There have been quite a few proposals to raise Bitcoin’s block size limit by way of a hard fork over the past three years,...
The U.S. city of Virginia Beach has granted $500,000 to help establish a new bitcoin mine in the area. On Tuesday, the Virginia Beach Development Authority revealed that it was giving the funds to Bcause LLC in an effort to help generate as many as jobs within Virginia Beach....
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported strong financial results in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to demand from cryptocurrency mining. In a Jan. 18 statement, the world's largest independent semiconductor foundry said that it generated NT$277.57 billion (roughly $9.2 billion) in revenue during the fourth quarter, representing...
AntPool, one of the largest cryptocurrency mining pools, has announced it will now support the siacoin token. The announcement of AntPool mining support comes alongside the news that China's mining chip giant Bitmain, which owns AntPool, has launched a new mining hardware device, dubbed the AntMiner A3. Data shows that, currently,...
You've heard of proof of work, but what about proofs of proofs of work? A complex notion, the research on "Non-Interactive Proofs of Proofs of Work," or NiPoPoW, released in October, has received very little attention so far but is heralded as breaking through one of the major roadblocks...
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is seeking to invest in early stage blockchain startups with the potential to help children across the globe. In an announcement today, the U.N. program said it is offering equity-free investments of $50,000–90,000 to seed-stage startups developing solutions on open blockchains in areas including smart contracts,...
Bitcoin is taking a hit today, touching 3.5 week lows at the time of writing. Data source OnChainFX indicates that bitcoin (BTC) has depreciated by 14 percent in the last 24 hours. At press time, prices were was at $11,966 levels, according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index. Notably, the world's...
China's cryptocurrency mining pool ViaBTC has revealed a plan to adjust its cloud mining maintenance fee, a move that appears to be affected by a reportedly tightened regulation in the country. In an online statement published on Jan. 11, ViaBTC said it will temporarily increase the maintenance fee ratio...
China's cryptocurrency mining pool ViaBTC has revealed a plan to adjust its cloud mining maintenance fee, a move that may appear to be affected by a reportedly tightened regulation in the country. In an online statement published on Jan. 11, ViaBTC said it will temporarily increase the maintenance fee...
The director of German's central bank believes that bitcoin should be regulated through an international set of rules rather than on a national scale. Bundesbank director Joachim Wuermeling said that borderless cryptocurrencies are difficult to regulate within a specific region or country, according to Reuters. Speaking at an event...