Crypto Mining Frequently Asked Questions


  • Many people hear about Bitcoin mining and wonder what it is exactly and what is involved to get started. Cryptocurrency mining can be a complex process that takes time to master. However, it can also be incredibly rewarding and lucrative. By using BT-Miners, we can help walk you through getting started with various forms of crypto mining.

    You may understand that you can purchase cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Kadena, Ripple, etc. on a marketplace. The main benefit of “mining” is being able to earn this cryptocurrency without having to spend money directly to get it. A Crypto Miner, often called a Mining Rig in the industry, is a piece of sophisticated computer hardware that performs certain tasks. For each completed task, you are compensated in crypto which can be saved, spent, or converted to other assets. The components of a typical miner are similar to that of high-speed computer. However, unlike your basic home computer, Miners are specialized equipment designed to perform certain mining-specific tasks.

    The ways you can earn this currency differ; one way, for example, is by validating crypto transactions on a Blockchain network. But put simply—a miner gets rewarded in crypto by completing certain types of work. Besides when maintenance is needed, there is little actual work that you have to do for your Miner to successfully mine. No hard hats or pick axe required!

  • Blockchain is a banking ledger for cryptocurrency. Unlike a physical bank that keeps transaction records, cryptocurrency transactions are conducted worldwide. Transactions are updated by the users of the cryptocurrency and that resulting record of blocks of data is called the Blockchain. Each cryptocurrency has it’s own blockchain record.

    One of the tasks a Miner does is to validate the transactions listed in the blockchain. Simply, the miner must compute and solve a complex equation so that new transactions can be verified and added. Once the miner successfully completes a task, it earns a certain amount of crypto. Since transactions are continuously occurring in the marketplace, there are always new equations for the miner to solve. The key is that the first miner to solve the equation is the one compensated, so the more rigs you have, the faster they will solve equations and the more money you will earn.

  • At iKminer we often get this question! There are many factors that go into determining what the “best” miner for you might be. Questions that you will need to answer include:
    • What is your budget?
    • What cryptocurrency would you like to mine?
    • Where will your miner be located?
    • What is the electricity requirements/ capabilities for this location?
    • Noise and heat considerations?

    Mining equipment is rated by the Hashrate or speed in which they can typically operate. This equipment can also consume large amounts of energy to run. Many miners won’t run off your normal residential 110V outlets. New miners are much more energy efficient than ever before, but all miners create heat as a byproduct. Miners have fans to help keep them cool, but these fans create noise. A small single machine running in your basement may work fine, while numerous machines running together may require additional cooling equipment. As there are multiple cryptocurrencies available, there are different Miners suited for different tasks. BT-Miners carries rigs to mine Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Kadena (KDA), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Litecoin (LTC), Nervos (CKB), DashCoin (DASH), StarCoins (STC), Handshake (HNS), and other varieties of cryptocurrencies.

    iKminer has compiled the ratings and specifications of the most popular Miners so you can determine the cost and return on investment (ROI). We carry the leading mining brands including Canaan, Avalon Miners, Goldshell, Koi Miners, Bitmain Antminer, Innosilicon, Whatsminer, iPollo, and Jasminer. We also offer crypto miner consulting to make sure you select the right machine for you, help you with setup, and have a technical support team available.

    Typically, the more miners running simultaneously, the faster and easier it is to mine cryptocurrency. Some customers have 1 or 2 miners and others opt for an entire “farm” of miners. Users can also pool their resources or look for others to host mining equipment where energy costs may be cheaper. iKminers partners with multiple Mining Farms to provide crypto mining hosting services.

    To keep your mining equipment operating smoothly, iKminer also provides technical support and repair services.

  • Besides the physical mining hardware available at iKminer, there is mining software and a “wallet” to store your cryptocurrency. iKminer pre-tests our mining hardware to ensure that it is ready to go. You will need the appropriate electrical supply, a computer, and an internet connection to start mining.

    There are many different mining software available depending on the type of cryptocurrency you want to mine and type of operating system installed on the Miner. Many of the software platforms are free to use to connect you to a Mining Pool. One computer can run multiple miners.

    Finally, you need a place to collect your cryptocurrency generated through your mining efforts. Wallets are essentially encrypted online bank accounts that store cryptocurrency. There are many different platforms available, each with its own benefits and features. Some include software that help track your performance and tools to convert your cryptocurrency.

    At iKminer we can help guide you through the setup process to start crypto mining.

  • There are 3 basic types of Crypto Miners categorized by the hardware used for the mining. There are many acronyms used in the business so when starting out, things can be a bit confusing.

    GPU Mining – Video Card or Graphic-Based Mining System
    CPU Mining – Computer or Processor-Based Mining System
    ASIC Mining – Application-Specific Integrated Circuit – Specialized hardware equipment built with the intended purpose to mine cryptocurrencies

    At iKminer, we only supply ASIC Mining equipment. Whether you want to mine Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Kadena (KDA), Dogecoin (DOGE), Litecoin (LTC), Nervos (CKB), DashCoin (DASH), StarCoins (STC), or one of the other varieties of digital currencies, an ASIC Miner is the most effective method to mine crypto.

  • BTC Miners – Bitcoin Miners
    ETH & ETC Miners – Ethereum Miners
    LTC & DOGE Miners – Litecoin and Dogecoin Miners
    Other Altcoin Miners – Kadena, Dashcoin, StarCoin, Nervos Miners

    Further, there are different manufacturers for ASIC Miners. iKminer carries the leading brands including:
    • Bitmain Antminer
    • Goldshell
    • Innosilicon
    • Jasminer
    • MicroBT Whatsminer

    iKminer has direct relationships with manufacturers. If you don’t see the mining rig or parts you are looking for, pleasecontact us to see if we can get it for you. At iKminer, we don’t have any buying minimums. Our volume contracts allows us to offer the best price possible. We also have an international network of Miners to obtain used equipment that is tested and repaired by our technicians prior to sale.

  • Generally, iKminer can ship crypto mining equipment anywhere in the World. Our experienced logistics team can help ensure reliable and timely delivery. Certain countries impose taxes including import tax, tariffs or VAT tax. In addition, a few countries have restricted or prohibit crypto mining equipment. For more information check out our Sales Guidelines by Country.


General,iKminer online shop free for the delivery.

but if you order the items under-line ,we will check the delivery cost.

normally ,If you order the goods which is instock ,then 7-15days you can get it.

if you order the pre-order items .then the getting time need depend on the actual delivery time of the factory

You need to constantly check logistics, customs information, and keep your mobile phone ready to talk


For each package, we will attach three invoices, two for the customs and one for the customer.
In general, the declared value of the invoice is usually lower than the actual value of the product.
If you have special requirements on the declared value of the invoice, please be sure to communicate with our sales or customer service online in advance.

We solemnly declare: Each miner before being shipped, we will have test one by one ,only the results are good then we allow to shipping .

1, If the you get the wrong miners, we free replacement of the correct product. Or negotiate compensation for price difference.
2. The miners be damaged by transportation — if the miners is within the warranty range, it can be sent to the original manufacturer for free repair, also it can be returned to us for free after-sales repair. The same , if Miner not covered by the warranty, it  can be sent back to our company’s repair factory for repair.

   NOTE:As you know,Then miners are special investment products, and prices fluctuate greatly. As long as the goods are shipped, we refuse to return, only repair or replacement.

1\ You can change or cancel the orders before the miners been shipped .

2\If the miner have been shipped to you , we can not accept change or cancel the miner order .


1\New miner warranty ,the warranty depend on the different Original factory standard. normally :

Antminer : 12 months

other miner :3-6 months

Please check the product description carefully before PO.

2\If you ordered the second hand miner ,the warranty is 48 hours after you get the miner. so ,please test the miner as soon as you get the miner in 48hours .

Payment can be made by credit or debit card, e-check, bank transfer, or Crypto payments (through 3rd party provider Coinbase and Coingate).