Samsung to Develop ASIC Chips for Halong Mining

There was no official confirmation from the South Korean company, however, one of the Halong Mining distributors made such a statement
12 April 2018   2063

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.

MyRig Tweet
MyRig Tweet

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.

Slush Pool Tweet
Slush Pool Tweet

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.

Cobra Tweet
Cobra Tweet

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.

Litecoin to Implement Reward Halving Successfully

Block reward was reduced from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC on block 1,680,000
06 August 2019   109

Today, on August 5, the reward for the Litecoin block for miners was halved.

Halving happened on block 1,680,000, changing the block reward from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC. The next halving will take place in four years - tentatively on August 2, 2023, as a result of which the block reward will decrease to 6.25 LTC, making digital silver even more scarce.

Litecoin Block Reward Halving Countdown
Litecoin Block Reward Halving Countdown

According to litecoinblockhalf, 75% of the total Litecoin supply has been mined so far. The current inflation rate of the coin is 4.26%, and after four years it should drop to 1.80%.

Many investors were sure that the market had long “digested” the positive expectations in connection with a decrease in cryptocurrency emissions and expected either a sideways price movement or even a decrease in the LTC rate.