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The digital Yuan is coming. (Source: paymentscardsandmobile)

China to soon launch its own digital currency

China was initially against cryptocurrencies, and that fact that it almost banned crypto-mining should further prove the conservative attitude. However, the impending launch of Facebook's Libra has somehow altered China's adversit...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:35:00 +0200
An infected directory showing files with a ".lilocked" extension. Image via FOSSBytes

Lilu/Lilocked ransomware has now infected thousands of Linux servers

Lilu (also known as Lilocked) is a relatively new ransomware that is specifically targeting Linux servers. The ransomware has been infecting systems since mid-July and has so far attacked at least 6700 systems. Lilu targets specif...
Sam Medley, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 22:02:00 +0200
The Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit is part of the SD 855. (Source: Qualcomm)

The Snapdragon 855 is the first mobile processor certified to be as secure as a smart card

Qualcomm has announced that its latest flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 855, is the first CPU for mobile devices to attain the Smart Card Equivalent Security Certification. This means the processor can handle applications normally con...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 26 Jun 2019 03:00:00 +0200
AT&T is currently the only U.S. wireless provider to allow Bitcoin payments for the monthly bills.

Bitcoin can now be used to pay AT&T phone bills

In an effort to improve and expand services for its clients, AT&T is now offering the possibility of using Bitcoin to pay for monthly bills. AT&T is collaborating with BitPay, as many of its clients are already suing this payment ...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 24 May 2019 22:06:00 +0200
HTC is planning a cheaper sequel to the Exodus blockchain smartphone dubbed the Exodus 1s. (Source: HTC)

HTC announces plans for the Exodus 1s, a cheaper blockchain smartphone

HTC has announced that it is currently working on the Exodus 1s, a cheaper blockchain smartphone. The device follows in the footsteps of the original Exodus flagship smartphone that is now sold out.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 12 May 2019 03:43:00 +0200
Bitmain is notorious for using its own ASIC miners to mine Bitcoin. (Source: CCN)

Bitcoin miner maker Bitmain cuts own mining hash power by 88%

It is unclear what caused the drastic drop in hash power, but several hypotheses stipulate that Bitmain may have reallocated more hash power towards AI-driven activities, or the company may have rented out most of its hash power t...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 09 May 2019 20:34:00 +0200
Visual representation of Bitcoin, US$40 million Binance theft May 2019 (Source: Getty Images)

Grand Theft Crypto: Hackers steal the equivalent of over US$40 million from Binance

Although the security breach that has just been discovered by Binance impacted the BTC hot wallet only — which contained only about 2 percent of the total BTC holdings of the exchange — the hackers managed to withdraw 7,000 BTC in...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 08 May 2019 08:52:00 +0200
Bitcoin's price has not yet been affected by this piece of news and it looks like the Chinese bans could actually prove to benefit cryptocurrencies. (Source: Hacked)

China ready to ban crypto mining

As the cryptocurrency market is slowly recovering from the drastic corrections that occurred in 2018, China is all set to outright ban all crypto mining activities due to lack of regulations and increasing energy requirements. Ins...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 10 Apr 2019 20:16:00 +0200
Bitwise's report was submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. (Source: The Daily Reckoning)

Study declares 95% of reported bitcoin trading is fake

A comprehensive study carried out by Bitwise Asset Management has come to the conclusion that the majority of reported volume in bitcoin trading is faked. Some unethical bitcoin traders are deliberately manipulating the volume to ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:57:00 +0100
Vectordash aims to bring smooth gameplay for systems that do not integrate a gaming GPU by tapping the power of unused cryptomining GPU rigs. (Source: ebay)

Vectordash looking to provide cloud gaming infrastructure through cryptomining GPUs

The game streaming infrastructure envisioned by Vectordash puts GPU-based cryptomining rigs to good use in order to bring a smooth gaming experience for computers that do not integrate dedicated gaming GPUs. The service will first...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:37:00 +0100
OneCoin has been called a get-rich-quick scheme. (Source: Bitcoin Exchange Guide)

Leader of OneCoin cryptocurrency pyramid scheme arrested by US authorities

The US Department of Justice, in conjunction with the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, has announced the arrest of Konstantin Ignatov, the so-called “leader” of the supposedly fraudulent OneCoin cryptocu...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 09 Mar 2019 03:23:00 +0100
Despite almost halved gaming GPU sales, Nvidia's revenues for 2018 turned out to be on the plus side. (Source: PCMag)

Nvidia explains disappointing RTX 2080 / 2070 sales, year-over-year gaming GPU sales down 45%

Nvidia's investors can now breathe easy, as the latest fiscal year report shows decent gains throughout 2018. Things are not looking good for gaming GPUs, though, since the report shows sales in this sector were almost halved comp...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:53:00 +0100
JPMorgan Chase will be trialing a digital currency called the JPM Coin. (Source: MarketWatch)

JPMorgan Chase embraces blockchain and creates a cryptocurrency called JPM Coin

CNBC has reported that JPMorgan Chase has developed a new cryptocurrency that will be called JPM Coin. The digital currency will apparently be used in the banking company’s “wholesale payments business.” The JPM Coin will adopt th...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:36:00 +0100
SoftBank sold the entire US$3.6 billion Nvidia stake throughout the month of January. (Source: Android Police)

Nvidia's largest investor pulls out, completes entire stake sale

Last December, the steep depreciation of Nvidia's stock complicated the company's predicament to the point where its largest investor threatened to sell its entire stake. It looks like the green team could not convince the investo...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 07 Feb 2019 20:49:00 +0100
A new report shows how Nvidia might have misinformed its investors about revenues recorded between mid-2017 – mid-2018. (Source: Bitcoin Exchange Guide)

Nvidia allegedly misinformed investors about crypto mining revenues

Latest report coming from RBC analyst Mitch Steves presents Nvidia misinforming its investors about revenues recorded during the crypto boom of 2017. We're talking about over US$1.3 billion that were not attributed to GPU sold to ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 05 Feb 2019 23:42:00 +0100
QuadrigaCX lost its founder, and more besides, recently. (Source: QuadrigaCX)

Crypto exchange reportedly loses the equivalent of US$137 million along with its founder

Gerry Cotten, the founder of QuadrigaCX, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, recently passed away at the untimely age of 30. However, the company's woes quickly escalated as it became apparent that Cotten had not left the password...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 03 Feb 2019 15:02:00 +0100
Bitcoin scammers are targeting Facebook users in comments now. (Source: Flickr)

Scammers are mimicking reputable brands on Facebook in order to steal cryptocurrency

Earlier in the year, reports of some party or parties purporting to be Elon Musk in order to bilk Twitter users out of Bitcoin surfaced online. Now, it seems that this tactic is back, in the form of Facebook comments this time. Th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 19 Dec 2018 18:57:00 +0100
Image via OnLeaks (w/ edits)

No, the Galaxy S10 will not ship with a cryptocurrency "cold wallet"

Contrary to news circulating earlier today, Samsung has confirmed that rumors of the Galaxy S10 including a cryptocurrency cold wallet are merely speculation. The rumors stem from EU trademark filings made by Samsung earlier this ...
Sam Medley, Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:51:00 +0100
Turing HubblePhone K3-XR crypto pre-order campaign starting December 13 (Source: The Dawn of HubblePhone newsletter)

The Crypto Pre-Order Campaign of the Turing HubblePhone K3-XR next-gen handset will start on December 13

Advertised as a multi-screen 5G smartphone with a professional camera and a mobile gaming console, the HubblePhone K3-XR Copernicus is supposed to arrive in about a year, but there are two more models — Cassini and Herschel — that...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:15:00 +0100
The Bitcoin bubble may not have completely burst, but it's heading in that direction. (Source: NewsBTC)

Bitcoin stays below US$4,000, approaching "capitulation moment"

Bitcoin has closed at a price of US$3,964.89 today, keeping the well-known digital currency under the US$4,000 mark. Its value actually dropped to a low of US$3,505 on November 25 but has managed to gain a little over the last few...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 30 Nov 2018 21:53:00 +0100
Bitcoin and Litecoin used to be mineable with GPUs, but lately, Ethereum became the go-to cryptocurrency for GPU miners. (Source: CCN)

Asus and Quantumcloud put your idle GPUs to good use

Even though the crypto market is at it its lowest this year, getting some cryptocurrency as passive income never hurt anyone. Asus and Quantumcloud joined forces in order to make it easier for Asus GPU owners to mine cryptocurrenc...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:29:00 +0100
Even though the AIB GPU sales saw a decline in Q3, the overall GPU market (iGPUs and mobility GPUs included) is still on a positive trend.  (Source: playkey.net)

Desktop AIB GPU sales took a 16% y-o-y dive in Q3 2018, with 19.2% decrease over Q2 2018

Jon Peddie Research informs that the GPU market is doing relatively well, even though the AIB GPU sales saw a significant decline. The overall GPU sales (including iGPUs and mobility GPUs) were up 10.64% compared to Q2 2018, and I...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 29 Nov 2018 09:54:00 +0100
Cards, cards everywhere (on eBay). (Source: HolyNerdvana)

Crypto crash may have led to deluge of second-hand GTX 1070s onto online markets

The recent 'crypto crash' may have resulted in a large-scale dumping of slightly older cards onto sites like eBay. Consequently, this may drive down the prices others with the same GPUs (e.g. gamers) can ask for their listings. In...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:42:00 +0100
The cryptocurrency market has been crashing lately. (Source: Daily Express)

Cryptocurrency crash: Leading cryptos suffer sizeable price falls

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other leading cryptocurrencies have been experiencing sharp falls in their prices in the market recently. Bitcoin in particular has suffered a terrible week that will have owners feeling nervous ab...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:03:00 +0100
Image: Gab logo w/ edits

Paypal bans alternative social media site Gab due to posts of the Pittsburgh shooter

Gab, a social media alternative to the likes of Facebook and Twitter, has come under fire yet again for posts from its users. This time, anti-Semitic posts from the Pittsburgh shooter, who shot and killed 11 people in a synagogue ...
Sam Medley, Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:50:00 +0100
AMD's GPU sector has taken a serious hit, but the CPU side is stronger than ever. (Source: Network World)

AMD's shares drop 24% after Q3 earnings report

AMD is now feeling the full hit of the GPU-based crypto mining decline that started back in Q1. Instead of a projected US$50 million downturn in GPU sales, the red team reported losses of US$150 million, thus triggering a share dr...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:20:00 +0200
The HTC Exodus 1 features a cold storage wallet. (Source: TechRadar)

HTC launches the Exodus 1 blockchain phone

HTC has launched its Exodus 1 smartphone, which features blockchain technology and a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Those interested in getting their hands on an Early Access Edition of the device can sign-up now and pay with eit...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:41:00 +0200
The HTC Exodus logo. (Source: cryptbuzz)

HTC Exodus, a blockchain-powered phone, to be released next week

The Exodus is HTC's first foray into blockchain for smartphones. The device is rumored to appeal to crypto enthusiasts and gamers, and may rival the similar Finney phone in many respects. New reports indicate that it will be relea...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:24:00 +0200
AI is increasing its market value by the year, according to new reports. (Source: nanalyze.com)

AI chip market to grow by US$34 billion in 5 years

The global AI market is expected to grow at a high annual rate between now and 2023. It will probably be driven by the need to process more and more data as time goes on. The machine learning market is also expected to grow rapidl...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 29 Sep 2018 16:53:00 +0200
Adbank is an Ethereum-based ad platform. (Source: Adbank)

Austrian national tourism body will use blockchain to protect its next ad campaign

The Austrian national tourist office (ANTO) is embracing blockchain in order to protect its upcoming advertisement investment. It is a digital campaign that ANTO will roll out in partnership with Adbank, an Ethereum-linked platfor...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 27 Sep 2018 18:18:00 +0200
Google has banned crypto mining apps from the Play Store. (Source: Google)

Google puts the kibosh on cryptocurrency apps in Play Store

Google has axed all cryptocurrency mining apps from the Google Play Store. Its updated developer policies have also banned that facilitate the sale of weapons and apps that appeal to children, but contain adult content.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 28 Jul 2018 13:18:00 +0200
AMD and Nvidia GPUs see additional price cuts of up to 18%

AMD and Nvidia GPUs see additional price cuts of up to 18%

DIY gamers should be thrilled for the latest GPU price drops, however, this also means that the overstocks may further delay the launch of the next gen models. Since the crypto market saw the sharp depreciation earlier this spring...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:50:00 +0200
Power Logic CEO Hsu Wen-feng expects increased GPU cooler shipments in the second half of 2018. (Source: DigiTimes)

New Nvidia GTX 11xx series essentially confirmed to launch in Q3 2018 as revealed by GPU cooler maker Power Logic

Nvidia may deny the imminent release of their next gen gaming GPUs all they want, however, more evidence for a Q3 2018 GTX 11xx release has recently been unveiled by Power Logic's CEO. The largest GPU air cooling provider on the m...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:09:00 +0200
BitTorrent is most likely the best peer-to-peer sharing platform available right now. (Source: Variety)

BitTorrent bought by Tron cryptocurrnecy creator

Tron's creator Justin Sun hopes to make the Internet more decentralized and in order to further this plan he just bought BitTorrent Inc. The popular peer-to-peer sharing platform combined with blockchain tech could revolutionize t...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:48:00 +0200
Image: self

Apple bans crypto-mining apps from all its platforms

Apple's App Store Review Guidelines have recently been updated with a section dedicated to cryptocurrencies. In sum, Apple's app stores (iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS) will no longer allow apps that create or generate cryptocurren...
Sam Medley, Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:30:00 +0200
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1170 and 1180: Not coming soon. (TechRadar)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 11 series not coming soon

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has been fielding some questions about the expected GeForce GTX 11 series at a Computex 2018 press conference. Reporters quizzed Huang about when the new GPUs might be released and received the reply “it’s ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 04 Jun 2018 21:46:00 +0200
Image source: VideoCardz

Nvidia may once again bundle games with video cards, starting with The Crew 2

According to a leaked Dutch ad, Nvidia will bundle a copy of The Crew 2 with the purchase of a new GeForce GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti. This move could be the harbinger of the return of a relic of the pre-crypto PC gaming world: bundl...
Sam Medley, Sat, 02 Jun 2018 06:18:00 +0200
BTC's bull support is fading yet again in the wake of federal investigations regarding price manipulation schemes. (Source: Crypto Coin Spy)

US Justice Department investigating Bitcoin price manipulation schemes

It looked like Bitcoin could finally break the 10K line after the Consensus annual event, but the US Justice Department thwarted all bullish plans, triggering a considerable devaluation. In just 5 days, Bitcoin dropped from ~US$8,...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 25 May 2018 21:02:00 +0200
Nvidia's next-generation GPU's will be based on the Turing architecture. (Source: Wccftech)

Nvidia 11xx series launching June 15, shipping from July

Nvidia is set to launch its next-generation 11xx series GPUs on June 15, according to a new report. The first cards on the market will be its own Founders Edition designs, with AIB vendors delivering their first designs starting a...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 21 May 2018 13:50:00 +0200
HoweyCoin offers a kind of security the average ICO investor will not expect. (Source: HoweyCoins)

Exciting HoweyCoin pre-ICO sale comes with a twist

A very promising new entry into the cryptocurrency world has just announced a pre-ICO sale that offers some impressive bonuses to those who sign up in time. HoweyCoin claims to combine blockchain technology with elements of the lu...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 16 May 2018 23:15:00 +0200
Nvidia's stock took a considerable plunge, and CEO Jensen Huang is now trying to dispel all the gloomy predictions for next quarter's revenues. (Source: Alamy)

Nvidia's stock plummets as GPU crypto mining death fears intensify

Even though Nvidia had record-breaking Q1 earnings, the impending doom looming over the GPU-based crypto mining endeavors is causing fear, uncertainty and doubt in the green company's investors, leading recently to a 7.85% stock f...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 16 May 2018 19:49:00 +0200
Every HTC Exodus phone will act as a separate node for a decentralized blockchain network. (Source: HTC)

HTC Exodus blockchain phone announced

Smartphone manufacturer HTC has announced the development of the HTC Exodus device, which is based on blockchain technology. According to the Taiwanese company, the Exodus will use decentralized applications (DApps) and offer a “b...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 16 May 2018 02:18:00 +0200
Is "facecoin" going to overtake bitcoin at some point? (Source: Steemit)

Facebook is experimenting with blockchain tech, may launch its own cryptocurrency

Apart from the implementation of a proprietary virtual token and the subsequent financial ecosystem, the integration of blockchain with the popular social media platform should bring improved security features like encrypted messa...
Bogdan Solca, Mon, 14 May 2018 18:47:00 +0200
Nvidia's next gen GPUs could be announced at E3 next month. (Source: JDTechGear@Youtube)

Nvidia GTX 1170 preliminary specs and performance get leaked

The GTX 1170 GPU is supposed to be powered by the same GT104 Turing 12 nm chip as GTX 1180, but it will come with lower specs that include ~1.5 GHz base clocks (1.8 GHz boost clocks), reduced CUDA core and TMU count, and slower GD...
Bogdan Solca, Sun, 13 May 2018 21:12:00 +0200
Nvidia's operating income for Q1 FY19 was US$1.295 billion. (Source: Vonguru)

Nvidia reports huge first quarter revenue growth

Nvidia has earned revenue of US$3.21 billion for the first quarter of the fiscal year for 2019. The result for the first quarter in 2018 was US$1.94 billion, which means the GPU maker has enjoyed a huge year-over-year growth of 66...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 11 May 2018 02:14:00 +0200
Finney will be available for purchase in H2 of 2018 through SRN tokens. (Source: SIRIN Labs)

World's first blockchain-connected smartphone Finney from SIRIN Labs gets detailed specs

SIRIN Labs managed to raise US$157.8 million for Finney's launch. The first ever block-chain connected smartphone will be released at some point in H2 2018, and the list of features now includes a high-end Snapdragon 845 SoC coupl...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 10 May 2018 19:11:00 +0200
Nvidia graphics cards are now almost down to MSRP (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia graphics cards are now almost down to MSRP

It's strange to be celebrating a two-year old product being "close" to its suggested retail price, but here we are. Nvidia is proudly reminding all its followers on Facebook that its GTX 10 graphics cards are now in stock at more ...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 10 May 2018 09:09:00 +0200
Buffett called bitcoin a "nonproductive asset." (Source: Worldnews)

Gates and Buffett bully bitcoin

It appears neither Bill Gates nor Warren Buffett are the greatest fans of bitcoin. Both men have been recently reported saying rather disparaging things about the famous cryptocurrency, which may have prevented bitcoin from achiev...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 08 May 2018 00:23:00 +0200
Mysterious AMD Vega 12 GPU info leaks out, plus Vega 20 AI features

Mysterious AMD Vega 12 GPU info leaks out, plus Vega 20 AI features

The codenames for the upcoming Vega 20 and Vega 12 GPUs were mentioned in the latest LLVM and Clang compiler patches. Codenamed GFX906, the Vega 20 will support native AI instructions and the patch information reveals that it will...
Bogdan Solca, Mon, 07 May 2018 20:36:00 +0200
Assets loaded on the card can be verified via smartphone through a validation app. (Source: Tangem)

Bitcoin gets physical

A Swiss technology company has started rolling out smart banknotes called Tangem Notes that offer a physical presence for cryptocurrencies. The "banknotes," which are actually plastic cards, have been launched for sale in a large ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 04 May 2018 20:52:00 +0200

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