Best mining GPU 2018: the best graphics cards for mining Bitcoin, Ethereum and more

In 2018, everywhere you look has some mention of Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. Bitcoin erupted in popularity last year, and while its losing its popularity and its meteoric growth has slowed to a crawl – there are still plenty of cryptocurrencies that are booming. So it shouldn’t be surprising that in 2018, everyone wants a …

The best mining pools of 2018 for cryptocurrency

If you’ve taken the plunge with cryptocurrency mining and have a shiny new ASIC miner to hand, you may be tempted to fire it up immediately and start mining Bitcoins or your chosen cryptocurrency on your own. However, for the most popular currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin, it can take centuries to generate a …

Reddit says it has banned cryptocurrency ads since 2016

Tech companies like Facebook and Google, have recently announced that they’re banning ads for digital currencies. It turns out that Reddit has been banning cryptocurrency ads since early 2016, but just never announced it outright in a press release, as first spotted by Motherboard. Today, Reddit extended its policy, to block cryptocurrency-related Google cached ads …

Calendar app in Mac App Store mines cryptocurrency in the background

A calendar app in the Mac App Store has been mining cryptocurrency in the background in exchange for giving users additional features — and an option to opt out of mining has been broken. So far, Apple has not taken the scheduling app Calendar 2 down, even after Ars Technica informed the company that Calendar …

Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry

Cryptocurrencies are constantly evolving, with popular currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum maintaining their popularity despite recent market corrections. At the core of both technologies is the cryptographically secure digital ledger known as the blockchain. It’s a digital ledger where cryptocurrency transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly. Indeed, as the popularity of cryptocurrencies has grown, …

Blockchain : so much bigger than bitcoin

Voting A blockchain allows the authentication of transactions without them needing to be administered or guaranteed by a central authority. Ballot boxes and current online voting platforms are vulnerable to manipulation; now a startup called Follow My Vote is developing a blockchain-based system to ensure security, transparency and mathematically accurate election results. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Up …

50 Cent realizes he’s a Bitcoin millionaire thanks to sales of a 2014 album

Call him the ultimate hodler. After being one of the first musicians to accept Bitcoin all the way back in 2014, Rapper 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) appears to have accumulated a small fortune in the volatile digital currency. As TMZ first reported, and the man himself seems to have confirmed, 50 Cent left his …

Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction

Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction   The crypto crash that began two days ago accelerated yesterday and today, with essentially all top 100 coins down anywhere between 15-30 percent. The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is hovering around $450 billion, down ~30 percent from $650 billion just 48 hours …

ctrl+t podcast: From Tide Pods to the blockchain

CTRL+T podcast: From Tide Pods to the blockchain Blockchain has become the latest buzzword in the technology industry, but many people are still in the dark about just what exactly it means. Thanks to Raine Revere, we have a bit of a better grasp on what the blockchain entails as well as some of its …