In this article, we’ll highlight the most impressive mining moments of 2020 and discuss the outlook for crypto mining in 2021.
New-gen miners: A vision of the future18 December 2020 • By Dan Martin
This third article in our “f2pool and the rise of crypto mining” series explores the future of mining and thoughts and insights from Chun Wang and Discus Fish, co-founders of f2pool.
ASICs and entrepreneurs: The founding of China’s first mining pool09 December 2020 • By Ashton Playsted
This is the second article in our “f2pool and the rise of crypto mining” series. In this edition, we trace the early history of f2pool and its two co-founders, Chun Wang and Discus Fish.
Eth1 mining in a post-Eth2 world: What miners should know04 December 2020 • By Ashton Playsted
Ethereum’s transition from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake has been planned since the earliest days of the network—which means Ethereum miners have been apprehensive about the future of their industry since the very beginning.
Genesis: A look back on the origins of Bitcoin mining in China19 November 2020 • By Ashton Playsted
This is the first article in our new series: f2pool and the rise of crypto mining. We hope sharing some of our stories can provide some insight on what it was like to be a pioneer in the “Wild West” days of the early Bitcoin mining world.
Cypherpunks: Ride on the cyclic hedge07 October 2020 • By Ashton Playsted
Back in May, early Bitcoin pioneers Chun Wang, co-founder of f2pool, and Jeff Garzik, founder of Bloq and former Bitcoin core developer, sat down to reflect on the early days of Bitcoin mining, their own mining journeys, the future of the crypto landscape, and many other topics.
Can you make money as a Bitcoin miner?03 September 2020 • By Bharath Kanmihalli Bhaskar
Yes, you can! In fact, profits can be huge if various underlying economic variables are taken into account. At the same time, Bitcoin mining can be a loss-making activity if you have an inadequate understanding of the economics.
Random In Pieces: A Little Dogecoin History28 August 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
Dogecoin’s all-time high was in early 2018 when it reached $0.017 a coin. This resulted in a total market cap of around $2 billion. Its history has always been a little bit random, but in 2014 random block rewards were forced to RIP.
Beginner’s guide to Ethereum 2.027 July 2020 • By JK
In an attempt to improve scalability, security and decentralization, there are numerous changes coming to how Ethereum functions.
2020: The Bitcoin Mining year so far27 July 2020 • By Thomas Heller
A year with a Bitcoin halving and global epidemic rolled into one, it's truly one of a kind. Let’s review the first six months with the Top 10 most impactful moments.
How do I join a Bitcoin mining pool?22 July 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
By joining a pool, miners combine their computing power and receive a split of the block reward equally based on the hashrate they contribute to the pool.
Crypto in Korea10 July 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
The South Korean government recently introduced regulatory clarity and practical support for cryptocurrencies. Crypto projects are tapping into existing user bases to establish retail demand.
Is Bitcoin Mining Legal?07 July 2020 • By Bharath Kanmihalli Bhaskar
With many Institutional Investors and Generation-Z gathering huge interest in Bitcoin Mining and the decentralized cryptocurrency as a whole, it is all the more important to keep oneself informed about the legality of Bitcoin Mining.
How centralized is Bitcoin Mining?24 June 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
The inertia that keeps the majority of hashrate in China could eventually lose its grip on the mining industry. How centralized is mining today, and what factors are encouraging adoption in the rest of the world?
How Ethereum 2.0 will impact miners13 May 2020 • By Bharath Kanmihalli Bhaskar
As we approach the release of Ethereum 2.0, it's worth reflecting on how this change will impact miners and where the excess GPU power will be pointed once ETH switches to Proof-of-Stake.
Bitcoin Mining and Finance26 April 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
We’re seeing the mining and finance worlds coming closer together, with large operators offering financial services tied to their mining activities. Bitcoin miners, just like traditional commodity miners, will likely become large users of derivatives.
Bitcoin Halving: How to Prepare17 April 2020 • By Thomas Heller
With the bitcoin halving right around the corner, our co-founder Chun Wang, spoke with other leading players in the space about how they are preparing themselves.
Bitcoin Mining Pools: 10118 March 2020 • By Thomas Heller
By contributing their hashrate to a mining pool, a mining farm can earn a consistent payout every day. The size and bitcoin reserves of a large pool means that they can can guarantee a fixed payout to the farm based on their miners’ hashrate.
Re-decentralizing the Internet with Handshake18 February 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
Handshake is an experiment which seeks to explore the new ways, and the necessary tools, to build a more decentralized internet. The project aims to make the DNS root anchor decentralized, so that the web is no longer controlled by these centralized third parties.