Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tag Archives: Crypto-mining

Hardware News

NVIDIA’s Turing Card Is Actually Made Specifically for Crypto-Mining

Well it turns out that "Turing" is named after British scientist Alan Turing, who is credited with leading a team of mathematicians that broke the Nazi "Enigma" cryptography. In any case NVIDIA's "Turing" is a crypto-mining and blockchain compute accelerator. It is designed to be compact, efficient, and ready to be deployed in large scale.

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".

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