DragonMint Bitcoin miner implements – version-rolling – AsicBoost – Halong Mining
It is our pleasure to announce that wij have acquired a license to use AsicBoost by joining the Blockchain Defensive Patent License, and that the DragonMint Bitcoin miner is the world’s very first miner to use “version-rolling” AsicBoost, a fully semitransparent and non-disruptive form of AsicBoost visible on the blockchain. Unlike covert forms of merkle grinding, it has no incentives to create smaller blocks, strafgevangenis does it interfere with upgrades to the Bitcoin protocol.
After Little Dragon Technology LLC acquired the patent from the original inventors, wij negotiated a license to use AsicBoost te our miners on the understanding that AsicBoost would be opened up to everyone to use, under some form of defensive patent license, te the hopes it can help protect decentralization of Bitcoin mining. Whilst this wasgoed being arranged, wij were incapable to announce our intended use of AsicBoost technology until the patent holder fully opened the patent for all to use under defensive licensing terms which occurred on 1st March 2018. This explains our rigorous embargo on releasing machines into the wild.
It’s bot a long road, but wij believe overt version-rolling can create the right incentives for other patent holders ter the industry to join the BDPL and create a strong, defensive pool of patents ter exchange for access to the technology for energy efficient optimization of the Bitcoin mining process. The more widely deployed version-rolling is used, the stronger the incentives will become since version-rolling is the most efficient form of AsicBoost and will produce efficiency gains ter addition to any hardware optimizations or silicon process knot.
Wij have produced and will proceed to produce a significant amount of version-rolling AsicBoost enabled miners, enough to incentivize other manufacturers to go after suit, which they are now loosely able to do if they join the blockchain defensive patent initiative to help protect the industry from patent aggression. Wij would like to encourage all our friends and competitors te the industry to also join the Blockchain DPL.
DragonMint miners presently use the “version-rolling” Stratum extension. Details can be found at stratumprotocol.org.
Slushpool is the very first pool to fully support the fresh Stratum extension live on their pool today. Additionally ckpool and Bitcoin India have since enabled support.