Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries

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Mining Bitcoin now consumes more than 30 terawatt-hours of power globally, which is higher than the individual energy usage of 159 countries.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/259882-bitcoin-mining-now-uses-power-159-countries?source=Computing

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In-Browser Cryptocurrency Mining is Exploding Across the Web

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Cryptocurrency mining is exploding across the web and rapidly spreading beyond the Pirate Bay.

The post In-Browser Cryptocurrency Mining is Exploding Across the Web appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257786-browser-cryptocurrency-mining-exploding-across-web?source=Computing

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Showtime Caught Mining Cryptocurrency With Viewers’ PCs

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Malware? Nope, Showtime apparently intended to do this by integrating the Coinhive mining API.

The post Showtime Caught Mining Cryptocurrency With Viewers’ PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256547-showtime-caught-mining-cryptocurrency-viewers-pcs?source=Computing

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AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices

AMD has released a beta driver optimized for cryptocurrency mining, and its Vega launch pricing may not hold long-term.

The post AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/254334-amd-releases-new-cryptocurrency-driver-tuned-mining-may-raise-vega-prices?source=Computing

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AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled

GPU mining might be all the rage again, but there’s an important difference this time around — now, the GPU manufacturers are looking to cash in on the craze.

The post AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251725-gpu-manufacturers-building-new-cryptocurrency-specific-mining-cards?source=Computing

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Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again

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Cryptocurrency mining is driving GPU prices upwards again, only this time it’s hitting both AMD and Nvidia.

The post Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251379-cryptocurrency-craze-sends-gpu-prices-skyrocketing?source=Computing

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Apple battery suppliers use cobalt mined by chid laborers, report says

Article Image An Amnesty International investigation of cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo claims child labor is being used to acquire cobalt, which is subsequently used in the production of lithium-ion batteries purchased by tech companies like Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4cf5a043/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C180Capple0Ebattery0Esuppliers0Euse0Ecobalt0Emined0Eby0Echid0Elaborers0Ereport0Esays/story01.htm

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Apple battery suppliers use cobalt mined by child laborers, report says

Article Image An Amnesty International investigation of mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo claims child labor is being used to acquire cobalt, a mineral used in the production of lithium-ion batteries purchased by tech companies like Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4cf5a043/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C180Capple0Ebattery0Esuppliers0Euse0Ecobalt0Emined0Eby0Echid0Elaborers0Ereport0Esays/story01.htm

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NASA, DARPA collaborating on Deep Web search to analyze spacecraft data

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Researchers at JPL have joined with DARPA to develop Deep Web search tools for mining vast data stores from NASA spacecraft and other science-related objectives.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/206499-nasa-darpa-collaborating-on-deep-web-search-to-analyze-spacecraft-data

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Uneasy peace: Social media buzz points to more Baltimore violence as cops, troops keep the peace

The data mining firm that found between 20 and 50 social media accounts in Baltimore linked to the violence in Ferguson, Mo. is now reporting a spike in message traffic in Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York City, with “protesters” trying to get rides to Baltimore for Tuesday night.

 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/28/uneasy-peace-social-media-buzz-points-to-more-baltimore-violence-as-cops-troops/

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Evil USBs to bitcoin botnets: Hackers hit Vegas

Evil USBs, Google Glasses capturing your passwords and bitcoin mining are just a few of the tactics that top hackers from around the world are bringing to Vegas for the Black Hat conference this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/07/evil-usbs-to-bitcoin-botnets-hackers-hit-vegas/

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One Bitcoin group now controls 51% of total mining power, threatening entire currency’s safety

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A single Bitcoin mining pool has seized control of 51% of the total network hashrate — and opened the door to a massive security breach in the process. In response, DDOS attacks have flooded in to keep the organization from exploiting a well-known security loophole.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/184427-one-bitcoin-group-now-controls-51-of-total-mining-power-threatening-entire-currencys-safety

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