Bitmain and MicroBT report that several of their miners will be sold out by spring 2021 due to high demand.
But not only Bitmain is currently in trouble when it comes to the procurement of mining equipment. The company’s main competitor, Bitcoin Method, reported that the WhatsMiner M30 was sold out.
We continue to work hard to get more chip capacity from Samsung to accommodate more pre-orders for future inventory.
The sold out miners can only be purchased directly from the manufacturer, but only with a significant price premium. The Antminer S19 was originally priced at $ 3,000. This has now leveled off at US $ 3,800-4,100. Pre-orderers were able to purchase the miner for 2,684 US dollars.
The currently soaring Bitcoin price triggered a real hype. It sometimes happens that customers want to buy 1,000 miners at once, explained Mike Colyer, CEO of Foundry, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group .