07 Jun

Bitdeer Technologies has unveiled the SEAL04 chip as part of its technology roadmap for the newly introduced SEALMINER rig. The chip, slated for launch in Q2 2025, is expected to deliver energy efficiency as low as 5J/TH (joules per terahash). 

This roadmap aims to enhance transparency in mining operations, managing miners' expectations regarding technological advancements and equipment delivery. Additionally, it offers data analytics on machine capabilities, inventory, and purchasing trends.

Low-power Bitcoin mining that is innovative

According to Bitdeer, the fourth-generation SEALMINER machine, which will be mass-produced and shipped beginning in Q4 2025, will be powered by the SEAL04 microprocessor. The machine will use less energy than the average of 29J/TH, with an optimal power usage of 5.5–6J/TH.

The mining of Bitcoin (BTC) led to a power consumption issue. Consequently, mining corporations have recently stepped up their efforts to guarantee that the procedure uses less energy. Miners mostly relocated to sustainable off-grid areas or greener grids in North America following its outlawing in Kazakhstan.

The release of a device with this level of energy efficiency might represent a major technological breakthrough for the bitcoin mining sector.

With less power usage, this chip will provide significantly better Bitcoin mining performance, which will save running expenses and lessen the environmental impact of miners.

Prior advances in chips

Bitdeer declared in March that SEAL01, a 4-nanometer Bitcoin mining chip with a power efficiency of 18.1 joules per terahash, had successfully completed its initial testing. It was put to use in the mining rig Sealminer A1.

The 4-nanometer manufacturing technique used by a semiconductor fabricator was used to design the previous SEAL01. The chip, according to the manufacturer, may reach an 18.1 J/TH power efficiency ratio.

Because they are the hardware elements in charge of carrying out the intricate calculations needed to verify and safeguard transactions on the blockchain, chips are essential to the cryptocurrency mining process.

The statement was made officially on May 31, one week after Tether and Bitdeer signed a subscription agreement for Tether to buy up to $150 million worth of Bitdeer shares in a private placement.

Bitdeer's cutting-edge technologies and excellent R&D efforts make it one of the strongest vertically integrated operators in the Bitcoin mining business, according to Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino.

Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), the sovereign investment arm of Bhutan, and Bitdeer Technologies Group joined up in May 2023 to establish carbon-free and environmentally sustainable digital asset mining activities in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

June 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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