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Miners Eye Middle East as Next Region for Growth
May 17, 2024
The halving and a possible U.S. mining tax have miners considering new locations for basing their cost-sensitive operations. VP of Public Policy Kyle Schneps contributes to the conversation.
Will the Bitcoin Halving Make BTC's Environmental Impact Better—or Worse?
April 19, 2024
With the latest Bitcoin halving on the horizon, the network is set to undergo its most significant change in four years. VP of Public Policy Kyle Schneps discusses what the halving will mean for machine efficiency and energy affordability.
As the Halving Fast Approaches, What’s Next for Bitcoin Miners?
April 19, 2024
Bitcoin’s fourth halving will occur today, with block subsidy rewards getting cut from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC. Director of Strategy Charles Chong discusses the halving's ability to create a more resilient and efficient mining landscape.
How the Bitcoin Halving Will Affect Miners Big and Small
April 18, 2024
At its core, the halving is designed to tap the brakes of the Bitcoin factory by making mining less profitable. Director of Strategy Charles Chong provides insight into how the halving will affect both at-home and institutional mining profitability, presuming more challenges for the former.
The Lightning Network Is Beneficial For Small-Scale Bitcoin Miners Pre-Halving
April 17, 2024
Momentum around Bitcoin continues to build as the halving quickly approaches, and the Lightning network is playing an important role in supporting small-scale miners. VP of Research Jay Beddict highlights the network's appeal to miners earning smaller rewards.

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Miner Performance Testing: Bitmain Antminer T21
May 1, 2024
Bitmain’s Antminer T21 marks its first miner with a 50% size increase in power supply. We tested the new unit’s performance and outlined its success below.
A Bitcoin Miner’s Energy Analysis: 2023 Recap and 2024 Outlook
January 16, 2024
In this article, we analyze historical energy markets and potential future market changes — both crucial considerations for miners amid the upcoming halving.
The Rise of AI and GPU Shortages: How Blockchain Alleviates Machine Learning Bottlenecks
November 13, 2023
With AI’s increasing demand for GPUs, the machine learning industry faces cost and accessibility problems that blockchain can address.
Miner Performance Testing: MicroBT Whatsminer M60S
October 24, 2023
Today, MicroBT announced the Whatsminer M60S at the Blockchain Life 2023 conference. We were able to get our hands on one for an evaluation.
Foundry USA Pool Hashrate by State
September 27, 2023
We aim to provide trusted and transparent data within our industry at every turn. Let’s look at our most current map of the Foundry USA Pool hashrate by state.
Miner Performance Testing: DesiweMiner K10Pro
September 20, 2023
We connected with DesiweMiner back in July at Mining Disrupt 2023, where they showed us their newest model — the K10Pro. We made the following observations after running the machine.
A Deep Dive into BTC Mining & ERCOT’s Four Coincident Peak Program (4CP)
August 24, 2023
In this article, we dive into the concept of 4CP, its benefits to the grid, and how Bitcoin miners can effectively strategize to capitalize on its opportunities.
The Evolution of Ethereum Decentralization
August 21, 2023
Since its 2015 launch, the Ethereum blockchain has transformed to become more decentralized. In this article, we dive into the events that occurred along its path to decentralization.
Decentralizing Ethereum: Foundry Staking Partners with SSV Network as Mainnet Verified Operator
August 7, 2023
SSV offers a vital infrastructure solution aimed at bolstering the decentralization and security of Ethereum validators.
Institutional Staking: Identifying Green Flags in Potential Providers
July 24, 2023
We’re taking the guesswork out of the evaluation process by sharing our top three points to consider when looking for an institutional staking provider.
Miner Performance Testing: MicroBT M50S++
June 30, 2023
Set to hit the market Fall of 2023, we tested the performance of the new MicroBT Whatsminer M50S++ for eight days and broke down the results.
ETH Staking: Why Wholly Owned Infrastructure Matters
May 9, 2023
In this article, we discuss the benefits of bare metal data centers for Ethereum staking, and what institutions should look for when choosing a top-tier staking provider.
Foundry Logistics Q&A
April 27, 2023
We sat down with Foundry Logistics Manager Jimmy Lewis to better understand what goes into a logistics business, the broader market, and learn how Foundry Logistics is serving the mining ecosystem.
Luck of the Mining Pool: How Luck Impacts Bitcoin Miner Success
April 6, 2023
In this article, we dive into how luck variability plays into the Bitcoin mining process — specifically in mining pools.
ETH Withdrawals FAQ
April 5, 2023
The Foundry Staking team organized a FAQ to help current and future stakers navigate the Shanghai/Capella upgrade coming to the Ethereum Mainnet.

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Head of Mining

Bitcoin Mining, Bitcoin as an Asset, Bitcoin as Currency, Bitcoin Adoption Cycles, Bitcoin Markets, Tokenization of Real-world Assets

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VP, Engineering

Staking, Tech Careers, Blockchain 101, Leadership

Tools and Resources

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Bitcoin Mining Resources

Bitcoin Whitepaper
Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System. The original thesis written by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 describes the original concept of blockchain technology and Bitcoin.
BTC and Blockchain 101
What is Bitcoin and how does it work on the blockchain?
BTC Mining and the Environment
Despite media headlines around the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining, the truth about its sustainability, energy consumption, and carbon footprint is one of an industry ahead of others with respect to decarbonization.

Staking Resources

Bittensor Delegation Guide
Delegated staking is now available on Bittensor, and we’re excited to provide you with a simple, step-by-step guide on delegating your stake.
ETH Delegation Guide
We recommend following this guide to stake your ETH tokens.
ETH Withdrawal FAQ
The Foundry Staking team organized a FAQ to help current and future stakers navigate the Shanghai/Capella upgrade.

Energy and Public Policy Resources

Bitcoin and Its Energy, Environmental, and Social Impacts: An Assessment of Key Research Needs in the Mining Sector
We believe that peer-reviewed, data-driven research in the Bitcoin mining space is crucial to its long-term success. Check out the latest Satoshi Action Education research piece about Bitcoin and its energy, environmental, and social impacts — co-authored by Foundry's Director of Public Policy Kyle Schneps.
Financial Inclusion
By learning about crypto and supporting financial inclusion, representatives can form meaningful connections with communities that have experienced centuries of discrimination within the legacy banking system. Candidates of all affiliations can play an active role in embracing inclusive financial technologies.
Mining and Energy Markets
Bitcoin miners and utility-scale power producers can work together to restore the balance needed for a stabilized electrical grid and enable the consistent delivery of electricity to consumers.

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