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Inside Nvidia’s Difficult Relationship With Mining

On Feb. 14, California-headquartered gaming and computer hardware manufacturer Nvidia reported full-year revenue gains in 2018, despite being one of the companies worst hit by the cryptocurrency market dip and subsequent lack of demand for mining components. The firm’s main products include graphics processing units (GPU), among others, which became widely purchased by miners during…

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Bitcoin Price Yet To Bottom Out, Says Crypto Hedge Fund Manager

Alex Sunnarborg of Tetras Capital says that Bitcoin has bottomed out yet. The hedge fund manager also believes that the cryptocurrency industry needs a comprehensive cleanup to remove ‘bad actors’ and enhance mainstream investor confidence in the fledgling market. Bitcoin Price Yet to Bottom Out Since falling from an all-time high of $19,700 in mid-December…

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Ethereum Mining Pool Receives Mysterious $300K Blockchain Payout

Ethereum mining pool Sparkpool received a payout of over 2,000 ETH (worth $300,000) just for mining one block on the ethereum blockchain Tuesday – a figure that’s about 600 times the network’s standard block reward. Miners who secure blocks are programmed to be awarded 3 ETH (about $500) for every new transaction block added to…

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Crypto Startup TrueDigital Hires CEO from World’s Largest Hedge Fund

A blockchain upstart is getting a new CEO from the world’s largest hedge fund. New York’s trueDigital, which was founded last March, has hired Thomas Kim away from Bridgewater Associates to be its chief executive. Notably, trueDigital is the firm that built a blockchain payments system for Signature Bank. While JPMorgan stole headlines last week for its…

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Bitcoin Price Eyes $4000 As USD LocalBitcoins Trading Volume Quadruples

The US has experienced its largest jump in bitcoin volume over the past week on LocalBitcoins. Over $31.5M worth of BTC was traded on the platform as bitcoin price looks set to test the $4000 resistance level next.  ATH USD Trading Volume on LocalBitcoins Data from Coin Dance shows that USD trading volume on the popular over-the-counter…

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Iota Foundation Partners With Incubator Nova to Fund Startups Using Blockchain

The Iota Foundation, the company behind the cryptocurrency Iota (MIOTA), announced its partnership with startup incubator Nova through a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 18. According to the release, the partnership aims to fund new startups employing Iota’s platform through the “Iota Cofoundery” program on Nova’s website, which focuses on the early stages…

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Bitmain Announces New, More Efficient 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

Bitmain Technologies has announced a new 7-nanometer bitcoin mining processor that it says offers new levels of energy efficiency. The new ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit), called the BM1397, is said to provide improvements in performance, chip size and energy efficiency for mining proof-of-work cryptocurrencies based on the SHA256 algorithm, such as bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin…

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Craig Wright Claims to Be Satoshi in Critical Response to CFTC on Ethereum

NChain chief scientist Craig Wright has criticized ethereum to a top U.S. regulator, while again claiming to be bitcoin’s pseudonymous inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto. In a response to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) request for input on crypto asset mechanics and markets, the Australian entrepreneur briefly set out his case that he is Nakamoto…

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