This paper tells the story of Bitcoin hardware: how a group of early-adopters self-organized and fi- nanced the creation of an entire new industry, leading to the development of machines, including ASICs, that had orders of magnitude better performance than what Dell, Intel, NVidia, AMD or Xilinx could provide. We examine this story for clues as to how we can foster greater innovation in the semiconductor industry and enable this phenomenon to occur more broadly for more application areas, spawning a new age of hardware innovation tailored to emerging application domains--an Age of Bespoke Silicon.It attracted a lot of interest -- I ended up on National TV and interviewed in National Press and Radio, and talking to a bunch of the developers of Bitcoin mining chips as well as owners of large-scale bitcoin mining installations. The paper has also become the go to paper for projecting the future of Bitcoin mining hardware.
|Nov 2014||My work on Bitcoin referenced in this coindesk article on Moore's Law.|
|Sep 2014||More of my work related to Bitcoin references in this coindesk article on immersion cooling with a few quotes from me.|
|June 2014||Interviewed in this article in Bitcoin magazine.|
|May 2014||Article in Korn Ferry Institute featuring my CASES paper.|
|May 2014||This work on state attacks on Bitcoin employs the models in my 2013 CASES paper on Bitcoin mining.|
|Mar 2014||My Bitcoin mining paper work referenced in Electronic Cooling Magazine.|
|Jan 2014||Article in Data Center Knowledge discussing my Bitcoin CASES paper.
|Dec 2013|| I helped a reporter from the New York Times, Nathaniel Popper, as he deliberated on whether to fly to Iceland to meet a stranger and view their installation! He put together this great story on recent developments in Bitcoin mining. (I am quoted a few times.)|
Also quoted in a Venture Beat article.
|Oct 2013|| Because of some of my Bitcoin knowledge, a few newspapers, radio shows, and a TV show interviewed me about Bitcoin, Tor and the Silk Road takedown:
|Sep 2013||I helped a reporter from the Wall Street Journal put together this front page article on Bitcoin mining.|
|Sep 2013||New CASES paper, Bitcoin and the Age of Bespoke Silicon.|