Month: September 2018

Coinnest Executives Indicted for Accepting Bribe for Coin Listing

The Seoul Southern District Public Prosecutors’ Office has reportedly indicted two executives of South Korean crypto exchange Coinnest for accepting a bribe in exchange for listing a cryptocurrency. According to local media, they received 1 billion won (~US$890,000) worth of cryptocurrencies – mostly BTC. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals …

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Markets Update: Despite Negative Headlines – Crypto-Prices Continue to Rise

A few days ago digital asset markets saw some good gains pushing the entire crypto-economy up past $229 billion. Both bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC) had nice percentage spikes with BCH up 13 percent, and BTC up 3.5 percent over the last week. However, the biggest gainer this week was ripple (XRP) jumping …

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto-Idealism Is the Future That Crypto-Statists Need to Defame

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 10, Part 5 Crypto-Idealism is the Future that Crypto-Statists Need to Defame by Wendy McElroy [A]ll those who used their knowledge in a bid to enact social change saw cryptography as a tool to enhance individual privacy and to shift power …

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Bitmain Announces Next-Generation Antminer Equipped With 7nm Chip

At the World Digital Mining Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia the blockchain firm and mining manufacturer, Bitmain Technologies, announced a new Antminer will be launched soon equipped with 7nm semiconductor technology. The firm’s CEO Jihan Wu reported that Bitmain’s next-generation ASIC BM1391 Finfet chip integrates more than a billion transistors for optimal SHA256 mining performance. Also Read: Japanese …

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Bitcoin Mining Uses a Lot Less Energy Than Mining Gold

Bitcoin mining is a power-intensive process. However, mining gold apparently requires twenty times more energy in comparison. This is according to Long Hash. However, it is the bitcoin mining power consumption that has led environmentalists to spiral into moral panic. The industry particularly drew significant attention from the masses after the bitcoin price explosion that …

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What Is Minergate? | Making Mining from Your Laptop Possible Again

It’s been three years since the minds behind the Minergate platform saw the need to level the mining playing field by providing PC users with the ability to combine their CPU power to mine cryptocurrencies. These cooperative mining pools make it possible for individuals to mine cryptocurrencies profitably in a time when large multimillion dollar …

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