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Bitmain-backed mining pool BTC.com is expanding its offerings to include ethereum and ethereum classic, the company announced Thursday. BTC.com, which claims to have mined 21 percent of all bitcoin blocks last year, will offer the new mining client through its pool.btc.com portal, and will also offer an ethereum block explorer and API, according to a …

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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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New mining software promises to let almost anyone earn small amounts of bitcoin with a Windows laptop, giving users a taste of the cryptocurrency’s early days. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the New Jersey-based crypto mining startup Honeyminer quietly launched a free beta in June and has already garnered 10,000 downloads across the globe. Honeyminer allows users …

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BTCC Pool Limited, the mining pool business of cryptocurrency exchange BTCC, has provisionally agreed to sell 49 percent of its equity. According to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) published on Monday by BTCC Pool and its potential buyer, Value Convergence (VC) Holdings Limited – a Hong Kong-based financial service firm – the deal would raise 147 …

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Network tech giant Cisco won a patent on Tuesday that could be applied to the bitcoin mining process. Cisco submitted a patent application back in September 2015 for a “Crowd-sourced cloud computing” system, according to information from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent outlines how computer owners may be able to offer …

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North Carolina’s government has sent a cease-and-desist order to a cryptocurrency company they say is selling unregistered securities in the U.S. state. The North Carolina Secretary of State Securities Division issued a temporary cease-and-desist order on March 2 against the European project PowerMining Pool. The move comes just under two months after that department issued a …

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The BTCC Bitcoin exchange, formerly known as BTC China, has been acquired by a Hong Kong-based Blockchain investment fund on terms that are yet to be disclosed, the company has revealed in a blog post Monday, Jan. 29. Calvin Cheng, an advisor for the yet-undisclosed investment fund, expressed his excitement about their acquisition of the …

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AntPool, one of the largest cryptocurrency mining pools, has announced it will now support the siacoin token. The announcement of AntPool mining support comes alongside the news that China’s mining chip giant Bitmain, which owns AntPool, has launched a new mining hardware device, dubbed the AntMiner A3. Data shows that, currently, AntPool accounts for 18 percent of …

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