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GPU Prices Dip in Chinese Market Due to Cryptomining Ban

Sodar, 22 June 2021, 18:15

Some GPUs already cost less, but the biggest reductions are noted in China, where the prices of selected models are even 45% lower. Let's hope it is not a temporary tendency.

Iran Bans Crypto Mining Due to Power Shortages

Sodar, 27 May 2021, 13:56

Iran is taking strong measures against crypto mining. By introducing a temporary ban, the local authorities are trying to prevent excessive energy consumption caused mainly by unregistered farms mining BTC, among other things.

China to Ban Crypto Mining? BTC Exchange Rate Dips

Angelika Kaldus, 25 May 2021, 11:55

Bitcoin mining in China may be restricted or banned - the value of BTC is dipping.

Chia Cryptocurrency Eats SSDs, but Remains Popular

Przemyslaw Dygas, 24 May 2021, 17:04

Chia is eating up SSDs at an alarming rate, but this does not discourage its miners. The popularity of the new cryptocurrency is growing all the time.

Important Changes in Mining Ethereum Give Hope to Players

Sodar, 20 May 2021, 17:06

Big changes coming to one of the major cryptocurrencies - ETH. You can even risk calling these updates a small revolution. Is it possible that the twilight of crypto mining as we know it today is coming?

Chia Cryptocurrency Can Damage SSDs in the Span of Few Weeks

Nicek, 12 May 2021, 20:32

It turns out that the increasingly popular Chia cryptocurrency does not only affect the availability and prices increase of SSDs. First information about the increased failure rate of SSD media, which wear out very quickly during the mining proces, appeared on the web.

Dogecoin Drops; Elon Musk Will Re-launch It to the Moon

Angelika Kaldus, 10 May 2021, 17:58

Elon Musk joked on Saturday Night Live that Dogecoin is a scam. The stock price plummeted. Now SpaceX will send a satellite to the moon and pay for it in Dogecoin.

Dogecoin Is Worth More Than Activision Blizzard and Twitter

Bart Swiatek, 05 May 2021, 15:14

Thanks to recent price increases, capialization of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency reached nearly $87.7 billion. This means that it has a higher market value than companies like Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, Ford and Twitter.

Nvidia to Refresh Entire RTX 3000 Line Because Cryptocurrencies

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 April 2021, 15:27

According to unofficial reports, Nvidia is preparing to refresh the entire GeForce RTX 3000 series. Apparently, crypto miners have contributed to the release of the new revision of all Ampere GPUs. What changes can we expect?

Russian Man Arrested in US for Laundering $336 Million in Bitcoin

Angelika Kaldus, 29 April 2021, 14:41

Roman Sterlingov allegedly laundered 1.2 million BTC, worth nearly $336 million. He was arrested in Los Angeles after 10 years of operating the Bitcoin Fog mixing service.

This Dedicated Crypto Mining Rig Gives Hope to Gamers Without GPUs

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 April 2021, 19:42

Bitmain is preparing another hardware for crypto miners. The Antminer E9 is expected to provide Ethereum yield equal to 32 units of the GeForce RTX 3080.

HDDs at Record High Prices in Asia

Przemyslaw Dygas, 26 April 2021, 14:15

HDD prices in China and Japan have even increased by more than 60%. The reason for the problems is the Chia cryptocurrency, which has sparked interest in this type of components.

Cryptocurrency Exchange CEO Flees With $2 Billion

Bartlomiej Sagan, 26 April 2021, 13:17

When it comes to stealing, there are sums worth taking risks for. This was probably the motto of the CEO of Thodex, a Turkish cryptocurrency trading platform, who fled to Albania after misappropriating $2 billion belonging to the investors.

New Cryptocurrency Could Cause More PC Component Shortages

Przemyslaw Dygas, 20 April 2021, 23:04

It turns out that the new cryptocurrency known as Chia may affect the availability and increase prices of other PC components. This time it would affect HDDs and SSDs.

Radeon RX 580 Recall Frauds Reported in China

Przemyslaw Dygas, 15 April 2021, 20:57

Chinese retailers have started scamming customers for AMD Radeon RX 580 GPUs, all due to their desire to make money from crypto mining.

Elon Musk Wants Dogecoin on the Moon, Literally

Sodar, 02 April 2021, 12:07

Elon Musk came up with the idea to put the Dogecoin cryptocurrency on our natural satellite. He published such information on Twitter, and the price of DOGE immediately went through the roof.

Nvidia Prepares a Crypto Mining GPU to Dethrone RTX 3090

Sodar, 23 March 2021, 14:14

According to leaks, Nvidia is working on the most powerful crypto mining device in history. The powerful chip A100 may be the heart of the 220HX, a card intended aimed specifically at miners.

Hacker Steals Almost $6 Million in Crypto Tokens

Sodar, 19 March 2021, 14:42

Cryptocurrency website Roll fell victim to a hacker attack. Cybercriminals cracked passwords and stole the equivalent of $5.7 million in Ethereum-based tokens.

AMD Will Not Restrict Crypto Mining on Radeons

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 March 2021, 14:16

AMD's Nish Neelalojanan confirmed that Radeons will not have limitations that would slow down Ethereum mining. Company's production manager believes that the very architecture of the new cards makes them a poor proposition for crypto miners.

Nvidia Accidentaly Removed Anti-mining Limiter in RTX 3060

Bartlomiej Sagan, 16 March 2021, 14:11

The performance limiter on cryptomining implemented in GeForce RTX 3060 was supposed to remedy the dire situation with the card's availability on the market. However, the safeguards have accidentally been removed in driver code.

Bill Gates Warns: Bitcoin Mining Will Affect Climate Change

Bartlomiej Sagan, 10 March 2021, 13:40

It's been almost six months since the next cryptocurrency boom began. Bill Gates warns that mining BTC and similar digital money will have a negative impact on the climate.

New Radeons Will Mine Crypto, AMD Follows Nvidia

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 March 2021, 14:41

More clues have emerged about AMD's plans for cryptocurrencies. The company is allegedly preparing new GPU model designed for miners.

Chinese Troll Scares the Internet Claiming PS5 Mines Ethereum (It Doesn't)

Paul Musiolik, 01 March 2021, 17:00

The news that the PS5 is able to mine Ethereum was proven to be false. The prankster from China responsible for the rumor was quickly found. But not before scaring the living daylights out of a lot of people.

Bill Gates: Don't Buy Bitcoin, If You Don't Have Musk's Money

Bart Swiatek, 01 March 2021, 11:23

Billionaire Bill Gates addressed the issue of cryptocurrencies in a recent TV interview. In his opinion, people with less money than Elon Musk should be careful when investing in similar means of payment.

RTX 2080 Ti Up to 20% Slower After Cryptomining

Evil96, 25 February 2021, 16:04

After a year and a half of cryptomining, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti can be up to 20% weaker than the new card. What are the reasons for the reduced performance?

RTX 3060 Launches in 3 Days, But You Can Already Buy Second-hand Options

Sodar, 22 February 2021, 16:15

There are a few days left until RTX 3060 cards appear in stores, meanwhile, you can already buy them from second hand. Are these offers from disappointed would-be cryptominers?

Tesla's Bitcoin Deal Earned it More Money Than Yearly Car Sales

Bart Swiatek, 22 February 2021, 14:21

Tesla's recent investment in Bitcoin has proven to be very profitable for Elon Musk's corporation. Thanks to the virtual coin's rise in value, the company made over $900 million in just three weeks.

RTX 3060 Not for Cryptominers; Nvidia to Release Dedicated Mining GPUs

Sodar, 19 February 2021, 13:47

The GeForce RTX 3060 will hit stores soon. Some have already received the card for testing, including those interested in cryptomining. For the latter, however, the new GPU contains some not-so-pleasant surprises.

Bitcoin Goes Over $50k

Capitalny, 17 February 2021, 11:00

BTC has crossed the $50,000 barrier for the first time, achiving a new record. Companies such as Tesla and BNY Mellon, which are increasingly showing interest in this market, may have significantly contributed to this situation.

Internet Cafe Becomes a Dedicated Cryptomine for Better Profit

Bart Swiatek, 16 February 2021, 15:17

One of Taiwan's internet cafes has was rearranged as cryptocurrency mine. According to the company, this type of business is more profitable.

$100 Million Worth of Crypto Stolen From Celebrities

Sodar, 14 February 2021, 16:45

Ten people have been arrested in connection with the theft of $100 million in cryptocurrencies. The criminals used a method called SIM-swap, which means taking over a victim's phone number to withdraw funds from their bank account.

Mastercard and Uber Plan to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Bart Swiatek, 12 February 2021, 13:51

Mastercard will soon allow customers to pay in cryptocurrencies. The transportation company Uber may also make a similar decision.

Bitcoin Miners Consume More Energy Than Argentina

Sodar, 11 February 2021, 14:31

BTC mining consumes more and more electricity. The total yearly power consumption of miners already exceeds figures associated with entire countries, such as Argentina, for example.

Cryptominers Got GeForce RTX 3060, Despite Launch Scheduled for February 25

Paul Musiolik, 09 February 2021, 12:57

Nvidia is planning to release the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB cards in late February, and cryptominers are already bragging about having them. Expect some serious availability issues.

Tesla Boosts Bitcoin Exchange Rate to Nearly $50k per Piece

Bart Swiatek, 09 February 2021, 11:45

Elon Musk's Tesla spent $1.5 billion to buy the world's most popular cryptocurrency - Bitcoin. As a result, the virtual coin's exchange rate shot up to a record high of $47 Thousand.

Police Seize Over $60 Million in Bitcoin, Have no Password

Sodar, 08 February 2021, 13:13

This time, the password to a crypto wallet was forgotten - the fraudster who was convicted of cryptojacking does not want to reveal it. Investigators have failed to gain access despite multiple attempts, and the convicted man is not cooperating.

Chinese Use Laptops With RTX 3000 to Mine Crypto

Paul Musiolik, 07 February 2021, 17:47

Another segment of PC hardware could be affected by cryptocurrency boom. In China, miners have taken to buying up laptops with RTX 3000 cards en masse to mine Ethereum.

Bitcoin Regains Popularity and Sets Historic Record

Capitalny, 05 February 2021, 16:53

January turned out to be the month when more than 22.3 million unique addresses on the Bitcoin network were used to receive or send the most important cryptocurrency. It's a new record.

Dogecoin Shoots for the Moon Thanks to Elon Musk and Reddit

Adamson, 02 February 2021, 14:12

The value of memetic cryptocurrency Dogecoin has grown by a thousand percent at its peak, all thanks to a campaign by Reddit users and tweets by Elon Musk pushed Dogecoin for top spot among cryptocurrencies according to their market capitalization.

We Know the Reason for GPU Shortages

Paul Musiolik, 21 January 2021, 20:45

Why can't we buy graphics cards? Igor Wallossek, well-known hardware guru, investigated the matter and has reached some interesting conclusions.

Manufacturers Prepare RTX 3000 Models for Cryptominers

Bartlomiej Sagan, 20 January 2021, 20:54

Poor availability of GPUs from the Ampere family makes it difficult for both gamers and cryptocurrency enthusiasts to buy a new GPU. However, recent reports indicate that an alternative will emerge for the latter group.

Bitcoin Will Reach the Million Dollar Mark?

Bartlomiej Sagan, 19 January 2021, 19:02

Apart from the pandemic, the year 2020 has also brought another boom for cryptocurrencies. According to an expert, the most popular one among them, bitcoin, may reach a value of up to a million dollars a piece within a few years.

Cryptominers in Iran Cause Power Shortages and Smog

Sodar, 15 January 2021, 13:11

Power shortages, darkness, lots of smoke and... cryptocurrencies. Cryptomining has become very popular in Iran, resulting in the aformentioned effects, and stems from the coutry's rather specific situation.

Crypto Responsible for RTX 3000 and RX 6000 Shortages? Nvidia and AMD Respond

Sodar, 14 January 2021, 18:29

The new GPUs offer much better performance than the previous generation, only unfortunately it's hard to experience that in person. Both the new RTX 3000 and Radeon RX 6000 are hard to find in stores. How do their manufacturers explain this fact?

Crypto Mining Rig With 78 RTX 3080 GPUs Will Brake Even in 7 Months

Bart Swiatek, 12 January 2021, 13:06

Photos of a rig built to „mine” cryptocurrency known as Ethereum have appeared in the web. Owned by Simon Byrne, the setup is equipped with 78 GeForce RTX 3080 cards.

Elon Musk Believes We'll Pay in Cryptocurrencies on Mars

Bart Swiatek, 31 December 2020, 18:30

Billionaire Elon Musk recently stated on Twitter that the economy on Mars will be based on a cryptocurrency called Marscoin. This is not the first time that an inventor has spoken about cryptocurrencies.

Crypto Miners May be Responsible for RTX 3000 Shortages

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 November 2020, 19:06

RTX 3000 family GPUs remain unavailable in stores not only because of production problems. According to analyst Mitch Steves, Nvidia sold $175 million worth of chipsets to cryptocurrency miners.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 May Bring Back Cryptocurrency Boom

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 15:56

A rumor has surfaced on the web suggesting that the Radeon RX 6800 GPU can offer much better performance in cryptocurrency mining than Nvidia's top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 3090.

Browser Earned Money Without Users Knowing

mikos, 08 June 2020, 11:56

The Brave web browser generated money by swapping links typed in by users with its own.

Last Week in Gaming – Catch up With all the Important News (March 9-15)

Mathias Zulpo, 16 March 2020, 11:33

Catch up with last week’s news and features to get back into the gaming loop again. From March 9 to March 15, 2020, here’s everything you need to know.