Chinese tech firm Bitmain is reportedly sold out of Bitcoin mining chipsets, with no new stock expected until August.
The company’s latest batch — including machines yet to be built — were snapped up in weeks despite retail prices for its Antminer S9 almost doubling.
Supplies for new rigs have been scarce in the past year, however BTC has jumped 70% since mid-December — bringing mining profits along with it.
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Psst. If you’ve got a second-hand Bitmain chip kicking around, you could be in luck. Thanks to new gear being rarer than rocking horse shit, the market for pre-owned rigs is booming.