RESEARCH PAPER: The Importance Of Fabs In Crypto Mining

The cryptocurrency markets have caused upheaval in the technology and financial markets. When the price of Bitcoin peaked at roughly $19,000, there was a mad rush to acquire cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. This frenzy drove people to flood the exchanges, many of which closed to new users, making acquiring cryptocurrencies difficult unless you mined it yourself. Because of the price of a single Bitcoin, people were ready and willing to spend virtually any amount of money to mine (using hashing computing power) these cryptocurrencies using GPUs and ASICs. Today, the current price of Bitcoin is $7,096, which is many times greater than it was a year ago. Despite this volatility, there has been a constant demand for hardware to feed the mining of cryptocurrencies.

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Table of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Cryptocurrency Mining Limits On GPUs
  • Leading ASIC Miners Are Using Leading Fab Partners
  • Fully Depleted-Silicon On Insulator (FD-SOI) For Cryptocurrency ASIC Mining
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited:

  • Bitmain Technologies
  • Globalfoundries
  • Samsung
  • TSMC