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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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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:

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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
AI is increasing its market value by the year, according to new reports. (Source:

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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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 ...
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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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
The US$1.7 billion in funds has come from fewer than 200 investors. (Source: Bitcoin News)

Telegram cancels plans for public ICO

A report by the Wall Street Journal has stated that Telegram has scrapped plans to carry out an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for the public. Apparently, because the two coin presales that have already been carried out for private i...
Although heavy correction may wipe out many smaller players, cryptocurrency is here to stay. (Source: Bitnewstoday)

Report suggests cryptocurrency market could face 90% correction

A report from a leading investment banking firm has forecast that cryptocurrencies are heading for a 90% correction within the next 12 months that will devastate the cryptocurrency market. Many virtual currencies could be wiped ou...
The 7 nm Vega 20 GPUs could be launched in Q4 2018. (Source: AMD)

The 7 nm Vega 20 is AMD's answer to Nvidia's Volta AI GPUs

In the recently announced Q1 2018 earnings report, AMD's CEO Lisa Su mentions that the company is already testing 7 nm Radeon Instinct GPUs, which should be sampling later this year. This GPU series is most likely part of the Vega...
MSI and Gigabyte are among the biggest Taiwanese AIB suppliers on the market right now. (Source: Hardware Zone)

AMD and Nvidia graphics card prices continue to fall as demand is down 40% in April

The graphics card demand drop is certainly a serious profitability issue for the Taiwanese suppliers, but this also means that gamers can now get the graphics cards they need for prices close to the original MSRP. Crypto miners ar...
Ripple was initially released in 2012 and has a supply limit of 100 billion XRP. (Source: Express)

Get off the Bitcoin bandwagon, Ripple is on the rise

The cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) has been performing well lately and may hit a price of US$1.00 in the near future. Like many virtual currencies, it has dropped in value over the last few weeks, reaching a low of US$0.48 as recentl...
A report from the UK Treasury stated that the use of banks, not Bitcoin, was the most common money-laundering method. (Source: CCN)

Cryptocurrency news: Bitcoin not a magnet for crime, reports suggests otherwise

A department of the Quebec government has stated that Bitcoin is not a “magnet” for illicit transactions and that the widely believed perception of the cryptocurrency being mainly connected to criminal activity is erroneous. In ot...
Verge was introduced in 2014 and has the ticker symbol XVG. (Source: Engadget)

Cryptocurrency news: Cambridge Analytica's VC, Verge finds a naughty niche

The New York Times has published an article detailing Cambridge Analytica’s plans to create its own virtual currency (VC). The British consulting firm is now deeply embroiled in the Facebook data breach. In other cryptocurrency ne...

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