Published on May 19th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
AsicBoost Patent May Have Been Infringed Upon by Bitmain
Yesterday, law firm Getech Law published an open letter, which was subsequently confirmed to be legitimate by Timo Hanke, the initial submitter of the AsicBoost patent application.
In the open letter, the law firm states that several chip producers and sellers are infringing on the intellectual property derived from the pending AsicBoost patent.
AsicBoost AsicBoost has had a controversial history within the Bitcoin industry so far.
Patent Infringement Now, it seems Bitmain may not even be legally allowed to have AsicBoost implemented in its chips.
While Hanke was known to have submitted a patent for AsicBoost along with RSK CEO Sergio Demian Lerner, Bitmain initially claimed to hold the patent in China.