Tag Archive: ASICBoost

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    ASICBOOST: Bitmain to Respond ‘Soon’ to Exploit Accusations

    Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu has vowed to respond ‘soon’ to accusations the miner is exploiting a Bitcoin vulnerability to manipulate mining. Bitmain, Vulnerability Outing ‘Huge SegWit Confidence Boost’ A “covert” use of so-called ASICBOOST technology was circulated to the Core mailing list by contributor Greg Maxwell Wednesday. This would allow “a major manufacturer” to unfairly profit from centralization. While Bitmain was not named by Maxwell, community sources subsequently confirmed the company’s involvement. In case there

    · April 6, 2017 · 5:00 am
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    Proposed Hard-Fork to Nullify ASICBoost Patent

    Bitcoin Core contributor, Peter Todd, announced that a hard-fork had been proposed to negate attempts to patent the ASICBoost method. Also read: Kraken Launches ETH Dark Pool Trading According to a message sent out by Peter, this proposed idea sprang from an agreement made at a Bitcoin-oriented round-table in February. The round-table was attended by a slew of representatives from the Bitcoin development and industry, and focused on a variety of different subjects. The intent

    · May 11, 2016 · 5:01 pm