Browsing the "ASICs" Tag

mining, bitcoin

Importer of Bitmain’s Bitcoin Miners Draws Criminal Investigation in Russia

| Anna Baydakova

An importer of Bitmain's bitcoin miners is under investigation for underpaying customs fees, a search warrant obtained by CoinDesk reveals.

grin, mimblewimble

Grin Developers Agree to Alter Technical Development Roadmap

| Daniel Kuhn

Developers behind the cryptocurrency Grin agreed to hold off on changes to planned proof-of-work updates for the foreseeable future.

arcade, mole

Ethereum’s ProgPoW Proposal: An Expensive Game of Whack-a-Mole

| Dovey Wan and Martina Long

Ethereum's ProgPoW proposal may appear to minimize the ASIC advantage, but it isn't as democratizing as claimed, argue Dovey Wan and Martina Long.

Ethereum Mining Pool Receives Mysterious $300K Blockchain Payout

| Christine Kim

Cryptocurrency mining pool Sparkpool received a payout today of over $300,000 for mining one block on the ethereum blockchain.

Bitmain Announces New, More Efficient 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

| Daniel Palmer

Bitmain Technologies has announced a new 7nm bitcoin mining processor that it says offers a big boost in energy efficiency.

Ethereum Foundation and Others Weigh $15 Million Bid to Build ‘Randomness’ Tech

| Christine Kim

The Ethereum Foundation may spend $15 million on a project implementing randomness tech called "Verifiable Delay Functions."

Ethereum Miner Linzhi Calls Out Project Coders for Proposed ASIC Ban

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Shenzhen-based miner manufacturer Linzhi has pushed back against ethereum's “tentative” decision to block specialized ASIC hardware.

Bitmain to Begin Selling New Bitcoin Miners Later This Week

| Nikhilesh De

Bitmain's recently revealed 7nm ASIC mining chip will be included in new Antminer S15 and T15 models, which go on sale Thursday.

There’s a New Plan to Build the Hardware for Ethereum 2.0

| Christine Kim

The Ethereum Foundation is funding efforts to create specializing mining hardware in partnership with blockchain data storage network Filecoin.

Sia Network Releases Hard Fork Code to Block Crypto Mining Giants

| Wolfie Zhao

Sia has released the formal code for an imminent hard fork that will block cryptocurrency mining firms like Bitmain from its blockchain network.