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Ethereum Istanbul Hard Fork Release Date Confirmed By Core Developer

News Team lead at the Ethereum (ETH) Foundation Péter Szilágyi has confirmed Dec. 4 as the expected date for the network’s forthcoming Istanbul hard fork. In two tweets posted on Nov. 7, Szilágyi indicated that Istanbul will commence at block 9069000. He provided Geth mainnet node operators with a..

Next Bitcoin Halving May Not Lead to Bull Market, Says Bitmain CEO

News Jihan Wu, co-founder and CEO of Chinese mining giant Bitmain, believes the next Bitcoin (BTC) block reward halving may not lead to a bull market, but the coin’s price will grow in the long term. According to Chinese industry news outlet 8BTC’s report published on Oct. 11, Wu made his remarks ..

Bitmain Announces New Antminer ASICs: Should You Get One?

According to an official statement, Bitmain has just announced the impending release of the latest generation of Antminer ASIC mining devices. The new devices dubbed the S17+ and T17+ boast higher hash rates than previous generations alongside relatively comparable energy consumption rates. Both de..

Bitmain Announces Two New ASIC Cryptocurrency Mining Rigs

News Leading Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) producer Bitmain announced two new series 17 Bitcoin (BTC) mining machines in a blog post published on Oct. 9. Bitmain: higher efficiency and hashrateBitmain co-founder Jihan Wu announced the S17+ and T17+ mining machines at the World Dig..

Customs Agents Seize Crypto Mining Units Smuggled out of Mongolia

News The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation stopped the illegal import of four crypto mining devices from Mongolia into Russia. Crypto mining equipment confiscatedOn Oct. 1 Coinspot reported that a Mongolian citizen was trying to smuggle the four mining devices with fans and connect..

Samsung’s Blockchain SSD Patent Could Disrupt Crypto Mining

Analysis Electronics giant Samsung filed for a patent in May 2019 titled, “Programmable Blockchain Solid State Drive and Switch.” Even though few details are known about the newly designed system, a surge in patent applications filed by large corporations on blockchain is clearly visible. Related:..

Bitmain Launches Two New S17 Bitcoin ASIC Miners Today

News Leading mining Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) producer Bitmain announced two new S17 miners in a press release shared with Cointelegraph. The two new mining ASICs, namely the S17e and the T17e, will both be launched on Sept. 9. The company claims that both the new models featu..

Mining ASIC Giant Bitmain Lost $625 Million, Expects Profits in April

News Chinese mining and mining Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) manufacturer Bitmain lost $625 million in the first two months of this year, local media QQ reports on Aug. 2. Hundreds of millions lostPer the report, the firm sustained losses of $625 million by March, $345 during Janu..

7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin isn’t crazy – in fact it might just be the soundest monetary system this generation has ever known. Some of the techniques miners have devised to extract it, however, are extremely unorthodox, ranging from the ingenious to the downright crazy. Here are seven of the strangest attempts at extr..

Cryptocurrency Grin Follows Through With Anticipated July 17 Mainnet Hardfork

News Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Grin has completed the first hardfork so far on its mainnet. The fork occurred at block height 262,080 on July 17, as shown on the Grin block explorer Blockscan. According to an official announcement from Grin core dev Quentin Le Sceller, the latest blockchain ..

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