The post Bitmain Antminer R4 Review – Mine Bitcoins at Home appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Probably one of the most asked questions regarding Bitcoin mining in the past few years was “Is Bitcoin mining profitable?” In 99% of the cases the answer is no, since competition is too fierce and in order to mine profitably […]
A new proposal could make it easier for bitcoin exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change are slowing advances.
Once upon a time, at the beginning of Bitcoin’s history, it was possible to mine bitcoin at home using a PC’s CPU. Later, miners had to switch to GPUs, then to ASICs and then to more and more sophisticated bitcoin mining equipment. Today, most mining is done in specialized mining farms, operated by a few […]
The dark web has started to embrace Monero, a privacy-conscious alternative to Bitcoin. First, the operators of SIGAINT, a commonly used dark web email provider, decided to host a full node for Monero light wallets. Then, an eight-month-old darknet market called Oasis decided to allow vendors to accept Monero. Finally, Alphabay, the largest darknet market […]
Chronicled, a blockchain startup headquartered in San Francisco, has introduced an Ethereum blockchain-based physical asset verification platform that enables companies and manufacturers to register and verify physical items in an irrefutable and decentralized network. Chip companies, physical IP creators and manufacturers can authenticate embedded Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communication (NFC) chips on […]
One ambitious bitcoin company is seeking to make mining a hobbyist activity again.
Want to be a cyborg? Dangerous Things, a biohacking company, has developed a near-field communication (NFC) compliant chip that allows people to implant cryptographic keys under their skin, as reported by Motherboard. The chip is scheduled for release next year. Benefits Versus Privacy Implantable chips are good for people who have trouble holding onto their keys, […]
The price of classic ether plunged against several currencies over the last week amid concerns of waning market enthusiasm.
So the weekend has pretty much arrived, but we’ve still got the close of the US session ahead of us, and an evening’s worth of trading to see if we can close out the week on top of the market. It’s been a pretty rough week, and the markets have been pretty volatile. Normally, this […]
CoinDesk explores how the ethereum hard fork affected sentiment regarding bitcoin’s long-raging block size debate.