ASIC cooling takes a lot of resources and the result does not often satisfy the miners. How comes it?
This is mainly refers to varieties of mineral oils, PAOM, silicone oils (PMS, PDMS, PES siloxanes) or fluoroketone. So why have we decided to conduct a bunch of experiments and choose an optimal and cheap composition considering that there are plenty of solutions out there?
Revolution in mining is coming up. Most likely, users will switch from their previous unbeaten ASIC devices to FPGA, but GPU will be used only for games and neural networks. Will we witness such a transition this year?
Unlike ASIC, FPGA-based mining installations can be reconfigured for other tasks. In mining it works like this: if the network algorithm changes or there is a need to switch to a more profitable blockchain, FPGA adapts to them.
For those users who are superficially familiar with mining terminology, the concept of merged mining is associated with pools and commingled production. However, that is not quite the case. Today we will define the terminology and find out why merged mining is beneficial for both young blockchains and small miners.
Mining centralization and “51% attack”. This is what excites society since mining moved beyond PCs and acquired unprecedented scales. Is it possible for mining to be centralized and controlled by any authority?