Mining

The work that goes into creating bitcoins and other digital currencies is as fundamental as it is labor-intensive. Coverage will enhance your understanding of this vital part of the process from every angle.

Mining - Why the Great Firewall of China Is Causing Serious Issues for Bitcoin Miners
Why the Great Firewall of China Is Causing Serious Issues for Bitcoin Miners

What’s wrong with increasing the block size limit? This is the question that a portion…

Mining - Bitcoin Mining Company Butterfly Labs Settles Case With Federal Trade Commission for $38.6M
Bitcoin Mining Company Butterfly Labs Settles Case With Federal Trade Commission for $38.6M

This article is by Rebecca Campbell. Butterfly Labs has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s…

Mining - Slush Pool Introduces Provably Fair Bitcoin Mining
Slush Pool Introduces Provably Fair Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin mining today is dominated by mining pools. These mining pools arguably have a strong…

KnC Miner Pays 30% of Employees Using Xapo Debit Cards

This week, KnC Miner began offering each of its employees Xapo Debit Cards for salary…

Mining Titan BitFury Raises $20 Million to Continue Rapid Market Share Grab

In a statement released today by BitFury Group, the company announced that it had raised…

Mining - New Mining Chip Developed by SFARDS Becomes Most Efficient Chip Produced
New Mining Chip Developed by SFARDS Becomes Most Efficient Chip Produced

A new digital currency mining chip is being released next week that the manufacturer believes…

Op-ed - Announcing Solar – A Step Change In Processing Capability
Announcing Solar – A Step Change In Processing Capability

The 16nm FinFET Solar chip will hit markets in early 2015. We were the first…

Op-ed - Avalon Ships Bitcoin’s First Consumer ASICs
Avalon Ships Bitcoin’s First Consumer ASICs

For the past seven months, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) have been the central focus of…

Op-ed - ASIC Mining Updates: bASIC Hanging On a Thread
ASIC Mining Updates: bASIC Hanging On a Thread, Butterfly Delayed to February

Update: rumors of bASIC’s demise have been, at least for now, grossly exaggerated. Updates on…

Op-ed - ASIC Mining Updates: ASICMiner Deploying
ASIC Mining Updates: ASICMiner Deploying, Butterfly At CES

After over three months of delays from all major competitors, it seems as though the…

Mining - BFL Confirms 65nm Process for SC Lineup
BFL Confirms 65nm Process for SC Lineup

Aiming for longevity and efficiency of their products, Butterfly Labs (BFL) has confirmed their new…

Op-ed - Butterfly Labs Offers Lifetime Warranty
Butterfly Labs Offers Lifetime Warranty, ASIC Competition Surges On

About three months ago, Butterfly Labs was the first to announce a specialized Bitcoin mining…

Mining - Bitpay Breaks Daily Volume Record with Butterfly ASIC mining release
Bitpay Breaks Daily Volume Record with Butterfly ASIC mining release

Bitpay processes record volume of bitcoin payments due to sales of Butterfly Lab’s new ASIC miner.

Op-ed - Bitcoin Mining: A New Means of Paying for Video Games?
Bitcoin Mining: A New Means of Paying for Video Games?

Recently, a new Bitcoin startup called Coinlab attracted considerable attention from the community, raising $500,000…

Op-ed - Bitcoin Introduction – Pooled Mining
Bitcoin Introduction – Pooled Mining

In this part we will talk about “pooled mining” and compare the different approaches. With…

Op-ed - The Wasted Electricity Objection to Bitcoin
The Wasted Electricity Objection to Bitcoin

One of the main arguments in favor of fiat currencies as opposed to currencies based…