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Bitcoin Mining

Is the Bitcoin Network Becoming Unsustainable?

The electricity used to power the Bitcoin network is enough to power the Czech Republic more than once over. New figures by a PwC researcher have shown that the Bitcoin network uses...

Luke Whelan | 1 month ago
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Ethereum

Why Has Ethereum Mining Algorithm Approval Caused Community Uproar

The Ethereum community has been locked in battle this week over a controversial change to its mining algorithm called ProgPoW. If implemented it could cause a highly contentious hard...

Martin Young | 1 month ago
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Ethereum

How to Build an Ethereum Mining Rig at Home in 2020

Ethereum (ETH) has become more appealing in 2020, with prices rising above $270. Mining has also picked up, awarding 2 ETH each 15 seconds, or 8 ETH per minute. Ethash Still Accessible...

Christine Vasileva | 1 month ago
Bitcoin mining industry experiences worst year in half decade
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Mining Experiences Worst Year in Half a Decade

Bitcoin miners held a stunning competition in 2019, lifting both the hashrate and difficulty to all-time highs. But it turns out for significant stretches, mining pools absorbed...

Christine Vasileva | 4 months ago
Bitcoin Hashrate Futures to Enable Mining Boom
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Hashrate Futures Coming in 2020, Mining Boom Inbound?

Mining companies may benefit from a growing market for Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives to finance and support their power-hungry operations. In 2019, despite price fluctuations, mining...

Christine Vasileva | 4 months ago
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News

Monero Warns Users of Malware Ahead of Hard Fork

XMR users who downloaded binary files in the past 24 hours or so might have installed malware, Monero said via its official site getmonero.org. Users Notice Weird Binary Files Some of...

Anatol Antonovici | 5 months ago
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News

Bitcoin Network Experiences Slowest Block in 5 Years

The Bitcoin (BTC) network produced an unusually slow block, taking 119 minutes to discover the block number. The anomaly is happening despite the record activity of miners. Slow Block...

Christine Vasileva | 6 months ago
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ASIC miners

Explosive Mining Growth Indicates High Confidence in Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin miners are not giving up, showing immense confidence and working against significant network difficulty. The last difficulty hike from September 13 made it 10.38% less likely...

Christine Vasileva | 7 months ago
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Altcoin News

Monero Successfully Upgrades Its Protocol

Monero (XMR), a privacy-focused cryptocurrency launched in 2014, announced that it has successfully performed a protocol upgrade on March 9, 2019.  Hard Fork Aims to Improve...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | 1 year ago
Bitcoin Businesses

Bitmain Adds 5 New Billionaires to China’s Wealthiest List

China’s latest rich list for 2018 sees five billionaires joining China’s wealthiest for the first time thanks to Bitmain’s market lead on cryptocurrency mining. The Hurun...

Melanie Kramer | 1 year ago
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Companies

David Vs. Goliath: Companies Like MicroBt Look To Challenge...

Bitmain is well-known across the cryptocurrency community for dominating the mining hardware market. Some think the Chinese giant might be losing its edge, and a growing number of...

Kevin O’Brien | 1 year ago
ASIC miners

Sia Announces Hard Fork to Brick Bitmain ASICs

After close to a year of debates within its community, Sia has finally gone ahead with a hard fork to brick out Bitmain and Innosilicoin ASICs. Following the hard fork, only miners...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | 2 years ago