Japan’s GMO Gets Ready to Start Selling 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chips

Japanese internet giant GMO has updated its plans to manufacture and sell its 7nm bitcoin mining chips as well as for its own mining operations. Interested customers will soon be able to reserve some of these chips. Also read: Yahoo! Japan… Continue Reading

Samsung Profits Surge on High Demand for Bitcoin Mining Chips

South Korean Samsung Electronics saw its operating profits surge in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous year. The company attributes the increase to its semiconductor division which manufactures bitcoin mining chips and says that it expects… Continue Reading

Unicef Australia Launches Crypto Mining Donation Platform

Unicef Australia has launched a platform through which third-party donations are made in the form of in-browser computing power which is used for cryptocurrency mining. The website, The Hopepage, allows donors to designate a set percentage of computing power to… Continue Reading

Chinese Household in Trouble for Chasing a Lost Cause – Mining Bitcoin with Phones

A Chinese household has been stealing electricity to mine bitcoin using 50 mobile phones and 15 improvised mining rigs. The home workshop has consumed almost 33,000 kWh of unbilled electricity. That should be enough for a couple of bitcoins, but… Continue Reading

Hydro-Quebec Considers Halting Mining Operations During Winter

The migration of cryptocurrency miners to hydro-power abundant Quebec has been received cautiously lately, following an initial period over-exuberance on the part of local officials. The future for Quebec’s mining industry has since encountered a number of hurdles, from the… Continue Reading

Report Shows Egypt is Covertly Mining Cryptocurrency on Citizens’ Computers

The Egyptian government has been called out in a new report that suggests they are not only spying on and censoring their citizens’ internet but also using them to mine cryptocurrency.  Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With… Continue Reading

Hackers Target 400,000 Computers with Mining Malware

More than 400,000 personal computers have been attacked in a large-scale attempt to distribute cryptocurrency mining malware. The hackers used sophisticated trojans to infect PCs mostly in Russia, but also in Turkey, Ukraine, and other countries. The coordinated assault lasted… Continue Reading

Domains Running Cryptocurrency Mining Scripts Surge 725 Percent

The number of domains with cryptocurrency mining scripts installed has skyrocketed 725 percent in four months, according to a security firm’s research. Approximately 2.7 million users were attacked by malicious crypto miners last year, with the most successful cybercriminals earning… Continue Reading

Venezuelan Government Opens School to Teach Citizens About Cryptocurrencies

The Venezuelan government has opened a school in the capital city to teach its citizens how to buy, sell, and mine cryptocurrencies, including courses on the nation’s oil-backed currency, the petro. Meanwhile, President Nicolas Maduro has approved resources for universities… Continue Reading

Bitcoin Hardware Manufacturer Bitmain Made a Profit of up to $4 Billion Last Year

The wealth of bitcoin mining titan Bitmain has long been assumed to be north of “huge”. Thanks to its near-monopolization of the ASIC manufacturing business, Bitmain has effectively had a license to print money. This week, Bernstein analysts released a… Continue Reading