HashFast Technologies

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HashFast Technologies is an ASIC mining hardware designer and retailer.

Bankruptcy[edit]

On May 9th, 2014, a petition was filed against HashFast Technologies for involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
On June 3rd, 2014, HashFast Technologies filed to have the bankruptcy converted to Chapter 11.

On July 29th, 2014, a blog post noted that they were selling off assets in bulk.

No updates have been posted since August 12th, 2014

Bankruptcy proceedings notes on HashFast's technology[edit]

item reference relevant quote
Golden Nonce 1 [1] p8 The Intellectual Property purportedly held by HF is primarily related to the Golden Nonce chip." (HF here refers to HashFast, LLC. A company set up to handle IP and design, effectively for HashFast Technologies, LLC which would handle business relations, sales and other non-IP matters.
Golden Nonce 1.5 [2] p200 "I understand that there were generation 1.5 -Right."
Golden Nonce 2 [3] p200 "I understand that there were generation [...] 2 -Yes."
Golden Nonce 3 [4] p201 "I understand that there were generation [...] perhaps 3 -Yes." (unfounded)
Uniquify involvement with Golden Nonce 1 [5] p44 "Uniquify was doing the design and production of the chips."
Signetics involvement with Golden Nonce 1 [6] p180 "Signetics, who is the actual producer, assembler of the chips. They are subcontracted through Uniquify.
Sandgate involvement with Golden Nonce 1 [7] p226 "I know Sandgate was involved in some of the design"
DXCorr involvement with Golden Nonce 1.5 [8] p204 "DXCorr [...] had the rights to the generation 1.5 chip -Yes."
DXCorr involvement with Golden Nonce 2 [9] p44 "DXCore was doing the design of the future next generation chip."
TSMC contract [10] p209 "They're concerned because of the three-way confidentiality with TM&C [sic]."
Golden Nonce node size [11] p206 "the 16-nanometer chip, which was generation 2"
Golden Nonce 1.5 initiation [12] p212 "Because the work was stopped on 2.0 and supposed to have been restarted on 1.5."
Golden Nonce 2.0 cancellation [13] p211 "Because the work was stopped on 2.0 and supposed to have been restarted on 1.5."
Golden Nonce 1.5 cancellation [14] p218 "DXCorr stopped having verbal communications with us when the bankruptcy proceedings occurred and wanted to only communicate a resolution of claim by e-mail, which we have not done."
start date for Golden Nonce 1 design [15] p8 "In or about June 2013, the Debtors began designing their first generation Golden Nonce (“GN1”)"
start date for Golden Nonce 2 design [16] p3 "August 21, 2013"
start date for Golden Nonce 1.5 design [17] p4 "December 1, 2013"
IP owner for Golden Nonce 1 [18] p8 The Intellectual Property purportedly held by HF is primarily related to the Golden Nonce chip."
IP owner for Golden Nonce 1.5 [19] p8 "The ownership of the intellectual property related to the GN1.5 (the “GN1.5 IP”) is uncertain."
IP owner for Golden Nonce 2 [20] p8 "the GN2 IP is owned by DXC."
patent on stacked chip [21] p6 "stacked chips application (#61917828, acknowledged as received on 12/18/13) lists Simon Barber as the inventor and the Parent as the assignee."
patent on Golden Nonce protocol [22] p6 "protocol application, (#61896559, acknowledged as received on 10/28/13) lists Adrian Port as the inventor and the Parent as the assignee."
patent on Golden Nonce protocol [23] p202 "there is the two patents. One is the stacked chips and the other is the Golden Nonce interface protocol"

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