Chipmaking heavyweight Intel (INTC) is ending production of its bitcoin mining chip series. The production of the so-called Blockscale chips was announced about a year ago.
“As we prioritize our investments in IDM 2.0, we have end-of-lifed the Intel Blockscale 1000 Series ASIC [application specific integrated circuit] while we continue to support our Blockscale customers,” an Intel spokesperson said.
Sadly Intel has stopped its mining chip business, actually from February. FogHashing, as Intel’s only R&D partner on liquid cooling mining product, had to terminate the co-development after Intel CEO Pat’s decision.
During our cooperation more than half a year, we spent so much time in their great labs in Santa Clara and Portland with their great engineers, enjoyed the process and learned a lot.
We will definitely go on trying our best to service our customers together with our greatest partners. And we believe it’s just the beginning of a bright future of Bitcoin, as well as PoW mining.