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What happened? At the end of October, the Russian network of computer equipment stores Citilink began the first official sales of mining equipment in the Russian Federation. As of November 1, ASIC miners from Bitmain are available for purchase, in particular the Antminer S19J Pro-96T and S19 95T models. Their prices are 578,660 and 520,610 rubles, respectively. Ivan Sharov, director of the online store for mining equipment and computer components Hardvar, notes that prices in Citylink are twice as high as in specialized stores. In a comment to GetBlock Magazine, he talked about the possible reasons for this difference in cost.
Source: Citylink Showcase
What else did the expert say? Sharov noted that such a difference in price is observed, among other things, with those stores that also work “in the open” and pay the full customs cost. According to the expert, Citilink could purchase equipment at high prices or the dollar rate, or “counts on trust in the brand.”
The director of Hardvar emphasized that during the bull market and the growth of the bitcoin rate, these prices will be justified, and equipment will be bought. Perhaps the retailer is “waiting for a better moment to earn a certain rate of return,” Sharov concluded.
Prices in other stores of the Russian Federation. The cost of the S19J Pro-96T ASIC miner, available on the Russian market, starts at 147,180 rubles. This is almost four times less than in Citylink.
Earlier, the Chinese manufacturer of equipment for cryptocurrency mining Canaan introduced a new line of A13 miners. It includes two models: A1346 with a hash rate of 110 TH / s and an energy efficiency of 30 J / TH and the A1366 device with 130 TH / s and 25 J / TH.
In October, Forbes journalists reported that prices for popular video card models in Russia fell from 500,000 to 100,000 rubles in seven months. One of the main reasons for the price decline was Ethereum’s switch to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm on September 15, which changed the way coins are mined on the network from mining to staking.
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