As it became known, ASIC-chips for bitcoin-miners of Halong Mining company are made by the technological giant Samsung. There was no official confirmation from the South Korean company, however, one of the Halong Mining distributors made such a statement, CCN reported.
Online retailer MyRig posted on Twitter an image in which a company representative holds a plate of semiconductor material that is used to produce integrated circuits.
It has became known that Samsung starts ASIC chips production in January, but it wasn't reported for who. The only mention was an unnamed Chinese company for the production of equipment for mining, and it was China that was supposed to become the first market for the company to enter before a broader international presence.
Despite the fact that Halon Mining itself is still very little known, the DragonMint T1 produced by it is allegedly the most effective miner in the market to date, superior even to Antminer S9 from Bitmain.
Moreover, in March, Slush Pool confirmed that one of the pool members extracted the block with the help of the Halong Mining Miner, whose effectiveness is achieved through a technological upgrade called overt AsicBoost.
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Halong Mining has its own well-known critic - co-founder Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk Cobra. According to his repeated statements, Halong Mining are scammers, DragonMint T1 is a fiction, and Innosilicon is actually manufacturing devices.
The first time Halong Mining equipment was presented in November last year. Then it became known that one of Bitcoin Core BtcDrak developer is connected with the project.