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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World’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Launches Ethereum Operation

The world’s largest bitcoin mining pool is preparing to expand its horizons. BTC.com, which produced 21 percent of all newly-mined BTC over the past 12 months and currently accounts for more than 16 percent of the bitcoin hashrate, announced on Thursday that it has opened an ethereum mining pool. The pool will initially support both

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Nvidia Quits Crypto Due to Low Profit, Not Because of Decline in Demand

The world’s largest graphic card and chip maker Nvidia has officially put an end to its crypto venture, with the official announcement of its CFO Colette Kress. In a statement, Kress said: “We believe we’ve reached a normal period as we’re looking forward to essentially no cryptocurrency as we move forward. Our revenue outlook had

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1 in 3 U.K. Businesses Hit by Cryptojacking in July: Study

A new study published by Citrix has suggested that approximately 30 percent of businesses in the U.K. fell victim to cryptojacking attacks in July alone, as criminals continue to push malware that secretly uses the processing power of their computers to mine cryptocurrency. The research, which was commissioned by software company Citrix, asked 750 IT

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Bitmain Releases New Crypto Mining Internet Routers for Dash and Siacoin

Bitmain has announced the launch of two internet routers that can mine Dash and Siacoin. In a tweet shared online, the company said the new miners, known as the Antrouter R3-DASH and Antrouter R3-SIA, will function as internet routers that can mine cryptocurrencies at the same time using the devices’ idle processing power. The routers

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Bitcoin Cash Lead Developer Banned From BCH Slack Channel

Bitcoin Cash lead creator Amaury Séchet has reportedly been expelled from the cryptocurrency’s Slack community following a dispute over his proposal to reduce transaction times using the “pre-consensus” framework. Prominent Bitcoin Cash promoter Roger Ver broke the news on a Reddit thread that attracted more than 800 comments. “Benevolent Dictator” of Bitcoin Cash Having been with

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AMD Expects GPU Sales to Cryptocurrency Miners to Keep Sliding

AMD has disclosed that the cryptocurrency-induced boom for sales of its GPU cards is over, for the foreseeable future. During an earnings call the Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker revealed that graphics cards sales to cryptocurrency miners declined during the quarter that ended in June. The Graphics Processing Units that AMD and its rival Nvidia make

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Crypto Mining Decline Expected to Slash GPU Prices

The recent decline in cryptocurrency mining has eroded demand for graphics cards, with card suppliers planning to slash prices to clean out their inventories. The softening market has snagged demand for ASIC mining equipment, supply chain sources have indicated. Graphics card prices are expected to fall about 20% this month, suppliers noted,  according to Digitimes.

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