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PoWx Seeks to Change Bitcoin Mining with “Optical PoW”

Nonprofit organization PoWx has launched this week with the goal of boosting the idea behind proof of work (PoW) through…

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Op-Ed: Challenge of Mining Centralization Unveils Bitcoin’s Elegant Design

Last year, growing problems of Bitcoin mining centralization came to light with the controversy of an AsicBoost scandal. As a…

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“No Grounding In Reality”: BIS Report Tells A Strange Crypto Story

Earlier this week, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Switzerland issued a new document as part of its annual…

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Chinese Cryptomining Chip Giant Bitmain Is Considering an IPO

Bitmain — the largest and most established manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining chips — is considering an IPO, or initial public…

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Bitcoin Miner Aspires to Launch Largest Crypto Mining Facility in the U.S.

Coinmint, a cloud mining service provider, has confirmed it will go ahead with its proposed plan to open a cryptocurrency…

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Cryptomining Applications Suspended in Quebec

Canada’s Quebec province has announced that it will be suspending all approvals for new digital currency-mining projects so officials can…

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Zcoin’s Merkle Tree Proof Release Seeks to Bring Back Fairer Mining

Zcoin, a privacy-focused asset, is launching a working version of MTP v1.2 (Merkle Tree Proof) — an ASIC-resistant proof-of-work (PoW)…

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First Bitcoin Mining Conference Hashes Over the High Cost of Energy

Bitcoin mining uses as much electricity as Ireland, and by the end of 2018, the Bitcoin network will be using…

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Bitmain’s Antminer Z9 Mini Designed to Mine Zcash, Threatens ASIC Resistance

Mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has announced the release of its new Antminer Z9 mini, an ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) miner…

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Op Ed: Can Solar Power Drive Bitcoin Mining in Africa?

While many in the West often overlook Africa as an emerging blockchain innovation center, a deeper look across the continent…

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