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# ASICs News

Developers building public blockchains are faced with slowly losing the war against Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASICs). ASIC-resistant developers are facing an eternal “cat and mouse” chase in which some have claimed they may have already lost. Drawing from a post on Medium by Derek Hsue, in this article, BTCManager will...
December 2, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Development, Mining, News
On November 27, 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office accepted a patent submitted in 2016 by the tech giant Intel Corporation for a new energy efficient, high-performance bitcoin mining system capable of outpacing the current model. Energy Efficient Mining The patent submission was filed June 29, 2016, and was...
October 29, 2018 by at Altcoins, Cryptocyclopedia, Mining
Vertcoin (VTC) is an older cryptocurrency project that has been around from a time when airdrops and ICOs were almost unheard of. Launched in 2014, Vertcoin was initially touted by many as a significant challenger to the dominance of bitcoin. Vertcoin discouraged centralized mining and thus makes it easier for...
October 11, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Finance, News, Platform, Tech
East Asian influence has always played a significant role within cryptocurrency, but a new paper published October 8th, 2018, suggests China could not only singlehandedly cripple Bitcoin, but is already influencing the billion-dollar network. The paper titled “The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of Chinese Influence on Bitcoin” talks about...
Iceland has been a hotbed for bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners due to its very cold climate and the availability of cheap power supply. However, 2018 has seen a shift of interest from bitcoin mining to core blockchain ventures in the country, partly due to the slump in the price of...
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