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Japanese IT giant GMO Internet has made another move into the cryptocurrency mining business. In an announced Friday, the company said it has rolled out a mining software client called Cryptknocker that is designed to let would-be miners mine Equihash algorithm-based cryptocurrencies like zcash using graphic processing units (GPUs) – as found in many home …

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Several ethereum miners and developers have come forward with the goal of stopping specialized mining hardware from effectively operating on the network. Underway since April, the controversy surrounding application-specific integrated circuits (or ASICs) on ethereum rose after news broke last Thursday of a new line of specialized mining hardware that claims to generate more than six times …

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Honeyminer, the crypto mining app that lets users earn bitcoin with laptops, is fast gaining traction. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the startup’s user base has swelled to almost 50,000 since launching in June. A third of the new customers are located in emerging markets and 5 percent hail from Africa, the company said. In the …

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Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Cryptocurrency advocates are constantly trying to convince non-experts of the advantages of permissionless blockchains, typically by explaining …

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One of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies could soon put out a welcome mat for more controversial miners – that is, if one of its core developers has his way. Indeed, amidst what has been broadly called a “war on miners,” with cryptocurrencies including ethereum, monero and siacoin taking aggressive steps to limit the effectiveness of certain types …

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ASRock is planning to sell four graphics cards (GPU) specifically geared for cryptocurrency mining. The company unveiled its Phantom Gaming Series last week, based on AMD’s RX series. An ASRock America employee confirmed to CoinDesk that four of the cards – all of which are versions of the RX570 series – are “for mining only.” A …

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A drop in demand for graphics cards (GPUs) by the world’s cryptocurrency miners could ‘materially’ impact AMD’s chip business, the company disclosed this week. In its most recent 10-K annual filing, AMD – one of several firms to ride the recent wave of demand for GPUs (which are needed for the energy-intensive mining process) – …

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A drop in demand for graphics cards (GPUs) by the world’s cryptocurrency miners could ‘materially’ impact AMD’s chip business, the company disclosed this week. In its most recent 10-K annual filing, AMD – one of several firms to ride the recent wave of demand for GPUs (which are needed for the energy-intensive mining process) – …

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Fourth-quarter demand from cryptocurrency miners for GPU maker Nvidia’s products was bigger than anticipated, the company’s chief financial officer said on an earnings call today. “Strong demand in the cryptocurrency market exceeded our expectations,” CFO Colette Kress said, issuing the remarks as the company unveiled its fourth-quarter earnings for 2017. The company banked $2.91 billion in …

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Prices increases in ethereum, monero and other cryptocurrencies could spark a sales boost for makers of graphics cards (GPUs), according to one Wall Street analyst who covers the market. In a research note to clients over the weekend, Mitch Steves of RBC Capital Markets argued that recent double-digit percentage increases in prices for some cryptocurrencies …

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An analyst for Morgan Stanley is predicting that the sale of graphics cards (GPUs) for cryptocurrency mining will fall next year, signifying a potential hurdle for sellers like AMD. Joseph Moore, according to coverage from Barron’s and Benzinga, suggested in a new report published this week that a mixture of network upgrades – including a …

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