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development:obelisk_teaser [2017/06/20 15:01]
Fornax [Hints] add blog hint
development:obelisk_teaser [2017/07/20 13:34]
Fornax ↷ Links adapted because of a move operation
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 ==== June 19th ==== ==== June 19th ====
  
-A larger image was posted by Zach Herbert in the #announcements channel with the title "Coming soon. #obelisk" (this is the image at the top of this article), along with a link to a new Slack channel #obelisk. David then proceeded to release some subtle hints in that channel, which are logged below under [[development:obelisk#hints|Hints]].+A larger image was posted by Zach Herbert in the #announcements channel with the title "Coming soon. #obelisk" (this is the image at the top of this article), along with a link to a new Slack channel #obelisk. David then proceeded to release some subtle hints in that channel, which are logged below under [[development:obelisk_teaser#hints|Hints]].
  
 Zach also changed his Slack status to the Obelisk emoji with the message "Hello from Sia/Obelisk HQ in Boston!", indicating that Obelisk is the second product the team is developing. Zach also changed his Slack status to the Obelisk emoji with the message "Hello from Sia/Obelisk HQ in Boston!", indicating that Obelisk is the second product the team is developing.
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 At 14:32 UTC a tweet is posted on the SiaTechHQ twitter feed using the same image with the following caption:  At 14:32 UTC a tweet is posted on the SiaTechHQ twitter feed using the same image with the following caption: 
 >The Obelisk SC1 – the first ASIC built for Sia mining. ([[https://twitter.com/SiaTechHQ/status/877172219679563778|Source]]) >The Obelisk SC1 – the first ASIC built for Sia mining. ([[https://twitter.com/SiaTechHQ/status/877172219679563778|Source]])
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 +Later this day Taek42 posted a thread on reddit to answer the questions and doubts people have expressed since the Obelisk announcement: [[https://www.reddit.com/r/siacoin/comments/6ig4i7/thread_for_questions_about_proof_of_work_asics/|reddit post]].
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 +In this thread Taek has also confirmed that the price of a single ASIC will most likely be over 1000$ ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/siacoin/comments/6ig4i7/thread_for_questions_about_proof_of_work_asics/dj613a2/|source]]).
 +
 +==== June 21st ====
 +
 +Nothing particularly interesting happened.
 +
 +==== June 22nd ====
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 +David Vorick published a [[https://blog.sia.tech/choosing-asics-for-sia-b318505b5b51|blog post]] explaining why ASICs are a good thing for Sia.
 +
 +
 +==== June 23rd ====
 +
 +Finally Friday!
 +
 +The https://obelisk.tech website went live. On it is a countdown for the Obelisk presale, starting in 6 days.
 +
 +14:20 UTC. The Obelisk website has revealed its menu items. There's an info page which shows The Obelisk SC1's stats:
 +
 +  ESTIMATED HASHRATE: 100 GH/s
 +  NETWORK HASHRATE: 1,000,000 GH/s
 +  BLOCK REWARD: 20M SC/DAY
 +  MONTHLY REVENUE: 60,000 SC*
 +  PRICE: $2499
 +
 +Taek42 has also posted a [[https://www.reddit.com/r/siacoin/comments/6j1gyg/obelisks_sia_asics_full_details/|detailed post on reddit]] containing lots of information about the devices and plans.
 ===== Hints ===== ===== Hints =====
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 +A list of interesting messages from the #obelisk Slack channel.
  
   * "Obelisk is not related to any other cryptocurrency projects that also happen to be using the word 'obelisk' - it is an independent thing" \\ //- taek, 2017-06-19 0:57 UTC//   * "Obelisk is not related to any other cryptocurrency projects that also happen to be using the word 'obelisk' - it is an independent thing" \\ //- taek, 2017-06-19 0:57 UTC//
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   * "By the end of Friday, everyone will know exactly what Obelisk is, I promise that" \\ //- taek, 2017-06-19 14:35 UTC//   * "By the end of Friday, everyone will know exactly what Obelisk is, I promise that" \\ //- taek, 2017-06-19 14:35 UTC//
   * "potato" \\ //- zherbert, 2017-06-19 15:13 UTC//   * "potato" \\ //- zherbert, 2017-06-19 15:13 UTC//
-  * "I'm working on a blog post for tomorrow that'll walk through the full implications of Obelisk for Sia's users" \\ //- taek, 2017-06-20 14:59 UTC//+  * "I'm working on a blog post for tomorrow that'll walk through the full implications of Obelisk for Sia's users. From an everyday perspective, Obelisk does not affect users at all. From a decentralization perspective, it's an important step" \\ //- taek, 2017-06-20 14:59 UTC//
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