An application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) miner is a device that is designed for the sole purpose of mining—not coal, but rather digital currency. Generally, each ASIC miner is constructed to mine a specific digital currency. So, a Bitcoin ASIC miner can mine only bitcoin.
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I have two "ASICMINER Block Erupter 333MH/s ASIC USB BTC Bitcoin Miner SHA256" can somebody help me on what software do i need that will use these usb asics and mine bitcoin or any other crypto coin. (i don't care if is it profitable orn not)
I am beginning to beleive that the continued availability of mining and more efficient mining asics keeps bitcoin lower in price. Thoughts? When mining is done will price skyrocket? What will that last mined coin need to be worth to justify all the mining operations?
I am beginning to beleive that the continued availability of mining and more efficient mining asics keeps bitcoin lower in price. Thoughts? When mining is done will price skyrocket? What will that last mined coin need to be worth to justify all the mining operations? /r/Bitcoin
Agree/Disagree? --> Vertcoin is what all the other scrypt coins were trying to be: a more egalitarian mining environment than bitcoin... until scrypt ASICs ruined those plans.
The title pretty much sums up why I decided early-on to buy into vertcoin. I recognized that it would fill the scrypt niche better than any other scrypt coin. I wanted to see how many people in this community share this feeling. And for those who either disagree or are in this community primarily for a different reason, I'm intrested in knowing why! Thanks fellow Verters!
What BU is doing by jeopardizing the hard earned coins of the early miners is despicable. The community should punish them severely. ASIC mining is nothing but "set it and forget it." For years, /r/Bitcoin
[HASH RATE] Where's solid evidence that bitcoin's hashrate of 140 EH/s is much more than a group of miners could achieve?
What's the average amount of hash operations a supercomputer could do? Or an ASIC mining thing? And how do we know bitcoin's current hash rate is large enough that it would be way more expensive to buy all that equipment and do a 51% attack?
could mining pools be charged for violating sanctions?
If those running a bitcoin mixer can be charged for violating AML, can a centralized mining pool charged for mining a transaction violating sanctions? Mining pools are relatively large organizations that control what transactions get into the block as they create the block template using the bitcoin protocol. Thus they have 'ownership' of what transactions are processed. They outsource some of the POW hashing to 'ASIC' operators ( that are not responsible for selecting transactions ) large organizations generate allot of revenue and hire multiple people and present a large target for law enforcement vs a random solo miner that mines a block every now then. They are more likely to be compliant with requests to censor transactions to protect their 'reputation/business' This is, why protocols like better-hash needs to be widely adopted because, with better hash the pool is _NOT_ responsible for selecting transactions - all it will do is pool the rewards. Individual miners in the pool can create their own block templates. Thus they are no longer ASIC operators as they need to run a full node to create the block template. I think betterhash will decentralize legal liabilities of the mining pool. Any point of centralization in bitcoin like a custodian mixing service is vulnerable to legal action.
Inspired by the discussion on the cc subreddit (which I won't link to), I have some questions.
These Nakamoto coefficients aren't very comparable. Miners can reassign their hashrate at any time. Hashrate also has an ongoing, real expense. Nano votes can't be reassigned if the network is controlled, and there's no out of band "real" cost to acquire or maintain control. Thus, it's extremely misleading to try and compare these.
I would say that indeed hashrate has an ongoing, real expense so indeed, performing a 51% attack on Bitcoin will cost you on a per hour basis. On the other hand, get a 51% majority of Nano and you essentially block the network for eternity from what I understand. Bitcoin would most likely also collapse in value if a 51% attack was successfully performed, because even if it were to go offline for an hour and just a few doublespends were performed, it would undermine the store of value mantra quite strongly. Some sides notes here are, of course, that getting a 51% majority delegates for Nano is extremely difficult or expensive, as you need to buy up a large percentage of the supply yourself or you need to convince a lot of people to delegate to you, which hopefully only works if you build services that use Nano and therefore, in both cases, you have a vested interest in ensuring the Nano network remains valuable. On the other hand, Bitcoin miners have made large investments in ASICs which means they are strongly incentivized in the same sense, they want the Bitcoin network to remain valuable. Convincing either enough large Nano holders, or large swathes of Bitcoin hash power, would therefore be difficult. However, wouldn't it, generally, not be easier to find hash power outside the large miners currently mining than it would be to find Nano to give yourself a majority? I'm thinking that to get a 51% majority in Nano as said earlier you need to buy up enough of the outstanding Nano, or convince holders with a vested interest in the value of the Nano network. For Bitcoin however, I could rent out a chunk of Amazon's computing power and set up my own temporary mining operation to compete with the mining pools currently available. It would still be expensive, but, I am assuming, less so than taking the Nano option (even with current market caps). Is this a fair comparison? Or am I misrepresenting how easy it would be to get a Nano majority, or misrepresenting how difficult it would be to find alternative hash power to mine Bitcoin? Edit: Comparing to Bitcoin because it has the most hash power, this goes for all PoW crypto.
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