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Bitcoin Mining Firm Trolls Warren Buffett with Billboards Outside His Office

Bitcoin Mining Firm Trolls Warren Buffett with Billboards Outside His OfficeGenesis Mining‘s bitcoin advocacy campaign has posted billboards outside of Warren Buffet’s office to remind him that he was wrong about Google and Amazon and warn him he may be wrong about bitcoin, too. The billboards went up shortly after Buffet dissed bitcoin during a… Read More »

47% of South Africans Plan to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

47% of South Africans Plan to Invest in CryptocurrenciesSouth Africa has the most sophisticated economy and financial sector on the continent, and its citizens are increasingly warming up to the idea of investing and trading in cryptocurrencies — despite regulatory concerns over such decentralised digital financial assets across the world. The MyBroadband 2018 Cryptocurrency Survey —… Read More »

Pipe Dream: Analysts Mull Natural Gas-Powered Bitcoin Mining Operation

Pipe Dream: Analysts Mull Natural Gas-Powered Bitcoin Mining OperationA group of Wall Street analysts has a unique idea to allow shale producers in Texa’s oil-rich Permian Basin to profit from the massive amount of natural gas that is currently being wasted as a result of shale extraction: harness it to power a Bitcoin mining operation.… Read More »

Washington’s Mason County Rejects New Bitcoin Miners, Temporarily

Washington’s Mason County Rejects New Bitcoin Miners, TemporarilyMason County joins Chelan County in the U.S. state of Washington to place a moratorium on new applications for cryptocurrency mining operations. In a move to take time and evaluate the effect of energy-intensive crypto mining operations on local power resources, Mason County’s Public Utility District (PUD) has announced… Read More »

Cybersecurity Report: Cryptojacking Remains an Acute Threat in 2018

Cybersecurity Report: Cryptojacking Remains an Acute Threat in 2018Cybercrime ran rampant last year, and the cryptocurrency market was no exception, as evidenced by hacks involving bitcoin ransoms and the pervasive use of cryptojacking. Cryptojacking involves using someone’s CPUs to secretly mine cryptocurrency without that person’s permission. And according to a report by the UK’s National Crime Agency… Read More »

Quebec Blogger Slams Government For Dissing Crypto Mining

Quebec Blogger Slams Government For Dissing Crypto MiningThe Quebec government’s recent actions to disconnect cryptocurrency mining from the region has drawn criticism from Francois Remy, head of the digital desk at Les Affaires, a Quebec newspaper, in a recent blog. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has said the bitcoin miners planning to move to the region… Read More »