カテゴリー: Mining

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 28.6% More EfficiencyOn Feb. 18, mining rig manufacturing giant Bitmain Technologies announced its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip for mining SHA-256 cryptocurrencies like BTC and BCH. According to Bitmain, the mining chip, called the BM1397, is more efficient when mining proof of work (PoW) coins and the new chips will be installed in the latest Antminer series of […]

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More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock ProjectOver the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner. Also Read: Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend […]

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Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks

Mining Operation Orca Pool Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks from AttacksLast November the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community witnessed a hash war that resulted in a bifurcation of the main chain. The spat saw one of the first examples of the alpha miner strategy and an attempt to truly test Nakamoto consensus. About a week before the fork, a new mining operation was announced called Shark […]

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In the Daily: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFD

In the Daily: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFDIn the first edition of The Daily this weekend, we focus on a study estimating that 13 percent of people have used digital coins for payments. We also look at the latest financial report from Nvidia indicating losses due to falling demand for chips used in cryptocurrency mining. Lastly, a broker suspends its crypto CFD […]

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Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet SeasonOver the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop in Sichuan. During the wet season […]

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Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Dominated by ASIC Miners

Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Overshadowed by ASIC MinersOver the last few years, certain cryptocurrency networks have tried to block ASIC mining with many fruitless attempts to forge ASIC-resistant protocols. Multiple cryptocurrency developers have attempted to brick ASIC miners, but with scant success. A perfect example is the privacy-centric digital currency Monero, a project that has tried to fork the software multiple times […]

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Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency Rules Enter Into Force

Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency Rules Enter Into ForceThe decree establishing a legal framework for cryptocurrencies in Venezuela has entered into force. It contains 63 articles including rules for the purchase, sale, use, distribution, and exchange of cryptocurrencies and related products. It also mandates a registration system and details audit procedures, penalties for non-compliance, and how mining equipment can be confiscated. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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Crypto Mining Could Bring Russia $1B in Taxes, Report Suggests

Crypto Mining Could Bring Russia $1B in Taxes, Report SuggestsUsing its excess energy generating capacity to mine cryptocurrencies, Russia can increase its budget receipts by more than $1 billion dollars in annual tax revenue. The estimate comes from a report that also calls for the establishment of a Russian crypto valley.   Also read: Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto Valley Grows to 750 Companies […]

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Crypto Mining Could Bring Russia $1B in Taxes, Report Suggests

Crypto Mining Could Bring Russia $1B in Taxes, Report SuggestsUsing its excess energy generating capacity to mine cryptocurrencies, Russia can increase its budget receipts by more than $1 billion dollars in annual tax revenue. The estimate comes from a report that also calls for the establishment of a Russian crypto valley.   Also read: Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto Valley Grows to 750 Companies […]

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Mystery Bitcoin Miners Are Altering Mining Pool Dominance

Mystery Bitcoin Miners Shift Mining Pool Dominance ImmenselyDuring the first month of 2019, studies have revealed the growing trend of unknown miners processing blocks on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. A few years ago, most mining pools began revealing their identity via the coinbase parameter when they found a block. Over the last two years, however, unknown miners have started to dominate […]

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