Why would Bitmain knowingly release ASIC miners for a network that is likely to fork away from its current Proof-of-Work algorithm, thus rendering the machines obsolete? Since most of other CryptoNight-based networks are much smaller.
Some speculations below:
These will be bricked after the $XMR hard fork with small PoW change in 13 days, so with them shipping them in May/June... Good luck, you won't be able to use them for Monero. pic.twitter.com/gCpD7UQPhs
Bitmain is selling Cryptonight ASICs. Lots to digest
- If the Monero HF works, these will be bricks. Other cryptonight coins won't deliver ROI - Bitmain knows, and is branding them 'cryptonight' and not 'Monero' ASICs (like they did with Blake2b) - Bitmain called Monero's bluff
"The idea behind ring signature is the same as the mixing technique introduced in Part I. The larger the ring size is, the greater the anonymity set is. This 1-of-N input model is passive, meaning the user does not need to connect with the creators of the foreign transactions to form the ring. Monero enforces a minimum ring size to guarantee untraceability."
"A 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
Dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2
Faster Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0)
Power-over-Ethernet support (with separate PoE HAT)
Improved PXE network and USB mass-storage booting
Improved thermal management"
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