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The Bitaxe Max (1397)

The Bitaxe Max (1397)


Dive into the future of Bitcoin mining with the Bitaxe 1397, a groundbreaking innovation that stands as the world’s first functional Open-Source ASIC miner. Designed to cater to the needs of both novices and experienced miners alike, this compact yet formidable device redefines mining efficiency and performance. With the capability to deliver an impressive hashrate of up to 400 GH/s, the Bitaxe 1397 harnesses the power of the cutting-edge BM1397 chip, ensuring you stay ahead in the competitive mining landscape.

Step into the future of mining with a device that’s not just a tool, but a movement towards a more open, sustainable, and innovative Bitcoin mining ecosystem.

Version: “100” v2.2

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Introducing Bitaxe Max (1397) Dive into the world of Bitcoin mining with the Bitaxe 1397, a compact yet powerful open-source ASIC miner designed for optimal performance and efficiency. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced miner, the Bitaxe 1397 stands out as a beacon of innovation in the Bitaxe series. The Bitaxe 1397 is a testament to our commitment to accessible, affordable, and open-source mining technology.

Why Choose Bitaxe 1397?

  • Fully Assembled Convenience: Receive your Bitaxe 1397 fully assembled, eliminating the hassle of complex setups. Start mining immediately upon unboxing.
  • Plug-and-Play Readiness: Equipped with a heatsink, fan, and 5V socket, the Bitaxe 1397 is a ready-to-use mining powerhouse straight out of the box.
  • Open-Source Flexibility: Embrace the freedom of open-source with the Bitaxe 1397, offering unparalleled customization to suit your specific mining needs.
  • Energy-Efficient Operation: With a power-efficient design running on just 15W, the Bitaxe 1397 optimizes your energy usage for a more sustainable mining experience.
  • WiFi-Enabled Efficiency: Features an ESP32-S3-WROOM-1 WiFi microcontroller, allowing direct and convenient mining to your chosen pool over WiFi.
  • High-Performance Hardware: Powered by the BM1397 ASIC chip, the Bitaxe 1397 boasts an impressive hashrate of up to 400 GH/s and an efficiency of 0.03 J/GH.

Beyond Just a Product – A Mining Revolution

The Bitaxe 1397 is a catalyst for democratizing and opening Bitcoin mining. It represents our commitment to making advanced mining technology accessible, affordable, and open-source. By choosing Bitaxe 1397, you join a global community of innovators, pushing the boundaries of Bitcoin mining.

Explore the Ever-Growing Bitaxe Series

Bitaxe Model Series ASIC Chip Used On Expected Hashrate Ideal For
Bitaxe Max (100 Series) 1 x BM1397 Antminer 17 Series 400 GH/s (up to 450GH/s) Beginners in Bitcoin mining, offering a solid hash rate with moderate energy consumption.
Bitaxe Ultra (200 Series) 1 x BM1366 Antminer S19 XP and S19k Pro 500 GH/s (up to 550GH/s) Serious miners aiming to balance efficiency with higher hash rates.
Bitaxe Hex (300 Series) 6 x BM1366 Antminer S19k Pro and S19 XP 3.0 TH/s (up to 3.3 TH/s) Miners looking for scalability and high performance without sacrificing efficiency.
Bitaxe Supra (400 Series) 1 x BM1368 Antminer S21 600 GH/s (up to 700GH/s) Serious enthusiasts seeking the highest hash rates and efficiency.

Take the plunge into micro-mining with the Bitaxe Max and become part of a community dedicated to transparency, efficiency, and the democratization of Bitcoin mining technology. Your purchase not only empowers you with the tools to explore the fascinating world of Bitcoin mining but also supports the ongoing development of open-source mining solutions.

Special Note

This is not yet a refined final commercial product, but rather a unique release suitable for thinkers, innovators, and enthusiasts who enjoy the process of exploration and discovery. This is an invitation to be part of the development journey, contributing to the growth and evolution of open-source mining.

You may need to program the device and there will likely be minor issues to resolve. The entire Bitaxe product line is a flight-built aircraft. Please note that updates are coming to this kit, but orders cannot be canceled to get an updated version if a version is released. Your purchase constitutes a commitment to the version available at the time of your order.

Supporting Innovation

For every Bitaxe Max sold, 10$ will be remitted to Open Source Miners United in support of their innovative open-source efforts that contribute to the making of these wonderful and useful products.

MIT License applies. Copyright (c) 2022 Skot.

Additional information

Weight 680 g
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 10 cm
PCB Color


Stand Color

Black, Gray, White, Orange, Red, Green, Blue


Basic 4020, Noctua 4020, Ice Cooler Tower


No PSU, NA 5V 4A, EU 5V 4A


What is The Bitaxe (1397)?

The Bitaxe (1397) is a fully assembled, open-source, plug-and-play Bitcoin solo miner. It’s designed for cost-efficiency, flexibility, and ease of use, making it ideal for DIY enthusiasts, budget-conscious miners, and beginners in the Bitcoin mining world.

What are the Key Features of The Bitaxe?

  • Fully Assembled and Ready to Mine: Eliminates the need for complicated setups or installations.
  • Plug-and-Play: Includes a heatsink, fan, and 5V socket for immediate use.
  • Open-Source Flexibility: Allows for customization and innovation according to user needs.
  • Cost-Effective: Production costs are kept low, making it an affordable option.
  • Low Power Consumption: Operates efficiently on just 15W.
  • WiFi Enabled: Features an ESP32-S3-WROOM-1 WiFi microcontroller for direct pool mining.
  • High Performance: Powered by the BM1397 ASIC chip, offering up to 400 GH/s hashrate and 0.03 J/GH efficiency.

What is Included in The Bitaxe Package?

The Bitaxe comes fully assembled with a heatsink, fan, and 5V socket. It’s pre-programmed and ready for immediate mining upon arrival.

Who Should Opt for The Fully Assembled Bitaxe?

The fully assembled Bitaxe is ideal for:

  • Beginners in Bitcoin mining.
  • DIY enthusiasts who prefer a ready-to-use solution.
  • Miners seeking a cost-effective, high-performance, open-source mining solution.

How Does The Bitaxe Support Open-Source Mining?

For every Bitaxe (1397) sold, $10 is contributed to Open Source Miners United, supporting their efforts in developing innovative open-source mining products.

What is the MIT License Associated with The Bitaxe?

The MIT License is a permissive free software license that allows significant freedom in using, modifying, and distributing the software. The Bitaxe, as an open-source project, is covered under this license.

Is The Bitaxe Suitable for Beginners?

Yes, The Bitaxe is designed to be user-friendly and suitable for beginners, offering a hassle-free mining experience without the complexities of hardware setup.

Can I Customize The Bitaxe?

Yes, as an open-source product, The Bitaxe offers unparalleled flexibility, allowing users to customize and innovate according to their mining needs and preferences.

What is the Energy Efficiency of The Bitaxe?

The Bitaxe operates at an energy-efficient design that runs on just 15W, minimizing electricity costs and making it an eco-friendly mining option.

What Other Products are in the Bitaxe Series?

The Bitaxe series includes:

  • The Bitaxe DIY Kit: For miners who prefer to assemble their own hardware.
  • The Bitaxe (Vanilla): A ready-to-use, hassle-free mining experience.
  • Minibit 1397 Powered by Bitaxe: A comprehensive, high-performance mining solution.

How Does The Bitaxe Contribute to the Bitcoin Mining Community?

The Bitaxe embodies a commitment to making Bitcoin mining accessible, affordable, and open-source. It’s a gateway to the exciting world of Bitcoin mining, encouraging innovation and community-driven development.


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