Block Is Looking for Mining Development Kit (MDK) Beta Testers

Block is looking for individual developers and developer teams who are interested in building novel Bitcoin mining applications with its Mining Development Kit (MDK) beta hardware and software. Apply before July 15, 2024.

Block Is Looking for Mining Development Kit (MDK) Beta Testers
  • "We’re excited to announce the launch of our Mining Development Kit (MDK) beta program! As we begin to allocate a limited number of the first beta kits, we invite interested developers to submit their applications," announced the company.
"Each MDK unit will consist of three hashboards equipped with 100 5-nm BZM2 ASIC chips and a controller board loaded with our custom firmware. The system is expected to produce hash rates up to 110T, with energy efficiency ranging from 27-33J/T."
  • "It will also include an API for seamless integration with various existing miner management software solutions that should enhance the performance and usability of our hardware. Each hashboard is equipped with an embedded controller to allow more flexibility in controlling the ASICs. All the components are compatible with commonly available market options such as chassis, PSU, fans, and cables," said Block.
"Note that the MDK hardware is early prototype hardware, using third-party mining chips. Our eventual production mining system will use our internally developed three-nanometer (3-nm) mining chip, which is expected to result in a much more performant system."
  • Participants in the beta program will receive MDK hardware and software free of charge. Apply to MDK Beta program here.
  • The beta application deadline is July 15, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the team will begin reaching out to participants between June 1 and August 31, 2024.

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