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]

itemreferencerelevant quote
Golden Nonce 1[1] p8The 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] p8The 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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