Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tag Archives: Bitcoin

Web News

US and UK Government Website Infected With Crypto-Mining Malware

It seems that potentially thousands of websites run by U.S. and UK government agencies were infected Sunday with malware that caused visitors to secretly mine cryptocurrency. Government websites are already known for being slow and having horrible out-dated web design standards, and now they are embedded with crypto-mining malware that slows things down even more.

Hardware News

Samsung Confirms They Are Working on Mining Chip

As we reported last week, Samsung has entered volume production of a crypto-currency mining ASIC. These reports have been confirmed today by Samsung themselves, stating that they have entered the mining ASIC manufacturing market. The report last week mentioned an "unnamed client from China", who placed a massive order for a crypto-currency mining ASIC. This news was later somewhat confirmed by Samsung's latest earnings report, which did mention a higher than expected revenue in the semiconductor business due to "Samsung's acquisition of new China clients".

Podcast

ThinkComputers Podcast #121

In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our three reviews this week, NVIDIA announcing the "Volta" based TITAN V, the war going on between Amazon and Google, Bitcoin and much more!

Gaming News

Steam Has Removed Bitcoin as a Payment Option

In a recent blog post Steam has announced that they will no longer be accepting Bitcoin as a viable payment option for purchases in the Steam store. In the blog post Steam cites Bitcoin's high volatility (the cryptocurrency very frequently sees swings in the order of hundreds of dollars in mere minutes) and high transaction fees (as much as $20) as the reasons Bitcoin has been removed as a payment method.

Web News

Bitcoin Mining Pool Nicehash Hacked, $68 Million Gone

It looks like we have another high-profile hack that has hit Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency mining pool Nicehash has confirmed that they suffered a hack where users wallets have been cleared out. The hack has transferred 4,736.4281 BTC in total ($68 Million USD) to the unknown party's (the perpetrator's, almost certainly) wallet.

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