Tag: Bitmain

What is Antbleed?

A new source of drama has been discovered in the bitcoin world, although this particular incident revolves around a piece of code that has been dormant for some time now. The Antbleed “backdoor” is a firmware “flaw” discovered in Bitmain’s bitcoin and litecoin mining hardware. Even though this code has been in the firmware for quite some time now, it was only recently discovered. What Is The Antbleed Fuss All …
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What is ASICBOOST?

There has been quite a lot of controversy regarding Bitmain’s ASICBOOST technology over the past few days. This technology allows the company to use a flaw in the bitcoin mining protocol to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors. However, there are some some claims ASICBOOST only works with a specific type of scaling proposal. It is time we dive deeper into the mystery that is ASICBOOST. Unveiling The Mystery That …
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Bitmain Hints At Antminer R4 For At-home Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin mining at home has become nearly impossible these days. Not only are these devices expensive, but they also generate a ton of noise and heat. Moreover, electricity costs are going up in nearly every country, making mining unprofitable. Bitmain has unveiled their R4 miner, which is designed for home usage. Bitmain Wants To Reboot Bitcoin Mining At Home Although the official R4 Bitcoin miner listing has been pulled from …
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Blocktrail Acquired By Bitmain To Bolster BTC.com Service

Acquisitions in the Bitcoin industry are not unusual, albeit they do seem to occur more often in the past year or so. Bitmain, a company, best known for its Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturing capabilities, has acquired Blocktrail, a company focusing on Bitcoin data and analytics. It remains unknown as to what this acquisition will lead to. What Does Bitmain Want With Blocktrail? At first glance, there does not seem to …
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