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Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency

On Feb. 18, mining rig manufacturing giant Bitmain Technologies announced its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip for mining SHA-256 cryptocurrencies like BTC and BCH. According to Bitmain, the mining chip, called the BM1397, is more efficient when mining proof of work (PoW) coins and the new chips will be installed

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Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Over the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop

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Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Dominated by ASIC Miners

Over the last few years, certain cryptocurrency networks have tried to block ASIC mining with many fruitless attempts to forge ASIC-resistant protocols. Multiple cryptocurrency developers have attempted to brick ASIC miners, but with scant success. A perfect example is the privacy-centric digital currency Monero, a project that has tried

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New Malware Attacks Hold ASIC Miners to Ransom

According to reports from cybersecurity researchers, there’s a new ransomware virus on the loose that’s targeting bitcoin miners. A file locking program called H-Ant has allegedly infected certain Antminer models in China and if the ransom is not paid the software aims to destroy the infected machine. Also Read: Money Transmitter

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A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Mining Rigs Available Today

Over the last year, cryptocurrencies have lost a lot of value yet bitcoin miners continue to process transactions and earn block rewards. A bunch of new mining rigs were announced in 2018 that packed some serious hashrate. As the new year begins, some of the top devices that process

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German Startup Devises Eco-Friendly Energy-Efficient Miners

Azultec is a company that has been researching current mining solutions as part of its project to create an efficient alternative with high computing power and low energy consumption. Its Cube devices are silent mining rigs that can be installed in living rooms. The miners can also use renewable

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Japan’s GMO Quits Manufacturing and Selling Mining Machines

Japanese internet giant GMO has announced that it will no longer develop, manufacture, and sell cryptocurrency mining machines. The company will, however, continue to mine in-house but will relocate its mining center to a region with cleaner and less expensive energy. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls

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Russian Miners Sell Their Equipment Amid Market Plunge

A growing number of Russian miners are looking to sell their hardware. The recent market correction has decreased the profitability of minting digital coins, especially for enthusiasts who are mining in their homes, basements and garages. Also read: Bitcoininfo.ru Wins Court Case Against Ban Russian Miners Selling Used Hardware Amateur mining

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