Intel Wants to Patent a Bitcoin Mining Hardware ‘Accelerator’

Tech giant Intel is seeking to patent a hardware "accelerator" for bitcoin mining chips, a newly-published filing reveals. The application for a "Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator With...

Russian Hotels to Surprise World Cup Fans with Bitcoin Payments

Football Fans will be able to pay with bitcoin for their accommodation when they visit Russia for this year’s World Cup. Hotels in Kaliningrad, expecting guests...

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Live, But Can It Keep from Going Corporate?

Not yet out of beta, hundreds of developers around the world are already experimenting with bitcoin's newest technology - the Lightning Network - donating time and...

Mandela’s Golden Hands Sell for $10 Million in Bitcoin

A Canadian businessman agreed to sell four gold castings of South African leader Nelson Mandela’s hands. For $10 million in bitcoin, a cryptocurrency firm launching an...

Sharding Is Already Ushering in Radical New Ethereum Designs

So-called "sharding" may still be theoretical, but the promising implications of the concept are becoming more and more real. At least that's the case on ethereum, where developers...

Hyperledger Tech Heats Up Ahead of Blockchain Software Debuts

Just six minutes. That's how long Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf had to get former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet up to speed on blockchain. Spurred by a special request...

Cryptojacking Is Extremely Popular in Sweden, Researchers Claim

People who have kept close tabs on the cryptocurrency industry may have come across the term “cryptojacking” before. This particular trend revolves around hackers controlling other...

AMD Bolsters Crypto Mining in Latest GPU Software Update

Graphics card (GPU) maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has updated one of its drivers to better handle the processes tied to cryptocurrency mining. The release notes for...

Demand For Bitcoin in Venezuela Still Surging Amidst Economic Turmoil

Venezuela has always been a peculiar country when it comes to cryptocurrency. The locals have shown a big interest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies over the...

If Facebook Can Be Worth Billions, Why Can’t Cryptocurrencies?

Pete Rizzo is editor-in-chief for CoinDesk. It's been a rough month for Mark Zuckerberg. In the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, in which it was found a...

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