The Antminer chip

Mining

The Antminer uses an ASIC chip designed by Bitmain, which is produced by TSMC.

The Antminer uses an ASIC chip designed by Bitmain, which is produced by TSMC. All chips use the BM prefix as the model number. There are 3 to 4 circuit boards in each step of the mining machine, and there are dozens of chips on the circuit board, so each ant mining machine can only be used to mine one or more cryptocurrencies that use the same algorithm.

Antminers need to cooperate with specialized mining software and cannot use third-party software. In addition, due to the high power of the ant mining machine, it also needs to be used with a special fire bull.