New Bitcoin Mining Study Misses a Few Key Points

New Bitcoin Mining Study Misses a Few Key Points There have been numerous discussions on how much electricity Bitcoin mining really uses. The studies on this topic paint very different pictures, although they share a few similarities. The most recent study claims that Bitcoin mining will consume 0.5% of the world’s electricity by year’s end. That’s a…

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New Malicious Monero Miner Crashes Computers When Attempting to Remove it

New Malicious Monero Miner Crashes Computers When Attempting to Remove it It has been a while since cryptocurrency malware was worth paying much attention to. With cryptocurrency mining having become more common, criminals are once again taking notice. WinstarNssmMiner may have a weird name, but it is a very potent cryptocurrency mining malware strain. Attempting to remove it will result…

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At Ripple’s Snoop Dogg Party, A Search for XRP

At Ripple’s Snoop Dogg Party, A Search for XRP Would this be one of those crypto events? A star past his prime pumping the flavor of the month? As part of the first-ever New York Blockchain Week, Snoop Dogg was booked to perform at the XRP Community Night on Tuesday. The event, as the name would suggest,…

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WSJ: Coinbase Spoke to U.S. Regulators About Acquiring Federal Banking License

WSJ: Coinbase Spoke to U.S. Regulators About Acquiring Federal Banking License Major U.S. cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase spoke to regulators about obtaining a federal banking charter, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) May 18. Citing “a person familiar with the matter”, the WSJ reports that Coinbase spoke to the U.S. Office of the Comptroller…

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Colombia: Newly Formed Blockchain Association Aims for Dialogue With Government

Colombia: Newly Formed Blockchain Association Aims for Dialogue With Government Six public and private Colombian companies have joined forces to launch the Colombia Blockchain Association, Spanish news agency EFE reported May 17. The Association describes itself as aiming to support the country’s crypto and blockchain ecosystems and to advise the national government on matters concerning regulation of…

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Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Takes Aim at Warren Buffet with Amusing Billboard Trolling

Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Takes Aim at Warren Buffet with Amusing Billboard Trolling A cryptocurrency mining firm claims to be responsible for a billboard that has appeared near Warren Buffet’s office in Omaha. Whilst still unconfirmed, Genesis Mining are apparently behind the taunting publicity stunt. Warren Buffet Publicly Trolled over Bitcoin Comments The co-founder of colossal…

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EU Parliament Touts Blockchain to ‘Empower’ Businesses and Citizens

EU Parliament Touts Blockchain to ‘Empower’ Businesses and Citizens Members of the European Parliament believe small businesses could benefit from integrating blockchain technology. The Industry, Research and Energy committee voted Wednesday to recommend that small businesses look into blockchain payment systems in a move aimed at relieving some of the costs associated with intermediary payment facilitators.…

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