Sia vs. Bitmain controversy begs the question: Do ASIC miners destroy networks?
By Leo Zhang
Feb 9, 2018
Manufacturers of Bitcoin mining hardware have long drawn ire from core developers. Now these chipmakers are making enemies in other networks like Sia. Sia Co-founder David Vorick sat down with Vertcoin's James Lovejoy to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of consensus algorithms such as Sia's Blake2b, which like Bitcoin's algo (SHA-256) can be accelerated with specially-made integrated circuits (see video below).
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