A new partnership between Samsung Electronics and a Canadian firm named Squire Mining Ltd. is in today’s cryptocurrency news. Under this partnership, the tech giant aims to manufacture ASIC chips which will be used to mine cryptocurrencies.
This puts Samsung on the ASIC chip train and places it as a direct rival to many companies (including Bitmain). According to the press release, Squire Mining Ltd. has already established a design house in South Korea. Samsung, on the other hand, is also headquartered in the East Asian country and will lend its foundry services to the said design house to mass produce the crypto mining chips.
Meanwhile, ASIC stands for Application-Specific Integrated Circuit and is practically a random access memory chip that is widely used for its smaller size, computation power, and lower power consumption.
In May this year, Samsung confirmed that the growth in the demand for these chips contributed to 73% of its earnings in the first quarter of 2018. However, during that time, Bitcoin was maintaining its price support above $10,000 which explains why mining companies wanted to buy more ASIC machines.
Squire Mining Ltd., on the other hand, is also aiming at a mass scale production of ASIC mining chips. As the company revealed in its statement to the press:
“Our front-end development team of engineers and programmers is currently working with Gaonchips to develop the Company’s initial ASIC chip to mine Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin, and other associated cryptocurrencies using a wafer process technology that, once confirmed and accepted as meeting certain prescribed specifications and criteria, will form the basis of an initial mass production test run of the ASIC chip by Samsung Electronics.”
We will wait and see if a mass scale production of the ASIC chips will also promise a mass scale adoption of the chips – something that Samsung certainly hopes to achieve with the new partnership.
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“There’s supposedly a limit on there, but where is it written in stone that can’t increase? And of course, the electricity that’s churned out by the miners trying to solve these algorithms is just extraordinary.”He dismissed bitcoin by calling it a black box which is a very complex investment model. Also, Shilling noted that he is very suspicious of many things that are clearly not transparent and said that it is not the best idea to invest in something if you don’t understand it. There are plenty of reasons why bitcoin fails as a currency such as not being a store of value, it’s also not a medium of exchange and it is still not accepted universally.
“All the requirements that you normally have for a currency, it just doesn’t have. The only legitimate use I can think of in bitcoin is off-the-books kinds of transactions, underworld transactions. I just don’t see a legitimate use. It is a game,’’ said Shilling.However, the younger generation of tech millionaires is extremely confident that bitcoin will eventually manage to toss aside all other currencies. Some of them even predict bitcoin to reach a price of $250,000.
‘Time May Be Right’ For Home Crypto Mining: Coinbase CTO
“The big difference with decentralized mining in 2018 is that there are now so many different coins and tokens out there that it’s almost certainly possible to make a profit – or at least mine a decent amount of some crypto – via a decentralized home mining device like Coinmine.”This is a notable perspective mostly because Srinivasan previously founded 21.co which was a startup that emerged from stealth in 2015 and had an ambitious plan to embed Bitcoin miners in everyday devices- which was then backed by Coinbase Ventures. Following the Coinmine announcement, Srinivasan wrote:
“The big difference with decentralized mining in 2018 is that there are now so many different coins and tokens out there that it’s almost certainly possible to make a profit – or at least mine a decent amount of some crypto – via a decentralized home mining device like Coinmine."As we can see from the above stated, the CTO of Coinbase seems optimistic about Coinmine's ability to add even more coins later, foreseeing a future where the company could play a key role in the launch of new tokens.
“I believe that decentralized mining is an important idea and worth trying again. It’s mining as Satoshi intended: many devices around the world with no single point of failure." Srinivasan concluded.
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"We’re aiming to grow throughout the region by bringing institutional and retail traders there an array of trusted trading options so they can buy and sell with confidence,” Buyn said following the official announcement.He also pointed that the Latin American market is extremely important for the exchange as it is for many crypto and blockchain industries.
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