Inside Ethereum’s Plan To Reduce Energy Consumption by 99%

Ethereum intends to move to proof-of-stake in the future. Making a move to POS will supposedly cut the energy consumed by a hundredfold, or around 99%. There have been repeated claims that cryptocurrency uses too much energy and is therefore inefficient and environmentally unfriendly. Some reports find that mining cryptocurrency uses more energy than gold

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Bitcoin Private Denies Fraud Allegations and Calls for Halt to BTCP Trading

Bitcoin Private has confirmed the allegations made by CoinMetrics, reported by CCN yesterday. Calling them “mathemetically accurate,” the development team says that no one on their team knows where the extra coins wound up. Again, CoinMetrics stated that at least 300,000 of them had already been moved through exchanges. Due to the low take-up by

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Razer Wants Gamers to Mine Cryptocurrency Using their Idle GPUs — But You Probably Shouldn’t

Gamers invest considerable sums in the GPU chips that power their computers. However, even the most hardcore “Fortnite” player will leave his or her gaming rig on idle for a significant chunk of each day while they go to work, attend school, or — at the very least — sleep. Hardware manufacturer Razer says that

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Why Bitcoin Cash Was Never Going to Lose the Hash War With SV

The cryptocurrency community expected a tight hash power battle between Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Cash (SV) on November 15. But, with a decisive win and an anti-climactic result, BCH came out the winner. Bitcoin.com, a company owned by Roger Ver, saw its hash rate spike to 4 exahash, easily surpassing the entire computing power

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Ethereum GPU Mining Profitability Has Declined Dramatically: New Research

New data released by global trading and technology firm Susquehanna has revealed that the profit per month earned for mining Ethereum using a GPU mining rig has fallen as far as zero in November, down from about $150 in summer 2017. The data indicates that in addition to the dominance of more efficient ASIC miners which dominate

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5 Arrested in South Korea For Injecting Crypto Mining Malware in 6,000 PCs

Five men in South Korea were arrested on Thursday for illicitly injecting crypto mining malware into more than 6,000 computers. Local police and the Korean National Police Agency Cyber Bureau said in an official statement that a group of five hackers led by a 24-year-old Kim Amu-gae released 32,435 emails containing cryptocurrency mining malware targeting

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Crypto Mining Giant BitFury Raises $80 Million in Private Placement

BitFury, a crypto mining company, has announced the closing of a private placement investment of $80 million, bringing the total funds raised by the firm to $170 million since its Series A round in 2014. The round, according to an official press release, was led by a Paris-based venture capital firm Korelya Capital. Mike Novogratz’s

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Japanese Tech Firm GMO Releases ‘Free’ Zcash Mining Software

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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Cryptojacking is up 459% in 2018, and it’s the NSA’s Fault

A report from the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) indicates a massive 459% increase in the rate of illegal cryptojacking, through which hackers hijack computer processing power to mine cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and monero. As CCN recently reported, the Indian government was recently targeted in a cyberattack which hijacked processing power from government website servers to

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Cryptojacking: Attackers Hijack Indian Government Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers stole the processing power of several Indian government websites to mine cryptocurrencies, researchers found. Citizen portals such as that of the municipal administration of Andhra Pradesh (AP), Tirupati Municipal Corporation and Macherla municipality are among the hundreds of Indian websites that are found to be infected by cryptojacking malware. Cryptojacking, as the term indicates,

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