You have several options if looking to mine bitcoin in 2018 - you could start with cloud mining contracts or you could go all-in and buy specific equipment for bitcoin mining.

Speaking from my personal experience - I've been mining altcoins (Ethereum and Siacoin) using GPU mining rig, see: Building a 12 GPU Ethereum Mining Rig From Scratch - Part 1: Ordering Details

Alternatively I've experimented with Hashflare.io cloud mining contracts, see: Should You Invest in Hashflare Ethereum Cloud Mining Contract or Build Your Own GPU Mining Rig

HashFlare.io (Affiliate link here - if you will click, register and decide to invest, I might earn 10% commission from that) - Estonia based cloud mining company

Please note - I'm not a financial advisor, services mentioned in this article use at your own risk and remember your capital is at risk, you could lose some or all of your money.

In today's article, I will list top mining equipment from Bitmain - AntMiners,

About Bitmain

Founded in 2013, Bitmain Technologies, now among the world's most recognizable Bitcoin companies, was established to develop and sell the world’s leading bitcoin miners using Bitmain's ASIC chip technology. Starting with the Antminer S1, our task continuously became more difficult as bitcoin’s “difficulty level” kept rising. We followed Moore’s Law in this emerging field of ASIC chip design and pioneered it, time and again. In May of 2016 we released the Antminer S9, the world’s first consumer-grade bitcoin miner based on a 16nm process ASIC chip. This is also the world’s most power-efficient bitcoin miner, taking that title away from its predecessor, the Antminer S7.

Bitmain is now among the most recognizable companies in the cryptocurrency space and the proud parent of several brands, among them Antminer, Antpool, and Hashnest, all of which are ranked number one in their respective fields. Our machines and customers are present in multiple locations in almost every country of the world.

We remain devoted to the production of high quality and efficient computing chips, high density server equipment, and large scale parallel computing software.

We are proudly headquartered in Beijing, with offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Qingdao, Chengdu, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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Antminer D3 19.3 GH/s X11 ASIC Dash Miner

Antminer D3 19.3 GH/s X11 ASIC Dash Miner

  • Hash rate: 19.3 GH/s (Variation of ±5% is expected)
  • Power consumption: 1200W (at the wall, with Bitmain’s APW3 PSU, 93% efficiency, 25°C ambient temp)
  • Hashing algorithm: X11 (Dash and many others)
  • Power consumption figures will vary with your PSU's efficiency, the ambient operating temperature and the accuracy of the power meter. It recommends use of the APW3++ PSU with the Antminer D3. One APW3++ PSU can not power more than one Antminer D3
  • All PCIe connectors on a hashing board need to be connected to the PSU for the hashboard to operate. Do not connect more than one PSU to the same hashing board! Separate power supply to control board: there is one additional 6pin PCIe connector on the IO board which must be connected to the PSU to get power. Be sure to power on the miner only after all the PCIE connectors are connected to power supply

List price: $99.95 Buy on Amazon

AntMiner S3 441Gh/s @ 0.77W/Gh 28nm SHA-256 ASIC Miner

AntMiner S3 441Gh/s @ 0.77W/Gh 28nm SHA-256 ASIC Miner

Mine Bitcoin easily with a very quiet ready to go miner!

List price: $219.99 Buy on Amazon

Antminer S9 13.5 TH/s @ 0.098W/GH 16nm ASIC Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Miner

Antminer S9 13.5 TH/s @ 0.098W/GH 16nm ASIC Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Miner

  • Hash Rate: 13.5TH/s or higher
  • Power Consumption: 1323 ±10%
  • Chip quantity per unit: 189x BM1387
  • Dimensions: 350mm(L)*135mm(W)*158mm(H)
  • No Power Supply Included

List price: $279.99 Buy on Amazon

Bitmain AntMiner S2 1000 Gh/s SHA-256 ASIC Miner

Bitmain AntMiner S2 1000 Gh/s SHA-256 ASIC Miner

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AntMiner S9 ~13.5TH/s @ 0.098W/GH 16nm ASIC Bitcoin Miner

AntMiner S9 ~13.5TH/s @ 0.098W/GH 16nm ASIC Bitcoin Miner

  • Hash Rate: 13.5TH/s ±7%
  • AntMiner APW3 power supply recommended only if you have 205v-264v outlet.
  • Power Consumption: 1323W ±7% (Power supply not included)
  • Built-in web management portal. No separate host computer required.
  • Most Power Efficient Miner in Existence: 0.098 J/GH ±7%

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Antminer S9 ~13.5TH/s @ .098W/GH 16nm ASIC Bitcoin Miner

Antminer S9 ~13.5TH/s @ .098W/GH 16nm ASIC Bitcoin Miner

  • S9-13.5TH Tags: asic miner, Asic mining, Bitminer miner, S9 miner
  • Hash Rate: 13.5TH/s ±7%. Power Consumption: 1323W ±7%
  • Most Power Efficient Miner in Existence: 0.098 J/GH ±7%
  • AntMiner APW3 or AntMiner APW5 recommended.
  • Built-in web management portal. No separate host computer required.

List price: $1,150.00 Buy on Amazon

Antminer R4 ~8TH/s @ 0.1 W/GH Silent Designed Bitcoin Miner

Antminer R4 ~8TH/s @ 0.1 W/GH Silent Designed Bitcoin Miner

  • Hash Rate: 8TH/S±5%
  • Power Consumption: 800W + 9% at the wall (with APW5 PSU, 93% efficiency, 25℃ ambient temp)
  • Power Efficiency: 0.1 J/GH + 9% at the wall (with APW5 PSU, 93% efficiency, 25℃ ambient temp)
  • Noise level: 52dB (at an ambient temperature of 35℃)
  • Power supply is not included.

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ANTMINER L3+ LiteCoin MINER 504MH/s | MINING MACHINE | NO WAIT | BNIB

ANTMINER L3+ LiteCoin MINER 504MH/s | MINING MACHINE | NO WAIT | BNIB

The BM1485 chip, the first Litecoin Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chip in more than two years, is designed by the same team that designs the world's most power-efficient ASIC chips for Bitcoin mining. Each Antminer L3+ employs 288 such chips to deliver more hashrate and efficiency than any previous Litecoin miner on the market.

  • L3+ LiteCoin MINER 504MH/s
  • The BM1485 ASIC chip
  • Brand New 0 Hours Equipment for Mining
  • Engineered to Remain Powerful yet Cool
  • SHIPS SAME DAY!!!

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