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Update, 2/5/2018: We have a new article posted detailing CyptoNote (Monero) mining performance with AMD's Threadripper processor with a CPU-optimized algorithm, alongside a handful of other processors and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Update, 9/15/2017: We've updated our Ethereum mining benchmark numbers in this article to... Read more...
The side effects of the recent price gouging on GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA is now filtering down to sites that use affiliate links to generate additional revenue. One retailer in particular, Newegg, is cutting off the Video Card category for affiliate linking. Newegg attributes this change in policy to the fact that... Read more...
A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan is ponying up hundreds of millions of dollars out of its own pocket to compensate customers who had their NEM tokens stolen last week. The theft is believed to be the largest ever in the cryptocurrency community, with hackers plundering 523 million NEM coins worth anywhere from $400... Read more...
A cryptocurrency exchange in Asia called Coincheck has announced that it was the victim of a massive hack that saw hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency stolen in what is the largest heist of its kind in history. Coincheck doesn't call the heist a hack, it says that the coins were sent illicitly... Read more...
It appears that Google's DoubleClick ad network has become the latest target of relentless miners looking to make an extra buck with the Monero cryptocurrency. The revelation comes after TrendMicro observed that the number of active Coinhive miner detections tripled around January 24th. After doing some detective... Read more...
If you're looking to buy a graphics card the days, we feel bad for you – really bad. Prices have skyrocketed due to people buying hordes of GPUs for cryptocurrency mining purposes. That means that gamers, the traditional purchasers of blazing-fast GPUs, now are forced to pay outrageous prices for what in many cases... Read more...
Makers of the Opera browser are fighting back against the recent trend of hijacking people's browsers with cryptocurrency mining scripts. The Scandinavian browser maker became the first to implement built-in protections against such scripts in the desktop version of Opera, and now the company has turned its attention... Read more...
There are many examples today of how PC gaming is flourishing better than ever. You only have to look towards the eSports market to understand how alive and well the ecosystem is. Games like PUBG are being played by the millions, and naturally, that's making many more want to explore the PC gaming world and the... Read more...
Hey cryptocurrency investors, are we having fun yet? Indeed, it was all smiles and laughter when Bitcoin, the most popular digital coin out there, skyrocketed in value and topped $17,000 just last week. But like every thrill ride, it is the inevitable steep downward slopes that incite both panic and excitement. And so... Read more...
It helps to have nerves of steel when investing in cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, which has seen some wild fluctuations over the year. Earlier this morning, for example, Bitcoin's value dived below the $12,000 mark, dropping 17 percent to a six-week low of $11,182.71. This recent slide comes after skyrocketing... Read more...
After witnessing Bitcoin's explosive growth, everyone and their uncle is now getting into cryptocurrency mining, some for extra money and others in hopes of striking it rich. There are now more than a thousand cryptocurrencies out there. With new miners now showing up in droves (and existing ones expanding their... Read more...
Bitcoin's value dropped to below $13,000 earlier today, sliding around 14 percent after South Korea's government announced plans to ban cryptocurrency trading altogether. While perhaps a knee-jerk reaction and a temporary blip in the long run, there is cause for some concern, as South Korea is a major global hub for... Read more...
If you are a user of the popular Google Chrome extension "Archive Poster" you need to be aware that the extension has been misbehaving lately. Currently "Archive Poster" has over 105,000 users and has in recent weeks turned into an in-browser cryptocurrency miner. The extension isn't asking permission to hijack the... Read more...
To say bitcoin is volatile would be an understatement. It seems to either be surging or crashing with little signs of overall stability. This is the reason that Valve recently stopped accepting bitcoin as a method of payment. Last week was a rough one for those into bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency took a beating with... Read more...
With the booming value of cryptocurrency, many hackers and nefarious actors are rolling out schemes to unwittingly trick regular web users into mining for them. The latest scheme to dupe people into mining cryptocurrency is taking advantage of Facebook Messenger via some slick malware.  The malware being... Read more...
With the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies booming, everyone is looking to make some money off the craze. One of the biggest players that is looking to get into the cryptocurrency craze is Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Word is that the company is looking to set up a trading desk for digital currency like Bitcoin... Read more...
Everyone is flipping out over cryptocurrency after seeing Bitcoin continue to skyrocket in value (the recent dip notwithstanding). It seems everyone wants a piece of the action, including some website owners, who have started injecting digital coin mining code on webpages. When you visit one of these sits, it taps... Read more...
We know all too well about the dangers of cryptocurrency mining malware that can invade our PCs. We've also seen unscrupulous websites that run mining software in the background, sapping valuable resources. Now, it seems as though we need to be on the lookout for mining malware that can invade our... Read more...
Sometimes it feels like this whole cryptocurrency mining business is getting out of hand. The underlying technology—blockchain—is interesting and potentially very useful, but there are some side effects that are casting a dark shadow over cryptocurrency, such as driving up the price (and limiting availability) of... Read more...
Early yesterday morning, we brought you news of a YouTuber that managed to get his hands on one of the first NVIDIA TITAN V graphics cards that shipped to well-heeled customers. BitsBeTrippin' slapped the chest thumpin' Volta-based GPU into an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X system, and cranked out 70 MH/s at stock... Read more...
If we had a time machine, we go back to the early days of Bitcoin and invest heavily. On this day seven years ago, Bitcoin was worth around $0.24. That means a $100 investment would have gotten you around 417 Bitcoins worth nearly $7.1 million today. The numbers turn really obscene when you crunch the numbers for when... Read more...
We know that NVIDIA's TITAN V is a massively powerful videocard, one that we are a thousand percent confident can run Crysis, so no need to ask. But will it blend? Probably. That just leaves one question to answer—how well does it mine cryptocurrency? Pretty darn good, as it turns out. As in, almost double the mining... Read more...
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