Hardware miners for Scrypt
As we mentioned before, Scrypt is a different from SHA-256 for example. It is the perfect algorithm for creating cryptocurrencies with a high degree of resistance to ASIC or FPGA mining. However, if anything mining hardware designers have it is inventive, and today there are hardware miners capable of working with Scrypt. But this is achieved with a high penalty, with respect to the power provided and the necessary energy consumption.
ASIC and FPGA miners are characterized by high efficiency. They offer high levels of hash rate with minimal power consumption. For example, it is common to see SHA-256 miners with a consumption of only 1000 watts and offer power of several TH / s (trillions of hashses per second). But in Scrypt, this changes radically. In fact, a Scrypt miner consuming around 1000 watts will hardly be able to offer us more than 500 MH / s (millions of hashses per second). Up to that point Scrypt is quite a challenge for hardware miners.
Now let's get to know some of the miners that exist for this difficult but safe algorithm:
Antminer L3 ++
The well-known company Antminer has created the ASIC miner, Antminer L3 ++. This miner is capable of Scrypt mining up to a maximum of 580 MH / s and a consumption of about 800 watts of energy.
Innosilicon A6 + LTC Master
About us Innosilicon It is another of the big companies that create ASIC mining hardware. In this case, your miner Innosilicon A6 + LTC Master, is designed to work with Scrypt. The total power of this miner reaches 2,2 GH / s, being one of the most powerful. However, its power consumption shoots up to 2100 watts.
As we can see, Scrypt is a great hash algorithm that has helped many cryptocurrencies create a powerful option against Bitcoin and derivatives that use algorithms like SHA-256. Its high security, ease of implementation and potential to evolve, make it one of the most sought after hash functions in the crypto world.