With SegWit Activated, Is AsicBoost Still a Problem? Jp BuntinxNullTXWith Segregated Witness successfully activated on the Bitcoin network, some valid questions are being raised. One is whether or not we will still have to contend with the so-called covert AsicBoost problem, which gives specific mining hardware a competitive advantage over other devices. It seems the current SegWit implementation will not be getting rid of shenanigans related to AsicBoost entirely. In fact, it appears Antpool is mining empty blocks at this time. SegWit Education
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