BCH Tipping Bot Takes Over Telegram

Following the popularity of Tippr on Reddit and Twitter, the users of Telegram application are also capable of performing BCH microtransactions via Pepe-interfaced tipping bot
01 March 2018   2116

In January 2018 we have reported about the gaining popularity Tippr bot, which was a Bitcoin Cash tipbot for Reddit and Twitter users that allowed them to reward the content when they wanted to support the author by leaving a tip.

The technology is developing and spreading to different social services, and recently it has emerged that the similar Bitcoin Cash bot appeared in Telegram app. The bot can be found as tipmebchbot, and it has a repository on GitHub, which states that this software is highly experimental, may lead to loss of funds, and the author takes no responsibility for users' money.

BCH tipping bot in telegramBCH Tipping Bot in Telegram

The TipMeBch bot has the interface of the well-known internet meme Pepe, and is capable of performing the following commands:

  • /tipbch $1.23 - Send tip
  • /tipbch 0.0001 - Send tip (BCH)
  • /balance - Show your balance
  • /deposit - Show your deposit address (PM)
  • /withdraw <address> <bch amount> - Withdraw funds
  • /stats - Show tipping stats
  • /help - This help
  • /about - Information about the bot
  • /setstickerset [name] - Set sticker set for channel (pepe or none)

As it is reported by Altcoinss portal, the bot is currently at version v1.0.0 and is maintained by Andreas Brekken, a cryptocurrency developer who has been working since 2011.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin Cash:

  • Average price: $1 249,73
  • Marketcap: $21 237 239 890
  • 24h volume: $357 983 000

Bitmain to Announce New ASIC Chip

BM1397 chip requires less energy and is able to achieve efficiency at 30J / TH
18 February 2019   66

This Monday, the Chinese mining company Bitmain announced the next-generation 7-nm chip codenamed BM1397, which, according to it surpasses its predecessors in performance and energy efficiency and is suitable for mining cryptocurrencies on the SHA256 algorithm, including Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

The BM1397 chip requires less energy and is able to achieve efficiency at 30J / TH, which is “higher by 28.6% than the previous 7-nm chip from Bitmain”, codenamed BM1391.

BM1397 is manufactured using TSMC, a Taiwan-based semiconductor product company, which is one of the leading suppliers in the cryptocurrency mining industry.

The BM1397 chip will be installed in the new ASIC miners of the Antminer S17 and Antminer T17 models, the release of which Bitmain promises to announce later. The company does not provide other details of the updated devices in its message.