bitcoin mining

New Software Fix Offers Bitcoin Miners Increased Security

Startup Braiins has released the first functioning code for a new protocol designed to fix longstanding security problems with bitcoin mining pools.

Manufacturers Mark Down Bitcoin Miners as Price Drop, Halving Change Calculus

Last month’s bitcoin price crash has prompted manufacturers to sell their mining devices at discounts as steep as 20 percent ahead of the May halving.

Binance Crypto Exchange Is Launching Its First Bitcoin Mining Pool

Binance has been offering "generous" referral bonuses for its new crypto mining pool.

HIVE Blockchain to Double Bitcoin Mining Capacity Through $2.8M Share Deal

HIVE shares have increased 10 percent since the deal to acquire a bitcoin mining farm in Canada became public.

How Bitcoin’s Price Slump Is Changing the Geography of Mining

Although China remains the leading region for bitcoin mining, the coronavirus downturn is changing the picture in other geographies.

Can Bitcoin Survive the Climate Change Revolution?

If ESG is becoming the new buzzword among impact-minded financial institutions, where does energy-intensive bitcoin fit in?

Miners Are Selling More Bitcoin Than They Are Mining

While bitcoin looks set to prolong its recent bullish moves, those responsible for making new bitcoin have increased their selling.

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Posts Second-Biggest Percentage Drop in Its History

Competition among Bitcoin miners has eased as the recent price drop thinned the herd, fresh data shows.

Ruble’s Drop Eases Pain of Lower Bitcoin Prices for Russia’s Miners

The global market meltdown has indirectly benefited Russia's bitcoin miners, even as the cryptocurrency's price tumbled along with other assets.

Price Drop Casts Pall Over Bitcoin Miners’ Equipment Upgrades

Bitcoin miners spent $500M+ over the past six months preparing for May’s “halving”. Last week’s price crash means they may wait longer for the payoff.

Why Bitcoin Mining Might Be the New Business Model for US Power Plants

South Korea gets legal recognition for crypto, New York power plant mines BTC and the end of the intranet era for enterprise blockchain?

Bitcoin’s Computing Power Is Growing Again After Coronavirus-Related Disruption

The bitcoin network’s processing power is growing again as major Chinese miner manufacturers resume shipments following coronavirus-related delays.

World’s Top Crypto Miners Race to Roll Out Top-of-Line Machines Ahead of Bitcoin Halving

Bitcoin miner manufacturers Bitmain and MicroBT are racing to bring top-of-the-line machines to market ahead of bitcoin's halving event.

Riot Blockchain Plans Sale of Crypto Exchange as It Invests More Millions in Bitcoin Mining

The Nasdaq-listed company is installing thousands of new Antminer devices from Bitmain at its Oklahoma facility.

Bitcoin Mining Unit Manufacturer MicroBT Nibbles at Bitmain’s Market Share

Bitcoin miner maker MicroBT rapidly expanded market share by selling over half a million units in 2019, chipping away at rival Bitmain's dominance.

Iran Concerns May Be Driving Trump Administration’s Talk of New Crypto Rules

Tensions with Iran may be behind U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s cryptocurrency compliance comments on Wednesday.

Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Stagnates as Coronavirus Outbreak Delays New Equipment

A key measure of competition among bitcoin miners has stagnated in the past two weeks as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts economic activity in China.

Childhood Friends Battle Over Ownership of North America’s Largest Bitcoin Mine

Four years ago, two lifelong friends turned a small investment into the largest crypto miner in North America. Now they are warring over the company's future.

Your PGP Key? Make Sure It’s Up to Date

Identity thieves now have another tool at their disposal: bitcoin hashing power.

Bitcoin’s Share of PoW Mining Rewards Now Above 80%

Rewards received by bitcoin miners form a major chunk of the salaries paid across major proof of work (PoW) blockchains, according to Yassine Elmandjra, a cryptocurrency analyst from ARK Invest.