The Manufacturer of Mining Equipment Halong Mining Joined BDPL

A mining company Halong Mining has joined the Blockchain Defensive Patent License (BDPL), thereby opening access to other companies for its technology of reducing the energy costs of mining equipment. The BDPL initiative is designed to create a structure with common patents that are available to all participants.

The technology is called AsicBoost, and it allows you to reduce the energy consumption of mining equipment DragonMint by 20%.

“We have produced and will continue to produce a significant amount of version-rolling AsicBoost enabled miners, enough to incentivize other manufacturers to follow suit, which they are now freely able to do if they join the blockchain defensive patent initiative to help protect the industry from patent aggression,” the hardware producer writes in its announcement.

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, one of the first forks of Bitcoin, called the actions of Halong Mining “a huge achievement.”

https://twitter.com/SatoshiLite/status/971130005332701184

The steps that the company is taking can help to move the mining monopoly of the Chinese company Bitmain, and as a result, radically change the type of BTC mining.

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