At least one manufacturer is getting rid of its Cryptonight application-specific integrated circuit miners at bargain-basement prices after monero (XMR) last week activated a hard fork, reports CCN. The hard fork included a tweak to the Cryptonight Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm, making powerful ASIC miners incompatible with the monero network. One manufacturer of such equipment, Hong Kong-based Baikal, is offering a five-for-one sale on its Cryptonight miners, CCN notes. Just weeks before the hard fork, Bitmain had released its Antminer X3, a Cryptonight ASIC miner. Read more here.

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