Cryptocurrencies are decentralized which means that you have full control and you are not dependent on central banks or goverments. Mining a Cryptocurrency is the process of maintaining a digital cryptocurrency, which then allows you a reward.

Why can't I buy one direct?

You can but Due to extremely high demand, they sell out straight away, so Its standard practice for the factory to then Pre-Sells the next batch a few months down the line.

What Chips do they use?

The L3+ Antminer uses BM1485 ASIC chips. The BM1485 chip, is the first Litecoin Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chip in more than two years and was designed by the same team that designs the world’s most power-efficient ASIC chips for Bitcoin mining. Each Antminer L3+ employs 288 such chips to deliver more hashrate and efficiency than any previous Litecoin miner on the market.

Are these difficult to use and setup?

The Ease of use of the Antminer’s user interface has been carefully designed keeping the needs of our users in mind. After you have accessed the Antminer’s user interface, all you need to do is to enter your wallet address and mining pool settings to start mining. The user interface also allows you to customize certain settings and to upgrade to new firmware releases from Bitmain.

Are these Miners large?

These have a compact time-tested Design & is the World’s most powerful Litecoin miner, yet smaller than many portable stereo systems. The Antminer L3+ follows a form factor similar to that of the hugely popular Antminer S9 and is nearly the same size. Whether in a home or in a mining farm with several other L3+ miners, the Antminer L3+’s small footprint fits well in all locations.

What is a wallet?

A wallet is a digital wallet where you can store your coins. Each wallet has a unique address that you need to share when you want to receive bitcoins. Always double check that your address is correct and make sure you have a digital wallet with good security such as a 2way verification system.