Episode 189: Digging into Mining with Kristy-Leigh Minehan
This week, Anna chats with Kristy-Leigh Minehan, a crypto and mining veteran primarily known for developing the ProgPow hashing algorithm. She offers a unique and in-depth perspective into the world of Proof of Work mining, starting from the early days of Bitcoin and moving into the first Bitcoin ASICs, the Ethereum GPU mining era, all the way to the present day of staking dominance.
Some of these stories come from Kristy’s direct involvement in Genesis Mining, Core Scientific, ProgPow and her connection to the Ethereum mining community, which helps shed light on what miners will do after the Merge.
Here are some links to set the stage:
- The Evolution of ETH 2.0 with Teku’s Ben Edgington, Zero Knowledge Episode 187
- Flashbots with Phil Daian and Stephane Gosselin, Zero Knowledge Episode 168
- An overview of the ProgPow debacle based on an earlier interview with Kristy
- The phone that Kristy designed with Leica
- Why miners can’t so easily fork Ethereum, as explained by Deribit Insights
- An intro to Symbol
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Thank you to this week’s sponsor, EY Blockchain!
EY is one of the founding members of the Baseline Protocol group, an industry-wide open source initiative to build privacy tools and scalability technologies that make it easy and secure for enterprises to do business with each other on the public Ethereum blockchain.
Find out more at blockchain.ey.com or visit the Baseline Protocol at baseline-protocol.org.
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