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An Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is an integrated circuit customized for a specific application, rather than being a general-purpose IC.

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ASICs versus GPUs in Ethereum mining?

Is there any way to assess the number of blocks being mined in Ethereum by ASICs versus the number of blocks being mined by GPUs percentage-wise? And also, what impact do you believe ProgPoW may have ...
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What is the point of switching to ProgPOW for ethereum, when POS is coming in the coming year(s)?

With the recent discussion of the new ProgPOW mining switch. What is the point of it when POS is coming in the coming year(s)? I understand it disables the ASIC miners, while benefiting the GPU miners....
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How to know the address of a miner with ethOS operating system?

How to know the address of a miner with ethOS operating system? (1) Is there a specific command to know the Ethereum address of this miner? And (2) Is it possible that I would be notified by an e....
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Calculate ROI of ASIC miner

I am trying to understand how to calculate the Earnings over a year for an ASIC Miner. As an example I picked the Innosilicon A9 ZMaster. It has the following specifications: These specifications ...
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How will an Antminer F3 even work?

So, there is this rumor about a massive 72GB of ram "ASIC" miner coming up from bitmain specifically to mine Ethereum. I knew that Ethereum is ASIC resistant, so how would this potential miner even ...
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Why Ethereum is ASIC resistant? [duplicate]

I'm FPGA design engineer, and I'm thinking in learning more about Ethereum to make a FPGA implementation, but I've read in many sites that Ethereum is ASIC resistant but I couldn't find any technical ...
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Is ether mining ASIC resistant? [duplicate]

Should we be expecting china to also capitalize on ether mining until Casper is released in Serenity? Can the developers change the code to move it from the current code to another code base such as ...
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By what mechanism are ASIC-based miners made less favourable?

Bitcoin mining is dominated by miners that use ASIC-based mining equipment, thereby skewing the mining rewards in favour of those able to afford large numbers of ASIC mining rigs. Ethereum prevents ...