Bitmain, Roger Ver, Kraken Sued as Bitcoin Cash Nightmare Continues

Roger Ver, Bitcoin.com, Bitmain, and Kraken are all sued by UnitedCorp over an alleged complot to hijack the Bitcoin Cash network for their own personal gain. United Corp. Sues Bitcoin.com, Bitmain, Kraken If the Bitcoin Cash fork fall-out that made November one of crypto’s most volatile months on record wasn’t bad enough, the nightmare continues. Although, […]

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Sweden Braces For Migrant Caravan Of Norwegian Bitcoin Miners

Data center managers in Sweden are expecting a deluge of inquiries from cryptocurrency mining operations in Norway. The Norwegian authorities this week revoked energy tax subsidies for the sector, throwing the future of many companies into doubt. ‘The Dirtiest Form of Cryptographic Output’ Up until this week, mining firms in Norway qualified for the same […]

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Bitmain No Longer Under Influence of Jihan Wu, Says Lawyer

Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu no longer has influence over the company’s decision-making processes after an executive board reshuffle, a lawyer told local media November 12. Wu Now ‘Supervisor’ As Sanyan Blockchain reports, the mining giant altered the make-up of its board last week. Among the changes, Wu’s position went from a director to a “supervisor,” […]

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Why Did Bitmain’s Antpool ‘Stop Mining’ SegWit Blocks?

Antpool, the Bitcoin mining pool owned by hardware manufacturer Bitmain, has stopped mining Segregated Witness (‘SegWit’) blocks. A Question Of ‘Charity’? In a move which has sparked suspicion among cryptocurrency figures, data from the past seven days of block mining shows Bitmain mining blocks of under 1 megabyte – smaller than SegWit blocks mined by […]

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Bitcoin Cash Follows Ripple Price Pump On Back Of Bitmain IPO News

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) staged an unlikely comeback September 27, rising almost 25 percent after news mining giant Bitmain had finally filed for an initial public offering (IPO). BCH Hits Multiweek Highs Data from Coinmarketcap shows BCH 00 beating out competition from all of the top twenty cryptocurrency assets for the 24 hours to press time, […]

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Bitmain Fights Rumors by Launching New ASIC Chip

As Bitmain’s IPO date approaches, negative news involving the company could add up. The CEO of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, countered the pessimism by launching a brand new “algorithm acceleration chip.” Bitmain’s Anonymous Detractors After the news that Bitmain’s earnings over the course of Q2 didn’t turn out according to plan, someone who claims to be an insider […]

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Bitmain Activates Controversial ‘AsicBoost’ for Antpool

New evidence suggests that Bitmain controlled AntPool has activated a controversial hack on its mining operations. The AsicBoost hack supposedly gives a 20% efficiency boost when mining. The Big Reveal Tracking website, AsicBoost Block Explorer, identified that block #530042 was indeed mined by AntPool using the technology. In fact, roughly 4% of blocks mined in the past week […]

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Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Abandons Bitcoin Cash Mining

Japanese internet giant GMO has switched its entire mining capacity from Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to Bitcoin (BTC) as of July 2018. GMO Mines 568 Bitcoin Blocks In July A copy of the company’s monthly mining report uploaded to social media by cryptocurrency business investor Trace Meyer confirms that in July, GMO mined 568 Bitcoin blocks […]

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The Rise of Computer Power Threatens Ethereum Miners

Julio Gil-Pulgar · May 10, 2018 · 1:00 am Bitmain, the Chinese chip maker, is manufacturing hardware and chips that deliver such hash power that those using them could end up controlling the Ethereum transaction confirmation process, obliterating small miners. As a result, Ethereum developers are fiercely working on countermeasures, such as Casper, to dramatically […]

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