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Dorsey’s Block Ventures Into Full Bitcoin Mining System

Key Takeaways
  • Jack Dorsey's payments firm Block has announced that it will develop a full Bitcoin mining system.
  • In 2021, the CEO of Block, which was then Square, came up with the idea of ​​a collaborative approach to decentralizing Bitcoin mining.
  • Block said in the announcement that it has completed the development of a three-nanometer chip to be used for BTC mining.
25-Apr-2024 By: Sakshi Jain
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Block developed three-nanometer chips necessary for mining

The firm “Block” led by Jack Dorsey, recently announced its intention to develop a full Bitcoin mining system. In its announcement, Block revealed that it has completed the development of a three-nanometer chip specifically designed for Bitcoin mining. This achievement marks a significant step forward in the company's efforts to advance the field of Bitcoin mining. Block, formerly known as Square, under the leadership of CEO Jack Dorsey, has long been committed to decentralizing Bitcoin mining.

The payment firm Block is addressing the challenges mining operators face in developing a comprehensive Bitcoin mining system. The company stated that it engaged with various types of Bitcoin miners to identify the challenges that they face in spending considerable time understanding their perspectives. Based on these insights and in alignment with their goal of supporting mining decentralization. Block plans to introduce its full mining system design featuring a standalone mining chip.

Block Increases Efforts In Mining After Halving

Following the Bitcoin halving event, Block has intensified its efforts in mining. In 2023, the firm completed a prototype design of a five-nanometer BTC mining chip. It was claimed that centralizing chip development within a few companies could harm the ecosystem. 

Block has invited feedback from the mining community to provide additional insights into the system, focusing on issues such as, miner purchase, maintenance, transparency, and software issues.

The announcement of the development of a full Bitcoin mining system is part of Block's ongoing efforts in the field. The recent halving event reduced the block reward from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC, significantly impacting Bitcoin miners. This event particularly affects miners as they will now receive half of the reward compared to before.

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Continues

Bitcoin mining difficulty is continuously increasing according to Coin Gabbar. The current Bitcoin mining difficulty has reached an all-time high of 86.4 trillion, as per the latest adjustment figures. Alongside the rising difficulty, there is also a continuous increase in the hash rate, posing challenges for miners. 

With the halving reducing block rewards many miners are facing difficulties. It's reported that after halving, older mining equipment will become obsolete due to the increase in hash rate. Consequently, many miners may shut down their mining operations due to low efficiency.


According to Coin Gabbar, Block's announcement regarding the development of a full Bitcoin mining system represents a significant milestone in the advancement of Bitcoin mining technology. By engaging with the mining community and addressing their challenges, Block aims to contribute to the decentralization of Bitcoin mining. 

However, the increasing mining difficulty, coupled with the halving event, poses significant challenges for miners, necessitating innovation and adaptation in the mining industry.

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