Digging into Mining with Kristy-Leigh Minehan

Episode 189 · July 14th, 2021 · 1 hr 11 mins

About this Episode

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.

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