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    Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Antminer E9 "launching soon" and is rumoured to cost approx US$20,000.
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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    How is it a viable business model if a largely autonomous single purpose device makes more money than it costs to buy? Surely you'd just mine with them instead of selling?
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    As much as the CAPITALISTS hate crypto currency I will support it even if there is no stock of GPUs for 10 years. This is the new era where the government is loosing its grip on expensive money transfers thanks to the literate taxes and the currency that looses value over night because some countries are having trade wars.

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    How is it a viable business model if a largely autonomous single purpose device makes more money than it costs to buy? Surely you'd just mine with them instead of selling?
    No one knows what crypto markets will do, but selling these at 20k a pop is surely making money for Bitmain.

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    How is it a viable business model if a largely autonomous single purpose device makes more money than it costs to buy? Surely you'd just mine with them instead of selling?
    Presumably their business model and resulting stakeholders are a) in the hardware business rather than speculation/coin mining business and b) are satisfied with the returns from hardware sales.

    Viability doesn't hinge on making the most amount of money possible.

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    How is it a viable business model if a largely autonomous single purpose device makes more money than it costs to buy? Surely you'd just mine with them instead of selling?
    Wasn't the best way to make money in the old gold rush to sell pick axes?

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    How is it a viable business model if a largely autonomous single purpose device makes more money than it costs to buy? Surely you'd just mine with them instead of selling?
    By that mentality, Nvidia should stop selling GPUs and just do inhouse mining.

    It's the same thing as always, the tools you manufacture can always be used to make more than you do using them than you selling them. But then everyone needs the tool so therefore you make bank on that fact not the more fluffy post sale one.

    Think of it like a farming equipment manufacturer, it costs buttons for the shovels, hoes and tools to plow and farm a land and will after a single harvest make more than the tools were purchased for. But they still needed the tool so that's where Bitmain is sitting.

    I also bet they have some of these running making them money as well anyway.

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    By that mentality, Nvidia should stop selling GPUs and just do inhouse mining.

    It's the same thing as always, the tools you manufacture can always be used to make more than you do using them than you selling them. But then everyone needs the tool so therefore you make bank on that fact not the more fluffy post sale one.

    Think of it like a farming equipment manufacturer, it costs buttons for the shovels, hoes and tools to plow and farm a land and will after a single harvest make more than the tools were purchased for. But they still needed the tool so that's where Bitmain is sitting.

    I also bet they have some of these running making them money as well anyway.
    Got to test them haven't they! Probably one of the few times in software development where management are happy to do a little more 'testing'.
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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Wasn't the best way to make money in the old gold rush to sell pick axes?
    Yes, I was going to reference that but the single application and autonomous points would just invite arguments about the effort and further utility of pick axes
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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Wasn't the best way to make money in the old gold rush to sell pick axes?
    Yes, I was going to reference that but the single application and autonomous points would just invite arguments about the effort and further utility of pick axes
    Surely sell and repair pick axes..... I'll get me coat
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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    Yes, I was going to reference that but the single application and autonomous points would just invite arguments about the effort and further utility of pick axes
    I was wondering if there were other things than Eth that this thing could mine if/when Eth2.0 comes out. OFC that could be years off yet, and there still seem to be people fighting it to keep their mining gravy train going. But otherwise, a year down the line, this could be a rather expensive paperweight (though a 3080 seems profitable enough so it should have paid for itself quite easily by then).

    So once again, it seems the crypto democratisation of money we were promised is open to anyone with a spare $20000 kicking about. I'll go check the back of the sofa, but I think I'm out. On the upside, if it kills GPU crypto mining then I'm good with that. But then existing asics haven't done that, and in a way this ups the investment and momentum behind the current proof of work disaster so possibly gets us more entrenched in that.

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    hopefully all the miners will buy these so gamers can actually get gpus then I hope the market crashes hard as hell.
    Infact even if I don't get a decent gpu from this I will be happy knowing scumbag miners have lost money.

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I was wondering if there were other things than Eth that this thing could mine if/when Eth2.0 comes out. OFC that could be years off yet, and there still seem to be people fighting it to keep their mining gravy train going. But otherwise, a year down the line, this could be a rather expensive paperweight (though a 3080 seems profitable enough so it should have paid for itself quite easily by then).

    So once again, it seems the crypto democratisation of money we were promised is open to anyone with a spare $20000 kicking about. I'll go check the back of the sofa, but I think I'm out. On the upside, if it kills GPU crypto mining then I'm good with that. But then existing asics haven't done that, and in a way this ups the investment and momentum behind the current proof of work disaster so possibly gets us more entrenched in that.
    After bitmain brought out their big BTC miners, around that time or economically shortly after there was the crash. Maybe all these big mining houses getting these instead will cause another downturn and disinter people from eth mining and the gpu sector will dip again from crypto miners in lieu of getting something far better and cheaper.

    But will Bitmain be able to supply enough to cause this? Probably not

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    As much as the CAPITALISTS hate crypto currency I will support it even if there is no stock of GPUs for 10 years. This is the new era where the government is loosing its grip on expensive money transfers thanks to the literate taxes and the currency that looses value over night because some countries are having trade wars.
    You know money transfers are not affected in any way whatsoever right ? There are millions upon millions of transfers per second in the real world, crypto simply can't handle that (bitcoin is especially useless in this regard, it's like 10 per second and costs an absolute fortune).

    Crypto moves money from 1 person to another, that's about it. It has no value outside of its inherent value. And when it stops, it ceases to exist. It's a useless product propped up by itself. And don't even get me started on the waste of electricity.

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    ... It's a useless product propped up by itself.
    Sounds like many religions, and they've been going for centuries

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    Re: Bitmain teases Ethereum miner as fast as 32x RTX 3080 GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    How is it a viable business model if a largely autonomous single purpose device makes more money than it costs to buy? Surely you'd just mine with them instead of selling?
    AFAIK the fact they are selling the generation of hardware, means they are already running the G10 internally. This certainly used to be their strategy - the fastest ones they had were used internally until the difficulty jumped up a level & they had their next product ready to go, at which point they swap out and sell to the rest of the market. They own quite a few mining farms in China.

    Lets them have a bit of the cherry on both ends,

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