empty blocks

The Reason Why Bitcoin Miners Dedicate Time to Mining Empty Blocks

Bitcoin mining is an intriguing subject that can sometimes be overwhelming to understand at first without some research. One particular subject concerning the topic...
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Mining Pool BTC.com Finds Accidental 80 BTC Fee – Offers a Refund

On July 7th the mining pool BTC.com mined a block that contained a transaction with an 80 BTC fee attached. BTC.com believes the fee...
exahash

The Bitcoin Network’s Hashrate Now Exceeds Six Exahash

Last May Bitcoin.com reported on how the Bitcoin network’s hashrate surpassed four exahash per second. Just two months later on July 1st, the hashrate...
Asus and Nvidia Announce Purpose-Built Cryptocurrency Mining GPUs

Asus and Nvidia Announce Purpose-Built Cryptocurrency Mining GPUs

Leading graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturers Asus and Nvidia have announced the release of new GPUs targeting the cryptocurrency mining market. Also Read: Sapphire Technology...
Sapphire Technology Announce Production of Graphics Cards Designed Solely for Cryptocurrency Mining

Sapphire Technology Announce Production of Graphics Cards Designed Solely for Cryptocurrency Mining

Computer hardware company, Sapphire Technology, have announced that they will be releasing a line of headless graphics cards marketed towards cryptocurrency miners, as opposed...
Russian GPU Prices Spike, Miners Turn to International Markets for Graphics Cards

Russian GPU Prices Spike, Miners Turn to International Markets for Graphics Cards

An increasing number of Russian nationals living abroad are generating an income through reselling graphics cards to Russian cryptocurrency miners, following a dramatic GPU...
Hackers Use NSA Exploit to Mine Monero Using Victims' Computers

Hackers Use NSA Exploit to Mine Monero Using Victims’ Computers

Reports have surfaced detailing a malware trojan that uses an NSA hacking tool to infect Windows computers with a cryptocurrency mining bug. The virus...
Unicode Consortium

Unicode Consortium Adds Official Bitcoin “B” Symbol

On June 20 the Unicode Consortium revealed new version 10.0. They finally added the bitcoin symbol to their code. Now users can type the...
GPU Shortage Intensifies as Cryptocurrency Mining Offers up to Twice the Average Russian Monthly Wage

GPU Shortage Intensifies as Cryptocurrency Mining Offers up to Twice the Average Russian Monthly...

European consumers in general and especially russian consumers have faced massive graphics card shortages following a dramatic increase in demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware. With...
Signaling

70 Percent of the Bitcoin Hashrate Begins Signaling Segwit2x

On June 16 the alpha code for the scaling solution Segwit2x was released to the public following a large number of mining pools having...

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