asics

arcade, mole
Ethereum's ProgPoW Proposal: An Expensive Game of Whack-a-Mole
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.
arcade, mole

ethereum
Ethereum Mining Pool Receives Mysterious $300K Blockchain Payout
Cryptocurrency mining pool Sparkpool received a payout today of over $300,000 for mining one block on the ethereum blockchain.
ethereum

miners
Bitmain Announces New, More Efficient 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip
Bitmain Technologies has announced a new 7nm bitcoin mining processor that it says offers a big boost in energy efficiency.
miners

eth btc
Ethereum Foundation and Others Weigh $15 Million Bid to Build 'Randomness' Tech
The Ethereum Foundation may spend $15 million on a project implementing randomness tech called "Verifiable Delay Functions."
eth btc

miners
Ethereum Miner Linzhi Calls Out Project Coders for Proposed ASIC Ban
Shenzhen-based miner manufacturer Linzhi has pushed back against ethereum's “tentative” decision to block specialized ASIC hardware.
miners

computer chip
Bitmain to Begin Selling New Bitcoin Miners Later This Week
Bitmain's recently revealed 7nm ASIC mining chip will be included in new Antminer S15 and T15 models, which go on sale Thursday.
computer chip

justin drake, devcon4
There's a New Plan to Build the Hardware for Ethereum 2.0
The Ethereum Foundation is funding efforts to create specializing mining hardware in partnership with blockchain data storage network Filecoin.
justin drake, devcon4

stop sign barrier
Sia Network Releases Hard Fork Code to Block Crypto Mining Giants
Sia has released the formal code for an imminent hard fork that will block cryptocurrency mining firms like Bitmain from its blockchain network.
stop sign barrier

Crypto Mining Farm
Chip Maker TSMC Forecasts Weaker Crypto Mining Demand in Q4
Taiwanese chip-making giant TSMC has forecast that revenue growth will be impacted by weakness in cryptocurrency mining demand in Q4.
Crypto Mining Farm

mainframe, database
A Multi-Million Dollar Bet Ethereum's Proof-of-Stake Isn't Coming Soon
One of the top crypto ASIC chip makers is betting big ethereum's biggest plans might not come to pass.
mainframe, database