Nvidia Mining Chip Sales Drop 30% in Q4 Amid ‘Post-Crypto Excess’

Nvidia managed to survive declining cryptocurrency mining chip demand to post total full-year revenue of $11.72 billion. The company forecasts an aggressive rebound for the 2020 fiscal year, but Wall Street analysts say such forecasts are overly optimistic given the lack of significant change in the market. Sale of Cryptocurrency Mining Chips Plummet The U.S. […]

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Bitcoin Should ‘Depart’ From Proof-of-Work, Says Bank Of International Settlements

Bitcoin figures have dismissed the latest report on cryptocurrencies by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) after it claimed Bitcoin must stop using its Proof-of-Work algorithm. BIS: Bitcoin Must Drop Proof-of-Work The report, ‘Beyond the doomsday economics of “proof-of-work” in cryptocurrencies,’ was released January 21. It focused on double-spend attacks within cryptocurrency blockchains, as well […]

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Washington State County Doubles Down on Cryptocurrency After Mining Bust

After the boom, backlash, and (partial) bust of Bitcoin in central Washington, one might expect an aversion to the technology. But instead, one authority wants to capitalize on the resources left in the aftermath, to promote new growth in blockchain. A Story Sad To Tell Central Washington’s story is not uncommon in the cryptocurrency world. […]

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Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Quits Mining Hardware Bussiness

GMO Internet says it will no longer develop, manufacture, and sell Bitcoin mining hardware following significant losses incurred in Q4 2018. The Japanese IT company will instead focus on its in-house mining activities following a comprehensive revenue review. GMO Internet Downsizing Bitcoin Mining Operations In a statement Dec. 25, 2018, the IT behemoth announced the shuttering […]

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You Got The Power: Heat Energy From 46,000 People Mines One Bitcoin

In the search for ever more environmentally and ethically friendly ways to mine Bitcoin, everyone has largely ignored perhaps the most obvious solution… until now. You Literally Got The Power It seems like every week there is a more outlandish piece of hyperbole, regarding the energy used to mine bitcoin. ‘Each transaction could power 10 households […]

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Bitcoin Price to $17K in 2020, Says ‘Unorthodox’ Mining Difficulty Prediction

An ‘unorthodox prediction’ of mining difficulty increases puts the bitcoin price somewhere around $17,000 in 2020 — due to the possible power law relationship between the two. Bitcoin price and difficulty ‘power law relationship’ Twitter user @100trillionUSD is back again with another intriguing chart — this time plotting the relationship between BTC price 00 and […]

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Ethereum Miners May Be Exposed to a Hacker Mass-Scan Campaign

Think you’re working hard at making an extra income even while prices are down? If you’re not careful and don’t heed the warnings about port 8545, you may just see all your ETH disappear overnight. According to crypto-jacking and cybersecurity research firm Bad Packets, a mass-scan campaign is active at the moment. Hackers are on […]

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‘Unusually Large Miner Selling’ May Have Crashed BTC Price, Not Fundamentals

BTC price crash may have been sparked by an ‘unusual’ uptick in miners selling to finance the BCH hash war, according to BitMEX Research. Meanwhile, other metrics reveal that the recent price decline is disproportional with BTC market fundamentals.  BTC Price Crash and Bitcoin Cash Hash War Bitcoin 00 has lost around 45 percent of […]

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It’s Now Easier (And More Profitable) to Mine Bitcoin After Difficulty Drop

As Bitcoin mining hash rate has decreased amid lower prices, the mining difficulty has adjusted by design, making it easier to mine bitcoin.  Bitcoin mining difficulty adjusts to lower price For most of 2018, while the bear market persisted, mining hash rate and difficulty for Bitcoin continued to increase. Now it appears that the mining […]

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Bitcoin Pioneer Files For Bankruptcy

Washington State bitcoin mining pioneer GigaWatt filed for bankruptcy this week in a suspected bid to sell the company. The move follows the departure, in August, of the company’s co-founder, David Carlson. From Bedroom to World’s Biggest Bitcoin Mine Carlson started mining bitcoin as a hobby back in 2012 and saw the potential of cheap hydro-electric power in the state. […]

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