• Luxor Technologies has released LuxOS, the first third-party Antminer-compatible firmware designed and engineered in the United States.
• The firmware allows Bitcoin miners to adjust the performance of their ASIC chips in order to optimize for higher hash rate and improved power efficiency.
• LuxOS is available now for Bitmain Antminer S19 series and S9 series, with discounted fees when using Luxor’s bitcoin mining pool.
Luxor Releases LuxOS
Luxor Technologies, a Bitcoin mining software and services company, has released LuxOS, the first third-party Antminer-compatible firmware fully designed and engineered in the United States.
Benefits of Firmware
The press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine describes firmware as “a type of software that is designed to provide specific operating instructions to computing hardware”. For Bitcoin miners, firmware allows them to adjust the performance of their ASIC chips in order to optimize for higher hash rate and improved power efficiency – when profitability is low they can utilize it to improve their machine’s power efficiency; when profitability is high they can use it increase their machine’s hash rate.
Luxor CEO Nick Hansen commented on how “the market lacked a US-designed-and-engineered custom firmware” before releasing this product – allowing old and new partners alike access to it. He also stated that the team at Luxor have custom built the firmware using Rust, which does not rely on open source options like CG miner.
According to the press release, LuxOS is available now for Bitmain Antminer S19 series and S9 series Bitcoin miners.
In addition to this, Bitcoin miners who choose use LuxOS will receive discounted fees when they use Luxor’s bitcoin mining pool as part of their package deal.