In mid-March, the company Bitmain has released ASIC miner Antminer X3 for mining of Monero, one of the first works on the algorithm CryptoNight. However, the Monero developers are opposed to the device. This means that soon it will cease to get the main coins of the algorithm, writes Coindesk.
Is it worth it to buy Antminer X3
According to the chief developer network Monero spagni of Ricardo, the work of ASIC devices involves a number of risks. Among them: centralized workflow, possible bribery by the government or even the introduction of the “switch” that could disable miners remotely.
Spagna noted that developers plan to carry out the forks twice a year to preclude ASIC from the network.
I believe that our actions against developments Bitmain have a great sense for the situation in General.
In response, the head Bitmain in his Twitter said that ASIC have exceptional security. Rome disagreed with him.
Do you really think so? The ability to delete the entire hash rate distributed to tens of thousands of miners, and to pass him over in favor of a handful of miners who can afford to buy an expensive hardware – this is an exceptional level of security? I’m not sure you do believe it.
Earlier, a similar resistance was faced by the developers Baikal Giant N. the Reason is the same: Monero work against ASIC devices in your network and the solution is independent from the manufacturer.
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