics were 40 out of 40 working units. Though, we still need to test that the quality does not deteriorate over time, as this often happens.

Performance

Of course the most important aspect of any miner is its performance. With 40 devices at our disposal, we found the following results:

Average consumption – 3550W
Average hash rate (on the High profile) – 94.25TH
Average efficiency indicator – 37.66J/TH

Maximum hash rate – 96.05TH
At the same time, the consumption was – 3627W
Minimum hash rate – 92.9TH
At the same time the consumption was – 3504W
Best performance demonstration – 37.03J/TH

Overall the M30s miners from MicroBT made a great impression. We would highly recommend them, as they did not cause any problems during usage, and had an extremely low reject rate compared to the popular 17 series from Bitmain. In the future we hope to get newer models from this company, after which we will prepare another overview.

Buy your brand new M30s today before BTC spikes again. Visit our Equipment Marketplace Telegram group, or Store to get the best prices on new and used miners!

Mine For Crypto Faster and More Efficiently With the New Bitmain Antminer S19

Mining / September 16, 2020

When it comes to mining for cryptocurrencies, it’s common knowledge that a miner’s investment in equipment directly relates to their profitability. This is why we’re introducing the new generation of Bitmain ASICs, the Antminer S19, which is more reliable, efficient and profitable than previous editions. A vast improvement on its predecessor, the S17, the manufacturer has listened to user feedback and made the following changes to the latest iteration of the product:

Radiator System Redesign

One of the biggest user complaints with the S17 Antminer referred to the inefficient way the radiator operated when the device was overheating which often dumped heat directly onto the chips in some instances. The S19 solved this problem by replacing the several small radiators with a larger, more powerful singular radiator and physically attaching them to the device more securely with screws. The only con that can be seen with the new design is that they only attached the larger radiator to one side of the device as shown in the below image.

Thermal Interface Redesign

The second most encountered issue with the S17 was related to the thermal interface adhesive. At high temperatures, the TIM glue that was being used began to deteriorate and lose its original thermal transfer properties. Bitmain has fixed this completely in the S19 model, which now features a TIM paste on the chip side. This change single-handedly increased the thermal transfer between the chips and the fan making the average operating temperature of the S19 clock in at an optimal 77-78 degrees fahrenheit in an optimized room.

Power Supply Redesign

The third most common user complaint about the S17 was the failure of the power supply to the device; and while Bitmain repeatedly addressed this issue under warranty, the process was very time consuming. The new S19 edition device features a PSU APW12 v1.2 INPUT 200-240V 10A X2 C13 that will not start the fan if just a single power cable is connected, a great improvement over the last edition.

Firmware Dashboard Redesign

A welcome change to the latest Antminer miner was a completely overhauled firmware redesign for the S19 model; a common complaint being that previous interfaces looked very outdated and unprofessional. This modern and simplistic dashboard allows users to track the key metrics they need to closely monitor their hardware in order to maximize profit margins and efficiency.

Increase in Overall Profit Margins

Of course the biggest driving factor for the creation of the S19 model is obviously to put more crypto in the wallets of their users. The S19 outperformed the S17 at a two to one ratio, with the new specifications of 95TH +-3% 2500W 34J\TH.

In terms of profit, the S19 earns approximately 30% more than its predecessor at the current yield and cost of $0.05 per kw. Keep in mind, however, that the prices and returns, like the market, are constantly fluctuating.

The design changes and vast performance improvements to the Antminer S19 over the S17 show that Bitmain is at the forefront of Bitcoin mining technology. The new Antminer firmware and changes in device design and structure over the previous model will ensure a much more reliable and durable device over time. From doubling product performance to the 30% increase in average profitability, the next generation of crypto miners by Bitmain are made to continually improve the mining income of its users.

Integrated Ventures partnered with Wattum

Partnership / June 19, 2020

Public Pennsylvanian mining company Integrated Ventures partnered with Wattum Management Inc.

We really value our cooperation with this partner, and we observe positive progress in our interaction.

Integrated Ventures Inc. engaged in acquiring, launching, and operating companies in the cryptocurrency sector. The company is focused on activities such as digital currency mining in the USA and Canada, as well as blockchain software development.

CEO Integrated Ventures — Steve Rubakh shared his experience with Wattum.

‘My public company has recently started using the services of Wattum Management on our site in Upstate NY. It’s an impressive team, very helpful and responsive. Overall our results showed a 10–15% improvement with Wattum services and management. Highly recommended”.

We are proud of working with such a successful company and looking forward to big achievements together.

Follow us on Telegram Channel and get all updates first.

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Source: https://medium.com/@WattumManagement/integrated-ventures-partnered-with-wattum-8d845d71b1aa

Wattum x Hive OS: the new partnership

Partnership / June 19, 2020

Dear Friends!

We’re happy to announce our new mutual project Wattum x Hive OS.
Wattum is now the official representative of Hive OS in the United States and Canada.

Wattum | Hive OS is the collaboration of features of each product:

  • Manual and automatic settings for getting the extra hashrate, and a bunch of Hive OS features to manage all the farms even easier;
  • Full control and tracking of all farm operation parameters;
  • Easy and clear management;
  • Remote reboot and auto update;
  • Anti-virus protection with instant monitoring.

All you need is to use promo code Wattum50Hive to get $50 to your account for mining with Hive OS.

Get more information about Hive OS don’t forget to use the promo code Wattum50Hive.

Feel free to ask us any questions related to firmware, its’ specification of installation. In our W_Firmware chat, the support team will be happy to help you!

Source: https://medium.com/@WattumManagement/wattum-x-hive-os-the-new-partnership-66e164bd65b1

WATTUM Firmware for Antminer T17+

Firmware, Mining / June 15, 2020

Wattum management has been developing various mining solutions for several years and is well aware of all the needs of the miner.

And now we are ready to present our W_Firmware for Bitmain T17+

They are fully tested and ready for mass use.

Our clients trust us for a long time and there are more and their number is only increasing.

W_firmware has a number of special features that will allow you to get more profit and less maintenance difficulties

  • Up to 70 TH\s with the same 50J\th
  • 15% Less electricity consumption and 15% less heat with the same Hashrate ( 55 TH/s — 2750 watt VS 55 TH/s — 2350 watt )
  • Automated settings presets: let your hardware work at full capacity!
  • Improved automated power management individually by chip or by hashboard

Why should you choose W-Firmware?

1. Mining optimization and control

Power efficiency: up to 41J\TH!

Flexible settings: preinstalled presets and intelligent overclocking!

2. Virus protection: full protection and signature updates

New service provides total virus protection. Our database delivers real-time updates!

All scripts were audited, all vulnerabilities were corrected.

3. Device overclocking and smart downvolt

Control each hashboard: set voltage, preinstalled overclocking mining profiles (up to 70TH on air and up to 75ТH\s by immersive liquid)

Enabling extreme “immersion” options in the menu automatically add new overclocking profiles into menu, no more neet fan emulators.

4. New user-friendly interface with wattmeter and other useful features!

Also provide:

  • Light signals for diagnostic operations
  • Light flashing mode for quick search selected device in your farm
  • Mining stop button
  • Device reboot button

5. New partner program

We are invited to collaborate with big mining farms, data centers, mining hotels and huge miners.

Include your own fee into our firmware, get more mining value — our firmware is the easiest way to get that!

We are ready to provide special conditions for our friends, partners and resellers.

Convenient configuration includes separate page for fee setting and fee selection

More information can be found on the website.

We also have a group on telegram where you can ask questions and get a prompt response, follow the link to join the group.

Source: https://medium.com/@WattumManagement/wattum-firmware-for-antminer-t17-15d5516848cd

WATTUM Firmware for Antminer S17+

Firmware, Mining / June 15, 2020

Wattum management has been developing various mining solutions for several years and is well aware of all the needs of the miner.

And now we are ready to present our W_Firmware for Bitmain S17+ — it has been fully tested and ready for mass use. Our clients trust us for a long time and the number of users is growing fast.

W_firmware has a number of special features that will allow you to get more profit and fewer maintenance difficulties:

  • Up to 92 TH\s with the 45J\TH (95 with Liquid cooling );
  • 12% less electricity consumption and 12% less heat with the same Hashrate ( 67 TH/s — 2700 watt VS 67 TH/s — 2300 watt );
  • Automated settings preset: let your hardware work at full capacity!
  • Automated power management has been improved individually by the chip or by hashboard.

Why should you choose W-Firmware?

  1. Mining optimization and control:

Power efficiency: up to 32.5J\TH;

Flexible settings: preinstalled presets and intelligent overclocking.

2. Virus protection — full protection and signature updates:

The new service provides total virus protection. Our database delivers real-time updates.

All scripts have been audited, all vulnerabilities have been corrected.

3. Device overclocking and smart downvolt:

Control each hashboard: set voltage, preinstall overclocking mining profiles (up to 95TH);

Enabling extreme “immersion” option in the menu automatically adds new overclocking profiles into the menu, no more need for fan emulators.

4. New user-friendly interface with a wattmeter and other useful features:

Also, provide:

  • Light signals for diagnostic operations;
  • Light flashing mode for quick search of the selected device at your farm;
  • Mining stop button;
  • Device reboot button.

5. New partner program:

We are invited to collaborate with big mining farms, data centers, mining hotels, and huge miners.

Include your own fee into our firmware, get more mining value — our firmware is the easiest way to get that!

We are ready to provide special conditions for our friends, partners, and resellers.

The convenient configuration includes a separate page for fee setting and fee selection.

WATTUM Firmware for Antminer T17

Firmware, Mining / June 15, 2020

Wattum management has been developing various mining solutions for several years and is well aware of all the needs of the miner.

And now we are ready to present our W_Firmware for Bitmain T17.

They are fully tested and ready for mass use.

Our clients trust us for a long time and there are more and their number is only increasing.

W_firmware has a number of special features that will allow you to get more profit and less maintenance difficulties.

  • Up to 52 TH\s with the same 55J\TH
  • 17% Less electricity consumption and 17% less heat with the same Hashrate ( 40 TH/s — 2200 watt VS 38 TH/s — 1750 watt )
  • Automated settings presets: let your hardware work at full capacity!
  • Improved automated power management individually by chip or by hashboardWhy should you choose W-Firmware?

    1. Mining optimization and control
    Power efficiency: up to 40J\TH!
    Flexible settings: preinstalled presets and intelligent overclocking!

2. Virus protection: full protection and signature updates

New service provides total virus protection. Our database delivers real-time updates!

All scripts were audited, all vulnerabilities were corrected.

3. Device overclocking and smart downvolt

Control each hashboard: set voltage, preinstalled overclocking mining profiles (up to 56TH)

Enabling extreme “immersion” options in the menu automatically add new overclocking profiles into menu, no more neet fan emulators.

4. New user-friendly interface with wattmeter and other useful features!

Also provide:

  • Light signals for diagnostic operations
  • Light flashing mode for quick search selected device in your farm
  • Mining stop button
  • Device reboot button

5. New partner program

We are invited to collaborate with big mining farms, data centers, mining hotels and huge miners.

Include your own fee into our firmware, get more mining value — our firmware is the easiest way to get that!

We are ready to provide special conditions for our friends, partners and resellers.

Convenient configuration includes separate page for fee setting and fee selection.

More information can be found on the website.
We also have a group on telegram where you can ask questions and get a prompt response, here is the link to join the group.

Source: https://medium.com/@WattumManagement/wattum-firmware-for-antminer-t17-b2efb5654579

WATTUM Firmware for Antminer S17/S17pro

Firmware / June 4, 2020

Wattum management has been developing various mining solutions for several years and is well aware of all the needs of the miner.
And now we are ready to present our W_Firmware for Bitmain S17/S17pro.

They are fully tested and ready for mass use.
Our clients trust us for a long time and there are more and their number is only increasing.

W_firmware has a number of special features that will allow you to get more profit and less maintenance difficulties.

  • Up to 72 TH\s with the same 43J\TH (85 with Liquid cooling )
  • 20% Less electricity consumption and 20% less heat with the same Hashrate ( 53 TH/s — 2250 watt VS 54 TH/s — 1850 watt )
  • Automated settings presets: let your hardware work at full capacity!
  • Improved automated power management individually by chip or by hashboard

Why should you choose W_Firmware?

1. Mining optimization and control

Power efficiency: up to 25 J\TH!

Flexible settings: preinstalled presets and intelligent overclocking!

 

 

 

2. Virus protection: full protection and signature updates

New service provides total virus protection. Our database delivers real-time updates!

All scripts were audited, all vulnerabilities were corrected.

3. Device overclocking and smart downvolt

Control each hashboard: set voltage, preinstalled overclocking mining profiles (up to 79+TH\s on air and up to 86ТH\s by immersive liquid)

Enabling extreme “immersion” options in the menu automatically add new overclocking profiles into the menu, no more neet fan emulators.

 

4. New user-friendly interface with wattmeter and other useful features!

 

Also provide:

  • Light signals for diagnostic operations
  • Light flashing mode for quick search selected device in your farm
  • Mining stop button
  • Device reboot button

5. New partner program

 

We are invited to collaborate with big mining farms, data centers, mining hotels and huge miners.
Include your own fee into our firmware, get more mining value — our firmware is the easiest way to get that!

We are ready to provide special conditions for our friends, partners and resellers.
Convenient configuration includes separate page for fee setting and fee selection.

More information can be found on the website.
We also have a group on telegram where you can ask questions and get a prompt response, here is the link to join the group.

Source: https://medium.com/@WattumManagement/wattum-firmware-for-antminer-s17-s17pro-b5268625c7a6