New York state has passed a law which puts a moratorium on crypto mining that relies on fossil fuels. Miners that use renewable energy will still be able to continue mining in the state.
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Antminer has been teasing its new E9 cryptocurrency ASIC miner for a very long time. Today, the E9 has launched, though the final official performance numbers seem to be lower than initial claims.
Chinese cryptocurrency miners aren't fazed by the nationwide ban on the activity. The country currently contributes the second-most hash rates after the USA. Is legislation enough to curb mining?
NebuTech's NBMiner has beaten NiceHash as it becomes the first to bring 100% LHR unlock to Linux PCs. The news follows the recent 100% LHR unlock for Windows that was released by the latter.
Intel has revealed the Agilex M-Series FPGAs. The company claims they have the industry's highest memory bandwidth and DSP compute density. Cryptocurrency miners could benefit the most from these.
All "cryptocurrency transactions" are now illegal in China, ruled the country's Supreme Court. The broad nature of the ruling suggests investing or trading in crypto tokens could be criminal.
In December last year, Sapphire launched a couple of dedicated mining cards for crypto-miners. The larger among the two variants, the GPRO X080, is already 38% down in price since it launched.
Intel GPU head Raja Koduri says that the company is looking at ways and working hard to deliver millions of its upcoming Arc GPUs into the hands of gamers. New Arc wallpapers are now available.
Nvidia's upcoming budget gaming GPU, the $249 RTX 3050, could be a great graphics card for gamers. That's because early alleged Ethereum mining numbers for the GPU suggest it is pretty poor at it.
Russia's Central Bank has proposed banning cryptocurrency mining, trading, exchanging, and investments claiming that Digital Payment Tokens threaten financial stability, and citizens' wellbeing.
Alleged "4090TI" and "RX7000" have been spotted in a cryptocurrency mining pool farming Ethereum. These devices are capable of outputting over 2.5TH/s combined but are probably not real GPUs.
Google says it is working with partners to disrupt the resilient Glupteba botnet. It is also taking legal action against the suspected botnet operators to put a permanent stop to the botnet.
Testing shows Nvidia's new RTX 2060 12GB graphics card is extremely efficient at cryptocurrency mining. The GPU is producing efficiency levels of close to 400kH/J. The card can also game decently.
The Radeon RX 6600 XT may be the most power-efficient Ethereum mining GPU according to a video that shows its alleged performance. The card is apparently doing 32MH/s while sipping just 55W of power.
PNY has launched its new LX series of M.2 PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSDs, namely the LX3030 and LX2030 models. The new SSDs are designed for Chia cryptocurrency mining with very high endurance (TBW) ratings.
Chia cryptocurrency farming is not a long-term profitable venture, finds a study conducted by Backblaze. The company has run a cost-benefit analysis of the coin to reach this conclusion.
According to a new report today, prices for GPUs are finally coming down. It says that German retailers have noted a significant fall in Nvidia GeForce graphics card prices over the last two months.
A farmer from the UK has started using the waste produced from his farm's cows to mine Ethereum cryptocurrency using GPU mining rigs. What's more, the business appears to be growing.
The Chia crypto-coin has been causing shortages of storage hardware like SSDs and HDDs. Some of the SSD makers have now started to react by reducing the endurance and warranties on their products.
The Norton 360 antivirus program is getting a feature that would allow users to mine Ethereum cryptocurrency within the application itself. It also features a cloud-based coin storage wallet.
The end of 2020 saw a rise in the prices of cryptocurrencies which caused a rise in mining. However, if you are still not sure about mining then you can check out our guide to set up a mining rig.
Nvidia has announced that going forward, it will be selling variants of its RTX 30 series GPUs with lower mining has rates, in an attempt to prevent the cards from being hogged by cryptominers.
Gigabyte has launched its new Lite Hash Rate (LHR) revision for the RTX 3060. The LHR series is said to feature a new crypto-mining hash limiter different from the previous implementation.
Nvidia is reportedly preparing all-new Lite Hash Rate (LHR) series of RTX 3000 series GPUs. This means we may be getting new RTX 30 series card versions all the way from the RTX 3080 down to the 3060.
Alleged pictures and specifications of the ASUS variant of Nvidia's CMP 30HX mining card have leaked. The card is reportedly priced at an astounding $799 and Nvidia may be responsible for it.
Nvidia launched the RTX 3060 desktop graphics card with an algorithm to slow the Ethereum mining performance, but now it seems to be removing those limits with a new GeForce driver.
Mozilla has announced that it's working to implement protections against fingerprinting and cryptocurrency mining scripts in Firefox. These features can now be tested in Nightly and Beta builds.
A new strand of malware targeting Linux has been discovered, and it will attempt to mine the Monero cryptocurrency, in addition to gaining root access and potentially stealing your password.
Google no longer allows apps that mine cryptocurrency or serve disruptive ads to users, among other banned content on the Play Store as reflected in an update to its developer policies.
Kraken crypto exchange CEO, Jesse Powell, has stated that he believes that the cryptocurrencies will achieve a valuation of $1 trillion this year. In January, bitcoin lost more than half its value.
Nvidia reported its fourth-quarter earnings, showing massive growth thanks to the boom in cryptocurrency mining, and the huge success Nintendo continues to have with the Switch console.
The popularity of cryptocurrencies has been rising at a feverish pace. While it takes quite a bit of resources to mine, it looks like others are turning to less reputable ways to mine the currency.
Nvidia is recommending retailers not approve bulk sales of GPUs, with a limit per customer in a bid to make them more accessible to gamers. High demand from miners has resulted in acute shortages.
Opera has now bundled a new anti-mining feature into its ad-blocker which will stop websites from using your computer to mine cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin without your knowledge.
A newly discovered malware for Android is a jack of all trades when it comes to malicious activity. But its crypto-mining capability should be of most concern given the hardware strain it imposes.
An image of a cryptocurrency mining rig in the boot of a Model S was posted online. Tesla offers free unlimited electricity at its Supercharger units, so would it be feasible to mine from the car?
Websites stealthily using the CPU resources of visitors could be a much larger problem than expected, with a report suggesting as many as 500 million PCs visit sites that use such tools.