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The blockchain organization Bloq Labs has introduced a beta version of a new software suite for cryptocurrency miners called Titan. Bloq co-founder Jeff Garzik announced the project at the recent Binance conference in Singapore and claims the protocol can maximize a mining machine’s hashrate by double digits with thoughtful configuration and dynamic adjustment.
Have you ever thought about creating a cryptocurrency giveaway during a hosted event? Now you can create your own crypto-based sweepstakes with Bitcoin.com’s event paper wallet generator. With Bitcoin.com’s Golden Ticket program and open source code, the software allows anyone to develop fantastic tickets funded with bitcoin cash (BCH).
During the first week of 2019, Holberton School in New Haven, whose two-year higher education program aims to “drive the digital transformation revolution,” received a large cryptocurrency donation. On Monday it was announced that the cofounder of software suite the Scroll Network, Nathan Pitruzzello, donated $ 10,000 worth of digital currency to the Connecticut school that’s known for recording academic certificates on the BTC chain.
Years of over-engineering and ethical decay has made Bitcoin a garbage network, says a Fortune 500 software developer. Bryce Weiner, known for being part of controversial altcoin projects and their subsequent failures, took a potshot at the world’s leading digital currency protocol without elaborating on it. He later admitted that he was acting humorous while responding
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In a bid to provide services for institutional investors, investor tools provider Picks & Shovels is merging with crypto accounting startup CoinVantage.
Every time you convert Bitcoin to anything, be it goods or services, other cryptocurrencies, or even tax payments, it might be a taxable event, depending on your local regulations. It’s not something a lot of cryptonaughts think about when carrying out their daily lives, but potential penalties can be steep for tax evasion. Node40 is
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Razer (RAZFF), a Singapore-based global gaming hardware maker, has made a push into crypto with the launch of SoftMiner, the company’s new GPU mining software that rewards users with Razer Silver when their PC is idle. Have a gaming rig on idle at home? Here’s a new way to score Razer Silver: launch Razer SoftMiner on […]
Bitmain, the world’s largest crypto mining firm, has opened the code for its privacy-centric know-your-customer protocol (KYC), called Coconut. Coconut uses Intel’s Enhanced Privacy ID for authentication and separates the management of identifying information and information needed to conduct business. Coconut is a response to industry fears that KYC demands might potentially compromise user identification,
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Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, is building a privacy-focused cryptographic payments system, but says it’s not a cryptocurrency.
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The research arm of cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX has announced that it will launch its own Bitcoin software client to compete with reference implementation and industry standard Bitcoin Core. Unveiled this week in a lengthy post discussing the merits of competing software clients, BitMEX Research said that it chose to release its own BTC client
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GMO Internet, Inc., a Japanese tech giant focused on finance, media and now cryptocurrency, announced this week that it has expanded its crypto mining business beyond ASIC miners for Bitcoin to launch a free-to-use software for mining privacy coin Zcash (ZEC) with Nvidia-based rigs. According to the announcement, the software is specifically designed for Nvidia […]
Japanese tech firm GMO is expanding its nascent cryptocurrency mining operation beyond bitcoin through the release of a software client designed to mine zcash and other Equihash-based cryptocurrencies using general-purpose GPU chips. Japanese Firm Releases Zcash Mining Software Dubbed Cryptoknocker, the software has specifically been developed for mining rigs composed of Nvidia graphics cards (GeForce
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WeWork, a shared workspace company that has continuously ridden the line between tech and real estate, is about to begin selling its first software product. The company recently announced that it will acquire Teem, a Salt Lake City-based office management software startup for $ 100 million, according to two sources provided to Wired. The six-year-old company […]
Mainstream adoption of decentralized applications (dapps) remains elusive. Most projects are still in their infancy stages and those finding early success are still mostly related to cryptocurrencies. With the exception of games like CryptoKitties, the top Ethereum dapps are still focused on crypto trading with the likes of IDEX and ForkDelta taking up the bulk of the transactions on the network.
This is partly because of how entrenched the popular conventional apps are in users’ routines.
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Cryptocurrencies are continuing to break new grounds within traditional finances. An increasing number of major firms continue to explore digital currency investment software.
E&Y’s Foray Into Cryptocurrencies
Ernst & Young has acquired a software developed by a Silicon Valley-based startup called Elevated Consciousness in order to manage investments executed in cryptocurrencies.
The software in question is called Crypto-Asset Accounting and Tax (CAAT). It was bought by Ernst & Young’s Americas Tax Innovation Foundry with the intention to facilitate their clients in investing in crypto assets. Speaking on the matter, Michael Meisler, a partner at the company said:
New academic research released by RWTH Aachen University has discovered that cryptocurrency miner CoinHive is very profitable. In fact, it’s generating over $ 250,000 worth of Monero profit every month by hi-jacking internet users’ CPUs. One of the users could have easily been you.
The research itself provides a broad overview of browser-mining activity across the Web. It reveals that Monero accounts for 75 percent of all browser-based cryptocurrency mining. The organization CoinHive is behind most of it. Thus, it is no wonder that security and investigation reporter Brain Krebs warns readers by claiming:
Multiple security firms recently identified cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive as the top malicious threat to Web users.
In a collaborative effort to test the Brave platform and its digital advertising token, the Basic Attention Token (BAT), the Dow Jones Media Group has joined up with the Brave Software team.
On April 18, 2018, the two organizations announced that they will experiment with blockchain technology in the realm of digital advertising and media publication. This entails testing the Brave browser’s digital advertising platform and its native currency, BAT, across the Dow Jones Media Group’s brands, which includes Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch.