Braiins Techniques, the Czech operator of the primary Bitcoin mining pool Slush Pool, revealed an alpha model of its Braiins OS working system September 23, geared toward “pleasing” miners.
Open Supply ‘First’
Braiins, which by its personal admission has not “drawn a lot consideration to itself” whereas operating Slush Pool, wrote in a weblog publish concerning the launch it wished to “change” its picture, changing into extra of an lively pressure in altering the Bitcoin mining panorama.
Described because the “very first absolutely open-source, Linux based mostly system for cryptocurrency embedded units,” Braiins OS makes an attempt to introduce course of requirements for miners in mild of difficulties builders encountered in earlier years.
“We imagine in open supply. For those who personal the , it’s best to have the ability to have full management of it with out worrying about some “hidden options”. That is sadly not the case with majority of present mining ,” they wrote within the weblog publish.
Through the years of working Slush Pool, we’ve got encountered many circumstances of non-standard behaviour from mining units which triggered pointless points. So why not make a firmware that follows requirements and works predictably with our pool, benefiting each the customers and us because the operator?
These “hidden options” had been a possible reference to Antbleed, the scandal involving main mining producer Bitmain in early 2017 throughout which it emerged a number of variations of its Antminer machine may very well be “backdoored.”
Bitmain quickly launched a code repair, being compelled to concern a press release denying its involvement after going through heavy criticism.
“We by no means supposed to make use of this characteristic on any Antminer with out authorization from its proprietor,” it mentioned on the time.