Category: ASIC

Bitcoin ‘Breakthrough’ Claims Block Size Increase Possible Without Hard Fork

Some dub it a "breakthrough," others call it a "network attack." Those were the prevailing opinions leading up to Mark…

Kill Switch Engage: Sia Cryptocurrency to Block Bitmain and Other Big Miners

After nearly a year of acrimonious debate, the Sia blockchain is moving to give big mining companies the boot. David…

Australia’s Securities Watchdog Has Halted 5 ICOs Since April

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) said late last week that it has stopped five initial coin offerings (ICOs)…

Bitmain Unveils Next-Generation ASIC Chip to Be Integrated into New Antminer Machines

Bitcoin (BTC) mining behemoth Bitmain has unveiled its next-generation ASIC chip soon to be used in the firm’s new “Antminer”…

Bitfury Launches New Generation of ASIC-Based Bitcoin Mining Hardware

Bitcoin (BTC) mining software manufacturer Bitfury Group has launched a new generation of its BTC mining hardware based on its…

Major Mining Pool F2Pool Publishes List of Minimum Prices for Profitable Crypto Mining

The CEO of China-based crypto mining pool F2Pool posted a company-branded infographic September 6 that indicates at what minimum price…

Ethereum Core Devs Debate Constantinople Hard Fork and “Difficulty Bomb” During Meeting

Ethereum (ETH) core developers have held their regular meeting on YouTube August 24 on the progress of client implementation and…

Bitmain Founder Jihan Wu: A Most Important Man in Crypto

He’s not flashy. He doesn’t post photographs of himself aboard yachts, arm-in-arm with scantily-clad groupies. A safe bet would be…

Second Hand Rigs Are Dumped as the Solo Mining Dream Dies

In the summer of 2017, rising cryptocurrency prices led to a run on high performance graphics cards. Coveted cards with…

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