WeChat to Ban Bitmain's Account

Bitmain is not the first banneed crypto related account; over 30 accounts have been blocked so far
10 September 2018   254

The Chinese instant messenger WeChat has blocked accounts related to the sale of Mining equipment from Bitmain and analysis of movements of cryptology, CoinDesk reports.

In particular, on September 10, the official channel of the manufacturer of Bitmain Mining Equipment "antminersale" got to the "black list" of the service.

Following users' complaints, the platform [WeChat] has reviewed and discovered that this account – without having acquired authorized credentials or licenses – has been publishing and distributing information of relevant businesses it is involved in
 

WeChat Message

However, the second similar to Bitmain account "antminer_official" is still available in WeChat. Representatives of Bitmain declined to comment on the situation.

In addition, the operator of the Goldcoins channel, who previously published analysis and forecasts of the crypto-currency market, reported problems with access to the account. Delphy project's account is under a ban too. This startup which develops an analogue of the market predictions Augur on the Ethereum's blockchain.

In both cases, WeChat named the same reasons for blocking as for the Bitmain account.

Wecchat, originally developed by the Chinese technology giant Tencent, began blocking media accounts related to the cryptocurrencies at the end of August. According to CoinDesk, over 30 accounts have been blocked so far. WeChat has not yet explained the reasons for the ban.

Bitfury to Represent Bitcoin Mining Optimization Chip

The product is called Bitfury Clarke ASIC and it's based on five successful generations of mining chips
20 September 2018   122

Bitfury Group introduced a new generation of hardware for bitcoin mining under the control of the integrated microcircuit Bitfury Clarke ASIC.

Five successful generations of Bitfury mining chips are the basis for new Bitfury Clarke ASIC. According to the developers, the new chip has the highest performance characteristics among the bitcoin mining hardware.

14nm Bitfury Clarke ASIC is fully optimized for Bitcoin Mining on SHA256. The hashing capacity is up to 120 Gigahets per second (GH / s) with energy costs of only 55 miljoules per gigahash (mJ / GH). The minimum required mains voltage is 0.3 V.

In addition to selling Bitfury Clarke chips, Bitfury also integrates Bitfury Clarke into other hardware, including its own servers for mining and BlockBoxes, as well as in the mining centers in Canada, Norway, Iceland and Georgia.