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Podcasts: INTERVIEW: The Future Of Mining Hardware 🔗 14 days ago

Compass Podcast | Bitcoin Mining News

The hardware game is becoming more competitive, with new entrants like Jack Dorsey’s Block, Marathon Digital-backed Auradine and more. And then there’s this whole AI thing which mining CEOs and others keep talking about! 


To make it straight, we brought on ePIC Blockchain co-founder Earl Mai to discuss ePIC’s hardware product line, the difficulties of getting a hardware startup off the ground, what its like to compete against Bitmain and how mining–and AI–could converge together over the next few years!


Chapter Markers:

00:00 Start

03:07 Earl's background

04:51 ePIC's products

05:45 Earl's early mining days

09:50 Moving from alts to bitcoin

12:46 ASIC design process

15:36 Why Bitmain dominates?

20:15 Bitmian chip design

21:51 Don't fight Bitmain

24:41 Components

26:18 Shoebox form factor

27:39 How not to get scammed

29:37 Next gen ASICS

30:34 Intel update

31:20 Competition in the space

33:14 Is Bitmain slowing template propagation?

39:06 Competitive edge on open network

40:43 Where's the new competitive edge?

44:20 AI and Bitcoin Mining


Published twice weekly, "The Mining Pod" interviews the best builders and operators in the Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining landscape. Subscribe to get notifications when we publish interviews on Tuesday and a news show on Friday! 


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"The Mining Pod" is produced by Sunnyside Honey LLC and distributed by CoinDesk. Senior Producer is Damien Somerset.


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