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  • Mixed Mining Arts? UFC Website Removes Malicious Crypto Code

    A subscription streaming site owned by mixed martial-arts powerhouse Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is at the center of the latest controversy around clandestine, browser-based cryptocurrency mining.

    Subsequent to publication, Coinhive emailed CoinDesk to say that since none of the screenshots included the site key, it couldn't give any information on how much had been mined or if it had happened. "For what it's worth, we didn't notice any new 'top user' in our internal site wide dashboard. So the miner was either removed quickly again or didn't affect a lot of endusers," the company wrote in a statement.

  • Old Electronics: Mining, Instead of Retiring

    While shiny new rigs provide unprecedented hashing power, Samsung has started a drive to salvage older devices and make them secure blockchain networks.

    Older electronics has its place in the industry of mining- it is not just the latest-model rigs with high hashing power. Samsung has started a drive to find applications for devices a few years old, which could support coins with the right algorithm. 

    Originally published at cryptovest.com

     

  • AMD Shares Fall as Morgan Stanley Thinks Crypto Mining Will Decrease Next Year

    The share price of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) dropped after Morgan Stanley 

    However, it seems that the chipmaker is calm about the situation.

  • Is Cloud Mining Dead? Meet the Alternatives.

    Cloud Mining is losing popularity in the cryptosphere. Meet three alternatives that are giving cloud mining companies a run for their money!

    CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING LANDSCAPE & CLOUD MINING

    The introduction of ASICs has changed the mining industry and has priced out regular users who can’t access large mining facilities and specialized hardware. This change has led to a centralized ecosystem where mining can only be performed by certain companies, many of which are hedging their risk by selling mining power to users in the cryptosphere.

    What’s more is that by buying hash rate in a certain currency, one is also betting on the currency itself, given that a change in difficulty or price will have a great impact on the profitability of the contract.

  • Bitcoin Mining Looks Ready to Fall Under Russian Regulations

    A few months ago, the talk was that Russia was actually looking to subsidize mining costs. However, that seems to have been a ploy to perhaps gain control over miners and get them to register with the government for more than just protection from money laundering.

  • Everything you need to know about Bitcoin mining.

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    How Bitcoin Mining Works

    Where do bitcoins come from? With paper money, a government decides when to print and distribute money. Bitcoin doesn't have a central government.

    With Bitcoin, miners use special software to solve math problems and are issued a certain number of bitcoins in exchange. This provides a smart way to issue the currency and also creates an incentive for more people to mine.

    Bitcoin mining is intentionally designed to be resource-intensive and difficult so that the number of blocks found each day by miners remains steady. Individual blocks must contain a proof of work to be considered valid. This proof of work is verified by other Bitcoin nodes each time they receive a block.

  • Software's are good now for Monero mining & Some useful Monero mining pools.

    Software for Monero mining

    Monero, a fungibility and privacy centered currency, has been gaining significant traction in dark net markets around the globe. Considering that its value has passed the 40$ mark, you might be wondering how to best mine the currency.

    Here are some of the best software to do CPU or GPU Mining with Windows 10.

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  • Best hardware for Monero Mining 2017

    Monero does not have any ASIC mining hardware, so you’re left with the option of mining with CPUs and GPUs. More specifically, Monero’s mining algorithm makes use of a type of Proof of Work (PoW) called CryptoNight, which was designed to be effective for the computer hardware of casual users.

  • 5 Easy Ways To Block Cryptocurrency Mining In Your Web Browser

    Cryptocurrencies are digital or virtual currencies that make use of encryption for security. As they are anonymous and decentralized in nature, one can use them for making payments that can’t be tracked by governments. As crypto-mining has gained popularity, the website owners are now using cryptocurrency mining scripts to use the CPU power of the visitors for earning profits. This has also inspired some developers to come up with methods to block cryptocurrency mining in the web browser via different methods.

  • Popular Zcash mining pools

    For many of us who don’t have a huge mining farm at our disposal our best chance to get some Zcash will be to join a pool.