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Intel Introduces a New Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining Chip

The Blockscale ASIC processor is Intel’s latest foray into bitcoin mining. This new mining chip is built for energy-efficient blockchain hashing and is expected to be released in the near future. 

The newly built proof-of-work algorithm processor can achieve hash rates of up to 580 GH/s and power efficiency of up to 26 J/TH.

According to the tech giant, blockchain applications will be able to retain decentralization through proof-of-work while ensuring environmental sustainability because of Blockscale ASIC’s new processing chip.

Energy Efficient Chip

The thermal power architecture of the energy-efficient chip uses between 4.8 and 22.7 watts of power, depending on the configuration. 

With an energy efficiency rating of 26 J/TH, Blockscale is one of the most energy-efficient cryptocurrencies. 

It’s possible to daisy-chain the Blockscale ASIC mining chips together into a single mining setup because of their combinatory stacking architecture. 

According to Intel, a single chain may include up to 256 integrated circuits.

An official press release from Intel states that the Blockscale ASIC mining processor can generate up to 580 Giga hashes per second, or 0.58 terahashes per second (TH/s) when converted.

Features of the Blockscale ASIC processor

An on-chip temperature and voltage sensor, support for up to 256 integrated circuits per chain, an ASIC processor dedicated to the Secure Hash Algorithm-256 (SHA-256), a hash rate of up to 580 GH/s, and power efficiency of up to 26 J/TH round out the list of features included in the Intel Blockscale ASIC.

Intel has said that it would cooperate with and serve potential customers who share its environmental aims through the year 2023 and beyond.

Intel expects to begin delivering Blockscale in the third quarter of 2022.  Block, Hive, and GRIID Infrastructure will be among the first to use the company’s ASIC in the development of new systems.