[CONFIDENTIEL] Samsung is taking on bitcoin
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Will Samsung be the next tech giant to seize the blockchain / bitcoin wave? The Korean chaebol has reportedly started manufacturing ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) chips, intended for mining bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.
This information, revealed by the Korean newspaper The Bell and taken over by the specialized site The Next Web, indicates that Samsung will supply these chips to a specialized Chinese company, which will then take care of their distribution. Production would start at the end of January.
Samsung (Yes Samsung) has entered production phase of ASIC miners and mining equipment specialized for bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining. This is unprecedented. I believe this would provide Bitmain its first real competitor.https://t.co/66fwxozEVP
– Joseph Young (@iamjosephyoung) Jan. 30, 2018
This is not Samsung’s first sign of interest in the crypto world. A few months ago, the company reportedly made a similar deal with a Russian company for the supply of these ASIC chips. Samsung is also involved in the IOTA project, with Microsoft or Volkswagen, which seeks to promote a transaction protocol between connected objects. The movement is also reminiscent of that of Kodak which, in addition to its blockchain project with a dedicated token, also presented a mining unit in its colors, greeted with perplexity, at the last CES.
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