Cryptocurrency Mining

85MW crypto mining facility in Canada now online – CoinGeek

85MW crypto mining facility in Canada now online – CoinGeek

DMG Blockchain Solution Inc., a Canadian blockchain and cryptocurrency company, has energized its new cryptocurrency mining facility in Western Canada, an area known for its abundant hydroelectric power. In a statement, DMG announced that its flagship facility will start with 60 megawatts (MW), although the facility can be expanded to 85MW. The company first revealed […]

Linux cryptocurrency miners are installing rootkits to hide themselves – ZDNet

Linux cryptocurrency miners are installing rootkits to hide themselves – ZDNet

Security researchers from Trend Micro have stumbled upon a new malware strain that mines cryptocurrency on Linux computers, but which is also different from previously seen cryptominers because it downloads a rootkit to alter the operating system’s behavior and hide the unwanted high CPU usage that usually comes with cryptocurrency mining. Currently, Trend Micro has […]

Bitcoin mining uses as much energy as mining for gold, study finds – Big Think

<iframe width=”100%” height=”150″ scrolling=”no” id=”twitter-embed-1060223697838137345″ src=”http://bigthink.com/res/community/twitter_embed/?iframe_id=twitter-embed-1060223697838137345&created_ts=1541612002.0&screen_name=NBCNews&text=BREAKING%3A+President+Trump%2C+CNN+Correspondent+Jim+Acosta+and+%40NBCNews+Correspondent+%40PeterAlexander+engage+in+tense%E2%80%A6+https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2F5xWSZ9eozE&id=1060223697838137345&name=NBC+News” frameborder=”0″ class=”rm-shortcode” data-rm-shortcode-id=”54QYBM1541718683″></iframe><p>White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested in a tweet that Acosta had become aggressive during the standoff.</p> <iframe width=”100%” height=”150″ scrolling=”no” id=”twitter-embed-1060333176252448768″ src=”http://bigthink.com/res/community/twitter_embed/?iframe_id=twitter-embed-1060333176252448768&created_ts=1541638103.0&screen_name=PressSec&text=President+Trump+believes+in+a+free+press+and+expects+and+welcomes+tough+questions+of+him+and+his+Administration.+We%E2%80%A6+https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FXxV2eSklwK&id=1060333176252448768&name=Sarah+Sanders” frameborder=”0″ class=”rm-shortcode” data-rm-shortcode-id=”FL7Z9X1541718684″></iframe><p>Later, Sanders tweeted a video of the encounter that highlights what she called “inappropriate behavior.” However, the video appears to contain […]

How to Mine DASH Cryptocurrency? – BTC Wires

How to Mine DASH Cryptocurrency? – BTC Wires

Nov 6, 2018 at 06:48 | Updated: Nov 6, 2018 at 06:48&nbspUTC By&nbspSwati Kishore Miners are always on the lookout for the right cryptocurrency that they can mine and earn good profits from. One of the cryptocurrencies that has caught the attention of the mining community is Dash. We are not the only ones talking […]

AMD reaaaally wants you to buy its new cryptocurrency mining gear – TNW

AMD reaaaally wants you to buy its new cryptocurrency mining gear – TNW

Thirsty for a piece of the action from the cryptocurrency market, it appears AMD has become the latest graphical processing unit (GPU) manufacturer to target the blockchain sector. AMD just launched a new explainer page for cryptocurrency and blockchain tech. While the page admits cryptocurrency is currently the most well-known use case of blockchain, it suggests […]

Mining Cryptocurrency Uses More Energy Than Actual Mining For Metals – Discover Magazine (blog)

Mining Cryptocurrency Uses More Energy Than Actual Mining For Metals – Discover Magazine (blog)

A bitcoin mining operation near Moscow, Russia. (Nikiforaw77/shutterstock) Mining cryptocurrency uses more energy than conventional mining of copper or platinum and at least as much as mining gold finds new research published today in the journal Nature Sustainability. The digital currencies aren’t helping climate change either, as they produce millions of tons of CO2 emissions. […]

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