Microsoft to Accept Bitcoin Cash

At the moment, feature is available only for the US customers
14 March 2018   1455

IT Microsoft began accepting payments in the Bitcoin Cash crypto currency for games, Xbox consoles, applications and other products presented in the Microsoft Store. This is reported by TrustNodes

Bitcoin Cash at Microsoft
Bitcoin Cash at Microsoft

Currently, the option is available only to customers in the US.

You can now use Bitcoin Cash to INSTANTLY add credit to your Microsoft account!!! I selected Redeem Bitcoin, chose Bitcoin Cash, and used the Copay wallet on my phone to scan the QR code on my laptop, and send the payment.

The payment was received INSTANTLY and immediately added the $10 credit to my Microsoft account.
 

Casher at Reddit

In January, Microsoft announced that it would no longer work with Bitcoin due to high fees, but payment processing BitPay, processing crypto-currency transfers of the company, could convince it, apparently suggesting as an alternative Bitcoin Cash.

Recently, Bitcoin Cash support has been activated for 100,000+ BitPay clients.

Merchants who decided to accept payment through Bitpay can receive funds for their own crypto-currency wallets or automatically transfer them to dollars. BitPay does not specify which preference is given to which option. The last time official data was published in 2014. Then, 5,000 customers agreed to receive crypto currency without conversion to Fiat.

Bitmain to Announce New ASIC Chip

BM1397 chip requires less energy and is able to achieve efficiency at 30J / TH
18 February 2019   392

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.