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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...
If you even owned a laptop from over 30 years ago, it's probably long-since been retired. Laptops did actually exist in the 1980s, though, and while mainly (not solely) built for word processing chores, an owner of a Toshiba T3200SX laptop from 1989 held onto his all these years and has put it to work mining Bitcoin... Read more...
GameStop is the latest company to make the dive into the world of NFTs in an attempt to turn things around. It hopes that the move will prove to investors that the company is serious about remaining relevant. Gaming has become a huge market over the last decade, and has provided many companies with a hefty return... Read more...
Nobody wants to rack up bad karma, which should be reason alone not to pilfer movies from the internet via BitTorrent or whatever other means. But even disregarding the moral aspect or pirating movies and games, there's another reason not to engage in such behavior—you could end up with a malware infection. Some... Read more...
Wouldn't it be great if cryptocurrency mining had absolutely zero impact on the shortage of PC graphics cards? The answer will depend on who you pose that question to, and the actual situation is far more nuanced than it suggests. However, if you're of the opinion that mining should solely be performed on ASIC... Read more...
As NFT's and cryptocurrency continue to rise in both popularity and value, game developers are continuing to try and create games to capitalize on them. An unreleased game called Legacy from Peter Molyneux has already sold its majority of available NFT virtual land. Transactions for in-game content is nothing new... Read more...
Perhaps one day NVIDIA will release a GeForce RTX 4090 Ti graphics card. If such a card materializes, it won't be until next year at the soonest, maybe alongside AMD's Radeon RX 7000 series. Or if a Flexpool listing is to be believed, next-gen cards from both AMD and NVIDIA are already in the wild raking in millions... Read more...
Our headline here may be a bit tongue-in-cheek, but regardless, a data center in Chiang Mai, Thailand burst into flames the morning of December 3, 2021. The fire, which reportedly caused around 2 million baht ($60,000 USD) of damage likely has a few gamers chuckling at the irony. This data center was, in all... Read more...
The refreshed GeForce RTX 2060 with 12GB of GDDR6 memory (up from 6GB on the original model) officially releases to retail today, though as of this writing, it's nowhere to be found for purchase. It might not matter anyway—a supposed glimpse at the card's cryptocurrency mining performance is a kick in the pants to... Read more...
Installing pirated software is always risky business. The hacking tools used to bypass legitimate software activation quite frequently include viruses and malware. The latest in a long line of malware piggybacking is a popular activation tool that targets your cryptocurrency wallets. The threat was first noticed by... Read more...
In a recent call at the Credit Suisse 25th Technology Conference, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su talked a little bit about the business side of the equation, touching on things like market strategies and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) forecasts. However, these chats often contain interesting nuggets from a consumer... Read more...
Newegg has positioned itself as a major proponent of cryptocurrency and make no bones about it, that includes the two most popular doggie coins, Dogecoin and now Shiba Inu. The online retail giant announced it is adding the latter as yet another crypto-payment option and will be accepting Shiba Inu in time for the... Read more...
As the popularity of cryptocurrency continues to rise, so do the scams that attempt to steal your currency. The ShibArmy were made aware of one particular scheme yesterday targeting their crypto wallets. Scammers have been targeting the cryptocurrency market for a while now. But it seems that some have turned their... Read more...
Quantum computers are really, really bad at most of the things we use computers for, but they're impossibly-superior at certain, select tasks. One of those tasks happens to be breaking encryption. That's a concern for security agencies the world over, but it's also a concern for people who are heavily invested in... Read more...
A fledgling startup, dubbed Helium, is looking to build a new internet service of sorts, that employs block chain technology. Cryptocurrency is something that has become a somewhat common part of many financial portfolio. In fact, many Millennial and Gen Z investors have made quite a bit of money dabbling in... Read more...
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