Bitmain has released new firmware to activate Overt AsicBoost on the Antminer S9

According to the Bitmain blog, company decided to release firmware to activate “Overt AsicBoost” in BM1387-based Antminer models. In one week it plans release firmware also in other BM1387-based models namely the Antminer R4, S9i, S9j, T9 and T9+. Bitmain's AsicBoost is supported on both minning pools BTC.COM and Antpool.

According to the famous crypto blogger WhalePanda Bitmain did it 3 days after Braiins released a blogpost about S9's ASICBoost functionality which has Slush as default pool. Potentially allowing miners to save about 13 % of energy costs.

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