Items tagged with cryptocurrency

Woe is the investor who put all their investment funds into cryptocurrency, because chances are their portfolio isn't looking so hot right now. The cryptocurrency market is experiencing a huge decline the likes of which we can't remember seeing before. And as this is happening, Coinbase, the largest crypto exchange... Read more...
Cryptocurrency scams are quite common these days, likely due, at least in part, to the perception that cryptocurrency is an easily accessible investment vehicle. Just last week, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it is almost doubling the size of its Crypto Assests and Cyber Unit in the hopes of... Read more...
The most resilient of all the cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, is having a very bad year so far after peaking last November at around $67,000. Now instead of talking about whether it can reach $100,000, Bitcoin investors and observers are left wondering how much further it can tumble after losing more than half its value... Read more...
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accepted a $5.5 million settlement offer from NVIDIA over findings that it "failed to disclose" in its filings that "cryptomining was a significant factor in year-over-year growth" from its GPU sales. Though NVIDIA submitted the offer, which the SEC... Read more...
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is beefing up its Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit in an attempt to protect crypto investors and further thwart cyber-related threats. The unit, formerly known as the Cyber Unit, is adding 20 positions to its cyber-crime fighting force. The Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit has... Read more...
Digital fashion brand RTFKT Studios has launched a brand new NFT called Nike CyrptoKicks, and people have been buying them for astounding price tags. The NFT's, or non-fungible tokens, were launched on NFT marketplace OpenSea, and are selling for as much as $100,000 and more. Nike CryptoKicks is a new collection of... Read more...
Say it with us—"Le sigh!" That's about the only reaction we can muster to news that Ethereum's much-anticipated shift to a proof-of-work model, and with it a long-overdue ease on GPU mining, is delayed...again. Prior to this latest delay, the full transition to Ethereum 2.0 was supposed to take place this June. Not... Read more...
Intel is obviously best known to consumers for its x86 processors, but it's far from a one trick pony in the silicon space. Edge-centric FPGAs, networking solutions, and a host of other hardware and services all fall squarely into Intel's manufacturing and development purview. You can include blockchain technology... Read more...
Custom hardware from AMD powers the latest generation game consoles from Microsoft (Xbox Series X|S) and Sony (PlayStation 5), but not every APU designed for these systems makes the cut. What do you do with these excess chips if you're AMD? Find ways to recycle the partially defective hardware, such as injecting them... Read more...
The US Department of Justice announced the arrest of two men, Ethan Nguyen and Andre Llacuna, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. Both conspiracy charges are in connection with what the DoJ describes as a million-dollar "rug-pull" scheme to defraud purchasers of NFT's advertised as... Read more...
It's not enough that gamers have to compete with cryptocurrency miners for an insufficient supply of desktop graphics cards, now laptop GPUs could become hot commodities for larger scale mining operations too. Providing a path to that potential outcome, a seller in China is hawking modified desktop GeForce RTX 3060... Read more...
The United States and other countries are imposing harsh sanctions on Russia, in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Some of these sanctions target Putin specifically, as well as other Russian and Belarusian politicians and oligarchs. Amidst these sanctions, the Ukrainian vice prime minister has called for... Read more...
Update (2/24/22): When we wrote about the NVIDIA RTX LHR Unlocker tool on GitHub yesterday, we noted it came with caveats and red flags (see below). It just didn't sit right that it required downloading custom drivers from the developer, which at best would have meant it likely would have ruled out anything but... Read more...
Intel is ready to "usher in the era of metaverse and Web 3.0" by embracing blockchain in a big way. In a blog post, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, Raja Koduri, said blockchain is key to enabling everyone to own the digital content and services... Read more...
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it has seized an estimated $3.6 billion in stolen cryptocurrency. The seizure came along with the arrest of a married couple accused of laundering 119,754 bit coin in an elaborate scheme. Headlines denoting hackers stealing cryptocurrency is not an uncommon occurrence... Read more...
As the world of NFTs grows in popularity, there are still some who have not bought into the latest craze. Indie game marketplace Itch.io is one of them, and asks you reevaluate your life if you think NFTs are a good thing. It seems more and more people are buying into the concept of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). But... Read more...
In one of the largest DeFi hacks ever, a hacker is being offered a $10 million bug bounty for the return of stolen money. Wormhole, one of the biggest bridges between Solana and other blockchains, was hacked for approximately $324 million. Cryptocurrency is one of the hottest assets going right now. So hot that... Read more...
Spain’s National Police recently raided what they thought was an indoor marijuana plantation. In Santipone, located in the Spanish province of Seville, the agents instead found and dismantled a cryptocurrency mining farm that was stealing electricity. [Ed note: Talk about a *shocking* discovery, eh? I'll show myself... Read more...
You can run but you can hide from the deluge of cryptocurrency and everything related, like blockchain technology and those non-fungible tokens (NFTs). That doesn't mean you can't ignore all that stuff. However, if you want to go in the opposite direction and dive in browser-first, now you can—the Opera Crypto Project... Read more...
At the upcoming 2022 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Intel is scheduled to talk about its entry into the potentially lucrative world of Bitcoin mining with Bonanza Mine, an ultra-low-voltage (ULV) energy-efficient Bitcoin mining ASIC it will soon offer. It's not clear how close Intel is to... Read more...
To the casual observer, the world of cryptocurrency may seem like the modern version of the Wild West. It definitely doesn't help the optics when hackers infiltrate one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Crypto.com, and swipe $15 million worth of Ethereum, as a blockchain security and data analytics company... Read more...
It looks like Intel wants to make a bigger push into the world of cryptocurrency, though not necessarily with its upcoming discrete GPU launch. Instead, the company is on schedule to discuss a new Bonanza Mine chip at the 2022 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), which will run from February 20th to... Read more...
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