Bitaxe: Open Source Bitcoin Mining


Bitaxe is the first fully open source hardware Bitcoin ASIC miner.

In the dynamic realm of cryptocurrencies, Bitwater Technologies LLC stands as a pioneering force, unwavering in its dedication to decentralization. The company has recently unveiled three groundbreaking developments poised to reshape the cryptocurrency community. You all know the Nerdminer, now they develope Bitaxe.

Introducing Bitaxe, the World’s First Open-Source ASIC Miner

Bitwater takes pride in presenting an industry first – an open-source ASIC miner. A revolutionary tool designed to diagnose and troubleshoot basic models of the Antminer series, with expansion plans in the pipeline to encompass an array of brands and hashboards. This innovation empowers tech-savvy enthusiasts with an unprecedented capacity to diagnose and mend their hardware efficiently. Bitwater ‘s commitment to equipping miners for success shines through this initiative. To foster collaboration and progress, Bitwater has made the essential files available for free download on their website here.

  • ESP32-S3-WROOM-1 wifi microcontroller on board
  • TI TPS40305 buck regulator steps down the 5V input to power the BM1397
  • Maxim DS4432U+ current DAC digitally adjusts the BM1397 core voltage from 0.04V to 2.4V
  • TI INA260 power meter measures the input voltage and current of the miner
  • Microchip EMC2101 measures the BM1397 internal diode temperature. Also PWM controls the fan and monitors tach output.
  • Two sweet RGB status LEDs

Affordable Solo Mining Hardware

Addressing sustainability and cost-effectiveness, Bitwater has restocked its inventory with meticulously refurbished, one-generation-old ASIC miners. As institutional miners migrate to the latest equipment iterations, Bitwater emerges as a provider of choice for retail miners seeking premium refurbished machinery. These high-quality miners, available at competitive prices, come with a three-month warranty. This strategic move underscores Bitwater’s dedication to both environmental responsibility and accessible mining solutions.

Unveiling the Mini-S9: A Leap Forward in Solo Bitcoin Mining

The unveiling of the Mini-S9, powered by Bitaxe, marks a monumental step in the realm of solo Bitcoin mining. This compact and stylish device, encased in a 3D printed chassis reminiscent of the iconic Antminer S9, offers an exceptional mining experience. Featuring the BM1397 ASIC chip, the Mini-S9 commands an impressive mining capacity exceeding 400 GH/s at a remarkable efficiency of 0.03J/GH. With the built-in ESP32-S3-WROOM-1 wifi microcontroller, this device is uniquely capable of mining directly to a pool over WiFi, eliminating the need for an external computer. A harmonious blend of affordability, efficiency, and high performance, the Mini-S9 appeals to both enthusiasts and newcomers, opening new doors in the realm of Bitcoin mining.

These monumental announcements build upon the resounding success of Bitwater’s “Hash No Cash” initiative. Designed to streamline mining operations and curtail costs, the program allows for the exchange of faulty hardware for repair services. By redirecting funds previously allocated for repairs, institutional miners utilizing the “Hash No Cash” program stand to gain up to 30% more hashrate compared to in-house repair procedures.

In an ever-evolving landscape, Bitwater Technologies LLC. remains at the forefront, propelling decentralization and innovation, thus redefining the narrative of cryptocurrency mining.

A Glimpse into the Future: Bitwater’s Bitaxe Prototype

Adding to this wave of innovation, Bitwater, is on the brink of unveiling a prototype device of the Bitaxe. This ingenious creation is poised to revolutionize the way individuals engage in Bitcoin solo mining. With the prototype nearing completion, Bitwater has announced its anticipation of the device being ready for sale in just a few weeks.

Bitaxe promises to usher in a new era of mining, amalgamating cutting-edge technology with user-friendly design. The device has been meticulously crafted to cater to both seasoned miners and newcomers to the crypto sphere. Its seamless integration of power, efficiency, and accessibility positions Bitaxe as a game-changer in the world of cryptocurrency mining.

As they reshape the landscape with its trailblazing developments, Bitwater’s impending Bitaxe launch adds an intriguing dimension to the narrative. These combined efforts are redefining the contours of Bitcoin solo mining, promising a more accessible, efficient, and sustainable open source future.