Category: News

Bitmain Fights Rumors by Launching New ASIC Chip

As Bitmain’s IPO date approaches, negative news involving the company could add up. The CEO of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, countered the pessimism by launching a brand new “algorithm acceleration chip.” Bitmain’s Anonymous Detractors After the news that Bitmain’s earnings over the course of Q2 didn’t turn out according to plan, someone who claims to be an insider […]

California’s Campaign Watchdog Bans Political Donations with Bitcoin

The Fair Political Practices Commission, California’s campaign watchdog arm, has voted 3-1 to ban political donations with any cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, because of transparency issues. The vote follows similar decisions made by other states in the country such as South Carolina. Others, like Colorado and Montana, allow cryptocurrency donations with restrictions. In May 2014, the Federal Elections […]

Bitmain Unveils Next-Generation ASIC Chip to Be Integrated into New Antminer Machines

Bitcoin (BTC) mining behemoth Bitmain has unveiled its next-generation ASIC chip soon to be used in the firm’s new “Antminer” crypto mining machines, Reuters reports September 21. An Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chip is a piece of tailored mining hardware geared to mine cryptocurrency based on a specific hashing algorithm. Bitmain CEO and co-founder Jihan […]

Ripple (XRP) Unseats Ethereum As Second Largest Cryptocurrency

A sea of green could be observed through the entire cryptocurrency market as it gained upwards of $20 billion overnight. Ripple (XRP) is amid the forerunners of today’s rally, marking an increase of more than 45 percent for the day. Ripple to Lead the Parade At the time of writing this, XRP 00 is the best […]

Alibaba’s Ant Financial to Launch Blockchain Backend-as-a-Service Platform

Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is launching a blockchain BaaS (Backend-as-a-Service) platform, local news outlet China Money Network reports September 21. The announcement was reportedly made by Ant Financial vice president Jiang Guoefei at the Ant Technology Exploration Conference (ATEC) in Hangzhou yesterday. The new BaaS platform is being launched […]

Bitfury Launches New Generation of ASIC-Based Bitcoin Mining Hardware

Bitcoin (BTC) mining software manufacturer Bitfury Group has launched a new generation of its BTC mining hardware based on its Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chip Bitfury Clarke, according to an announcement published September 19. An ASIC chip is a piece of mining hardware geared to mine digital currency based on a specific hashing algorithm. An […]

Europol: Terrorists Still Use Banks, Fail To Abuse Cryptocurrencies

A new assessment by Europol this week reveals a growing schism between the use of cryptocurrencies by terrorists and other criminals. No European Terrorist Attacks Leveraged Crypto Funds In its Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), the organization highlights that while the use of Bitcoin in particular by cybercriminals is growing, terrorists still prefer conventional […]