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The Pirate Bay Resumes Running In-Browser Javascript Cryptocurrency Miners

The major torrenting website, The Pirate Bay, is reported to again be using cryptocurrency mining scripts on its website. Last month, it was discovered that The Pirate Bay had embedded multiple Monero miners on its website, which the company claimed was being trialed as an alternative revenue model to hosting ads. Also Read: Pirate Bay Founder’s […]

Asus and Nvidia Announce Purpose-Built Cryptocurrency Mining GPUs

Leading graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturers Asus and Nvidia have announced the release of new GPUs targeting the cryptocurrency mining market. Also Read: Sapphire Technology Announce Production of Graphics Cards Designed Solely for Cryptocurrency Mining The Announcements Follow Sapphire Technology Becoming the First GPU Producer to Target Cryptocurrency Miners GPU manufacturing giants Asus and Nvidia […]

Bitcoin Network Capacity Analysis – Part 6: Data Propagation

This is a continuation of TradeBlock’s block chain and network analysis to address the ongoing block size discussions. It is intended for an audience with at least a fundamental comprehension of block chain technology. If you have not yet done so, we recommend first reading: Part 1: Macro Block Trends Part 2: Macro Transaction Trends […]

BFGMiner Development Team Releases Version 4.0 of Leading Bitcoin Mining Software

2014 May 26th — The BFGMiner development team today announced the immediate availability of BFGMiner 4.0, the latest major release of the world’s leading cryptocurrency mining software. Designed to support today’s diversity of miners, BFGMiner 4 delivers a flexible foundation needed for mining at home or as a business. Available for over two years, since […]

An Interview With Coinme, the Company Behind Seattle’s First Bitcoin ATM

As a resident of western Washington, I was happy to find out that a Bitcoin ATM had recently been installed at the Spitfire sports bar in downtown Seattle. I decided to make a trip to try out the ATM and learn more about Coinme, the company behind Seattle’s first Robocoin kiosk. General Manager Nick Hughes […]

Announcement of the Miner’s Manifesto

Bitcoin miners and all cryptocurrency miners play a very important role in our community. They set up miners, incur electricity expenses, and deal with mining companies to ensure that we all have the freedom to transact securely with digital currencies. As more miners plug in their equipment, our networks are protected from double spend attacks. […]

Side Chains: The How, The Challenges and the Potential

Disclosure: the author of this article is the founder and Chief Scientist of the Ethereum project Last week, Adam Back and Austin Hill came out with an announcement on Let’s Talk Bitcoin, in which they announced their newest project: “sidechains”. The idea, they described, would allow for the existence of alternative blockchains, perhaps with different […]

KnCMiner Bumps Titan Scrypt Miner From 100 MH/s to 250 MH/s

Certainly, there’s been quite a bit of excitement surrounding KnCMiner‘s Titan Scrypt miner. Pre-orders began not terribly long ago, and the company sold $2 million worth of the device in four hours. Customers who’ve made their purchase are expected to get a whole lot more power than they bought, too. The company today announced that they’ve […]