Bitcoin mining company Bitdeer Technologies introduced the SEAL04 chip in its roadmap

Bitcoin mining company Bitdeer Technologies introduced the SEAL04 chip in its technology roadmap for the recently launched SEALMINER device.

The SEAL04 chip is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2025 and is expected to achieve power efficiency of up to 5J/TH (joules per terahash).

According to a press release, the roadmap aims to improve transparency in the mining sector, manage miners’ expectations for technological advancement and equipment deliveries while providing data analytics on machine capabilities, inventory and purchasing behavior.

Pioneering low-power Bitcoin mining

Bitdeer said the SEAL04 chip will power its fourth-generation SEALMINER device, which will be mass-produced and delivered starting in the fourth quarter of 2025. The power consumption of the device will be improved to 5.5-6J/TH, down by compared to the average of 29J/TH.

Bitcoin (BTC) mining creates the problem of energy consumption. So, mining companies have since stepped up their efforts to ensure that the process uses less energy. After its ban in Kazakhstan, miners mainly turned to greener networks in North America or to sustainable off-grid sites.

Providing such an energy-efficient chip could represent a major technological breakthrough in the cryptocurrency mining industry.

This chip will deliver much improved Bitcoin mining performance while reducing power consumption, resulting in lower operating costs and a reduced environmental footprint for miners.

Previous chip developments

In March, Bitdeer announced the successful initial testing of SEAL01, a 4nm Bitcoin mining chip with a power efficiency of 18.1 joules per terahash. It was used in the Sealminer A1 mining rig.

The previous SEAL01 was designed using the semiconductor maker’s 4nm process technology. The company claimed that the chip can achieve a power efficiency ratio of 18.1 Joules/Terahashes.

Chips play a crucial role in cryptocurrency mining, as they are the hardware components responsible for performing the complex mathematical operations necessary to validate and secure transactions on the blockchain.

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The news comes a week after Tether entered into an underwriting agreement with Bitdeer to purchase up to $150 million of its shares in a private placement, according to an official announcement on May 31.

According to Paolo Ardoino, CEO of Tether, Bitdeer is one of the strongest vertically integrated operators in the Bitcoin mining industry due to its cutting-edge technologies and significant R&D efforts.

In May 2023, Bitdeer Technologies Group and Bhutan’s sovereign investment arm, Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), collaborated to establish green and carbon-neutral digital asset mining operations in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Cointelegraph has contacted BitDir for more information on the SEAL04 chip but has not yet received a response.

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