ABC Dev Won’t Rule out Changing Bitcoin Cash PoW Algo

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The Bitcoin Cash civil war is just days away from culminating in a contentious blockchain split, and the lead developer of the faction with the minority hashrate has advised that the development community should “get a patch ready” in case they need to pursue an emergency hard fork to change the cryptocurrency’s …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says His Son is an Ethereum Miner

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google co-founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai have a lot more in common than just their jobs. Both tech billionaires have crypto-savvy young sons who mine ethereum. Pichai said his 11-year-old son mines ethereum on a home computer that Pichai built himself, according to Business Insider. He made the amusing revelation at the New …

Fake Flash Updates are Hiding Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

It has been discovered that fake Adobe Flash updates are being used to surreptitiously install cryptocurrency mining malware on computers and networks, creating severe losses in time, system performance, and power consumption for affected users. Cryptojacking Breaks New Ground While fake Flash updates that push malware have traditionally been easy to spot and avoid, a …

Attackers Hijack Indian Government Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers stole the processing power of several Indian government websites to mine cryptocurrencies, researchers found. Citizen portals such as that of the municipal administration of Andhra Pradesh (AP), Tirupati Municipal Corporation and Macherla municipality are among the hundreds of Indian websites that are found to be infected by cryptojacking malware. Cryptojacking, as the term indicates, …

Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitfury Trims Cooling Demands by 95% with ‘Magic’ Liquid

With cryptocurrency markets struggling, Bitfury Group has immersed its mining equipment in a non-conducive liquid to reduce costs at its 40-megawatt mining plant in Tbilisi, Georgia, as it races to mine the remaining 21 million mineable bitcoins. The company’s investment in cooling technology signals the extent cryptocurrency miners are going to chill their energy-intensive computers, …

Australia Could See First Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Farm in Coal Town

An Australian data center operator and its cryptocurrency subsidiary are developing what they describe as the country’s first “behind-the-grid data center” powered by renewable energy. Situated in the coal-mining town of Collie, some 200km south of Perth, the new facility is being developed by data center operator DC Two and subsidiary D Coin and will …

Cybercriminals Are Moving from Ransomware to Cryptojacking: Kaspersky Lab

According to a report published by Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, there has been a significant shift from ransomware-related attacks to crypto-mining malware. The report claims that this type of attack — known as cryptojacking — has become a more profitable prospect for hackers and is the reason for the decline in ransomware attacks. …

Second Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Plots Hong Kong IPO

China-based bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Ebang Communication has filed to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). The company, the third-largest producer of application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips for bitcoin mining, on Monday filed an application to hold its initial public offering (IPO) on HKEX. The news was first reported by regional industry …