• The new Nvidia-beta driver package that allows for clock, memory, and voltage adjustments released this week, and I thought it would be interesting to see just how far we can push the EVGA GTX 1070’s Ethereum hashing now that we have full control over the hardware. If you read our first review of the GPU, you’ll know that the card stands on its own as a power-efficient piece of equipment, but just how far a

    GTX 1070 Optimized: 390X Ethereum Hashing on 140 Watts?

    | 2016/08/19 9:00 am
  • The collection of white hat hackers, calling themselves the Robin Hood Group, apparently attempted to dump DAO funds they held in ETC in an attempt to undermine the cryptocurrency by crashing its price. Also read: Does Dash Have a Coin Cap, or Is It Infinitely Inflationary? ETC Dumped By Group Potentially Tied to Ethereum Foundation   The Robin Hood Group (RHG) was originally formed to benevolently hack the DAO to secure the remaining ether inside

    Robin Hood Group Sold DAO Funds In An Alleged Attempt to Tank ETC

    | 2016/08/18 4:11 am
  • OXBTC (www.oxbtc.com) – the China-based cloud mining platform lately announced its business shift from pure cloud hashrates selling to cloudhash hosting services – which provide more lucrative mining options for investors with much lower prices and maintenance fees. It has also released two cloudhash hosting contracts for Bitcoin and Ether mining (first in the world). Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. Mr. GUO, Weicheng, CEO

    OXBTC Releases New BTC/ETH Cloudhash Hosting Services

    | 2016/08/17 3:00 pm
  • In the wake of the DAO hack, which had dire implications for the Ethereum blockchain, multiple exchanges acknowledged the existence of new alternative tokens, Ether Classic, based on the original Ethereum code. Exchanges accepted the new “ETC.” Ultimately, Coinbase worked towards the same. That decision turned out to be costly, as the exchange found itself in the middle of the war between Ethereum and its “Classic” rival. Also read: Silk Road Auction Could Help Bitcoin

    Coinbase AMA: ‘ETC Was Replay Attacked on Coinbase’

    | 2016/08/11 2:09 pm
  • EVGA is the Largest Supplier of Nvidia GPUs to the US, and Today We’ll Be putting their Newest Mainline aftermarket design to the task of mining Ethereum – One of the last bastions of GPU rig profitability, and certainly the most prominent at present. We’ve seen a huge jump in hash power per watt from AMD with their move to Polaris, as we covered here. EVGA’s Gaming ACX line, while not as extravagant as some

    A Review of The EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX 3.0

    | 2016/08/10 7:09 pm
  • Jaxx, the “multi-token and multi-platform blockchain wallet” is expanding this week to include support for Dash, according to its developers. This is indeed notable news as the Decentral team builds out support for more cryptocurrencies. Also read: Industry Report: News Surrounding Bitfinex Gets Weirder The news is significant as Jaxx.io will become the first Dash wallet for the iOS platform. Jaxx is also available for Android, as a desktop app for Windows, OSX and Linux,

    Jaxx To Be First Dash Wallet for iOS

    | 2016/08/09 9:28 pm
  • After a steady week of hovering in the $650 range, the bitcoin price has been dealt a massive blow. Investors and enthusiasts were shocked to discover that the world’s favorite coin had fallen by more than $100 into the low $500s. At press time, the price has rebounded, and hovers around $571, a near $200 drop since reaching a high of $700 just a few months ago. Community consensus on the cause of the drop points the blame at

    Bitfinex Hack to Blame for Massive Bitcoin Price Drop

    | 2016/08/04 5:00 am
  • The Radeon RX 480 was released onto the GPU market without much fanfare, sold as a mid-range card at a low price – which is exactly how it performs. Despite the excitement in the gaming press about AMD’s Polaris architecture and the RX (and upcoming Pro WX) line of GPUs, particularly about the card’s price point, it seems to have been glossed over by the crypto mining community.  Also read: The Bitcoinist Podcast is Back

    Radeon Overview: Aftermarket Polaris Cards Shaking up GPU Mining?

    | 2016/07/30 5:00 am
  • New smart contract and distributed apps platform Krypton is in the process of expanding its project by networking, seeking to secure $2 million USD in funding from private investors. Also read: Bittrex’s Bill Shihara on Ethereum Classic and Poloniex Krypton is intended to be an alternative to Ethereum, and is in fact a fork of it. It launched in February 2016 when interest in smart contracts, DAOs and DApps was gaining traction, but planned a network

    Krypton Aims at More Secure Smart Contracts After Ethereum Fork

    | 2016/07/28 3:26 pm
  • In light of the recent Ethereum hard fork, a collection of anonymous figures, or Ethereum Whales, have offered their support to the DAO exploiter — believing that the core developers have an obligation to the original contract. Also read: Breakout Gaming Making Progress on New eSports Platform The Ethereum Whales According to a blog, the ETH whales believe the developers at the Ethereum Foundation have an obligation to support the original smart contract. That is

    Anonymous Figures OfferHelp to Ethereum DAO Exploiter

    | 2016/07/26 12:37 am
  • The  Ethereum Hard-Fork has been a highly divisive event on the cryptocurrency landscape. The hard fork, along with a rescue soft-fork in the weeks prior, has been a godsend to those who invested in The DAO, a smart contract built on Ethereum that ended in one of the most catastrophic implosions in Crypto history. With 12% of the extant Eth tied up in the DAO, The majority of Ethereum hashpower decided to hard-fork to refund

    Ethereum Classic Jumps Into Top 10 Altcoins In Less Than a Day

    | 2016/07/24 4:35 pm
  • Ethereum blockchain explorer <ether.camp> has kicked off its second-annual hackathon, featuring a grand prize of $50,000 and “significant rewards” for runners-up. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Hackathon contestants will be provided with a set of tools that they will use to build an Ethereum-based app, competing for money and “maximum exposure

    Ether.Camp Holds Ethereum Hackathon with $50,000 Grand Prize

    | 2016/07/24 2:59 pm
  • Coinbase adds Ethereum, a man learns the consequences of bitcoin fraud, and Surbitcoin unfreezes following a temporary scare. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Charlie Shrem Is a Free Man COINBASE Once a primarily Bitcoin-based exchange, Coinbase shocked the world when it announced that leading bitcoin competitor Ethereum would be added to its list of currencies, and the exchange will now

    Industry Report: Bitcoin Fraud Never Works

    | 2016/07/24 9:00 am
  • The bitcoin price has undergone another drop. Hovering at around $658 at press time, this is a fall of about $8 since our previous price piece. Also read: Is Ethereum Wounding the Bitcoin Price’s Ascent? Altcoins Forge Ahead as Bitcoin Price Pulls Back In our last discussion, the notion that ether was harming bitcoin’s ongoing rise was explained. That particular argument still stands; the most recent news is that Coinbase, primarily a bitcoin exchange up

    Bitcoin Price Falls as Altcoins Push Ahead

    | 2016/07/24 5:00 am
  • Charlie Shrem is released from prison; Ethereum successfully “hard-forks,” and the Bank of England may issue its own digital currency. Want to catch up on your latest crypto-news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: India’s Druggies Turning to Bitcoin CHARLIE SHREM Bitcoin evangelist Charlie Shrem has been released from prison after serving one year of what was originally set to be a two-year sentence. Shrem was arrested at JFK airport

    Industry Report: Charlie Shrem Is a Free Man

    | 2016/07/22 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin has suffered another drop. Falling $13 since our last price piece, the digital currency now hovers around $666 at press time (sorry to all you religious people out there). Also read: Bitcoin Price Prepping for Bull Run Due to Regional Influence One source explains: “Bitcoin price looked to be advancing only to bump against the resistance ceiling. How to trade in the coming days (or weeks) is dependent on how the market negotiates $680.” In

    Is Ethereum Wounding the Bitcoin Price’s Ascent?

    | 2016/07/22 9:00 am
  • Ethereum’s DAO hard fork update landed on GitHub yesterday, allowing users to vote on whether they support the Hard fork that will refund the DAO after the attack that drained around four percent of the total Ethereum (approx. 50 million US dollars worth at the time)  in circulation from the smart contract. Read Also: MakerDAO Founder’s Unique Opinions on the DAO’s Failure Ethereum Reaches A Crossroads with Hard Fork Update   This hard fork update,

    DAO Hard Fork Update for Ethereum Finally Released

    | 2016/07/17 10:32 am
  • Russia pushes bitcoin, Mark Karpeles goes free, another massive crowdsale in the books, and Steemit gets hacked. Want to catch up on the latest cryptocurrency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Bursts with ‘Energy’ RUSSIA Once again, a Russian party is pushing for the legalization of Bitcoin. The Party of Growth, which supports “free market economy and democracy,” believes that blockchain technology is growing all around the world,

    Industry Report: Steemit Is the Latest Victim of Cyber Crime

    | 2016/07/16 9:00 am
  • The halving comes and goes, Ethereum wants to hard-fork, and the blockchain does income grants. Want to catch up on the latest cryptocurrency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: The Bitcoin Bill That Became Law BITCOIN HALVING The halving has officially come and gone, and the results haven’t been as big as we all hoped for. At mid-day on Saturday, the bitcoin price fell to the $620 range but

    Industry Report: The Halving That Came and Went

    | 2016/07/11 5:00 am
  • We sat down recently with Rune Christensen, the founder of MakerDAO, to discuss The DAO’s collapse and the implications it will have for Ethereum and Cryptocurrency moving forward after the soft fork. He expresses doubts at the notion that the Ethereum community holds any obligation to The DAO and other interesting viewpoints from security to hard-fork consensus. Also Read: Pound vs Yen: The Battle Over Bitcoin Rages On Rune Has Faith in Ethereum, Not The

    MakerDAO Founder Claims “Absolutely Zero” Obligation to DAO Investors In Interview

    | 2016/07/10 5:42 am
  • Scams, suits and cyber-attacks, with and a little bit of ransomware thrown in-between. It’s been a wacky week for Bitcoin and the DAO, and here are a few of the top stories: Also read: Industry Report: Digital Currency is Booming Across the Globe LOCKY GETS ROCKY First, a little good news is in the mix. According to Symantec, Locky ransomware may be reaching the end of its days. Over the past two weeks, activity has

    Industry Report: How Badly Was the DAO Attacked?

    | 2016/06/23 9:00 am
  • Some unfortunate news is in the bitcoin books. Following an outage of global digital currency exchange Bitfinex, everybody’s favorite coin has undergone quite a plunge, and is hovering around $671 USD at press time, a drop of nearly $100 in the last 48 hours. Also read: Bitcoin Price to Hit $1,000 Again? The Rally Continues Bitcoin Price Plunges Following Bitfinex Outage As Bitcoinist.net recently wrote: “The Bitcoin price has taken a tumble today with the Bitfinex trading outage,

    Bitcoin Price Suffers Nasty Plunge, but It’s Too Early to Panic

    | 2016/06/22 9:00 am
  • In light of certain developments regarding Slock.it’s titanic smart contract-driven project, The DAO, many are left with the question of how to cleanly exit. That’s a good question, though pretty contentious among the heavily staked DAO members. You can’t blame the more small time elements in the community for wanting to jump ship though, seeing as that ship has run over its tugboat (Ethereum) coming out of the harbour, and might be any combination of

    Exiting The DAO is a 67-Step, 48-Day Ordeal

    | 2016/06/20 2:00 am