Bitmain AntMiner U1 USB stick


British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Cryptocurrencies like ‘Bitcoin’ are ‘mined’ using computers to complete complex mathematical problems. When successfully completed, the system rewards the user with Bitcoin currency. The complexity of this mining process ensures Bitcoins are produced in limited numbers and at a predictable rate.


  • Title: Bitmain AntMiner U1 USB stick
  • Creator: AntMiner
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Location: USA
  • Physical Dimensions: 60mm x 25mm
  • Registration number: 2016,4017.1
  • Material: plastic, metal
  • Copyright: © The Trustees of the British Museum
  • British Museum link: 2016,4017.1

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