Thanks for the joining the discussion here so happy for this as well. Great timing
That is so awesome that you have much experience in hardware design at the RTL level, and you have worked with FPGAs. According to Wikipedia, the HDL used for FPGAs is similar to that of ASICs. So, perhaps you would like to coordinate efforts with @BSquad in due time as he has a working mining code that he may improve, and we could get some MPW ASIC’s programmed. There is also a slack group listed above where other professionals have been discussing creating ASIC miners.
Do you happen to have relationships with any ASIC chip manufacturers, or perhaps FPGA companies that may have relationships with ASIC chip manufacturers? This could be advantageous.
Thank you for introducing us to,
as I am learning about these processes and design concepts.
That is cool that you have considered Siacoin mining with FPGAs. That could make for a nice first mining rig prototype, and I have been watching Siacoin too. Interesting idea with that blockchain. We could perhaps translate your Siacoin FPGA miner to ASIC miners in time as the HDL is similar. I am interested in proof of stake coins such as Dash and Hempcoin
X11 algorithm miners can be found at the bottom left of this page