Category: Mining

8 May

Bitmain’s Antminer Z9 Mini Designed to Mine Zcash, Threatens ASIC Resistance

Source: Bitcoin Magazine Bitmain’s Antminer Z9 Mini Designed to Mine Zcash, Threatens ASIC Resistance Mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has announced the release of its new Antminer Z9 mini, an ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) miner capable of mining any cryptocurrency running the Equihash proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm. This includes, most notably, Zcash. The company made the announcement […]
13 Apr

Samsung Is Building ASIC Chips for Halong Mining

Source: Bitcoin Magazine Samsung Is Building ASIC Chips for Halong Mining Seoul-based multinational conglomerate Samsung has confirmed that it is providing ASIC chips to mine bitcoin, ether and assorted cryptocurrencies for hardware manufacturer Halong Mining. Prior to entering the mining space, Samsung was producing “high-capacity memory chips” for GPUs, which are predominantly used to handle […]
30 Mar

Intel Releases Patent for New Cryptocurrency Mining Accelerator

Source: Bitcoin Magazine Intel Releases Patent for New Cryptocurrency Mining Accelerator Intel, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, has filed a patent for a new Bitcoin mining chip accelerator. Entitled “Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator with Optimized Message Digest and Message Scheduler Datapath,” the patent was originally submitted in September of 2016, but is now […]
13 Mar

Bitmain Explores More Sites for Bitcoin Mining Expansion

Source: Bitcoin Magazine Bitmain Explores More Sites for Bitcoin Mining Expansion Having already expanded its China-based ASIC chip manufacturing into Switzerland and Canada, Bitmain is looking to add a facility to the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. According to companies-numbers.com, the co-founder of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, is the sole governing person behind Ant […]
7 Mar
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