Cryptocurrency mining pool Sparkpool received a payout today of over $300,000 for mining one block on the ethereum blockchain. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-mining-pool-receives-mysterious-300k-blockchain-payout.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Bitmain Technologies has announced a new 7nm bitcoin mining processor that it says offers a big boost in energy efficiency. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bitmain-announces-new-more-efficient-7nm-bitcoin-mining-chip.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Shenzhen-based miner manufacturer Linzhi has pushed back against ethereum’s “tentative” decision to block specialized ASIC hardware. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-miner-linzhi-calls-out-project-coders-for-proposed-asic-ban.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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The Ethereum Foundation is funding efforts to create specializing mining hardware in partnership with blockchain data storage network Filecoin. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-foundation-filecoin-back-plan-to-make-proof-of-stake-hardware/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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One of the top crypto ASIC chip makers is betting big ethereum’s biggest plans might not come to pass. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/a-multi-million-dollar-bet-ethereums-proof-of-stake-isnt-coming-soon/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Chen Min, formerly Canaan’s chief chip maker, is releasing a line of ethereum ASICs through her new venture, Linzhi. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/a-new-line-of-powerful-asic-miners-is-coming-to-ethereum/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Miners are discussing whether they can get a hardware change added to remove ASICs from an upcoming ethereum software update. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ethereums-asic-rebellion-heats-up-with-new-effort-to-brick-big-miners/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Developers agreed to reduce ethereum issuance from 3 ETH to 2 ETH in an upcoming hard fork, Constantinople. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-developers-move-to-reduce-new-cryptocurrency-creation/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Disagreement surrounding an upcoming upgrade, Constantinope, is putting ethereum to the test. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ethereums-october-upgrade-could-be-29-billion-blockchains-biggest-test-yet/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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Defending cryptocurrencies against the centralizing forces of ASIC mining chips requires more than coding fixes; human governance is also critical. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-code-defend-against-asic-mining-threat/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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A planned hard fork of privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero has just executed and the community is keenly observing the results. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/monero-community-holds-breath-as-contentious-hard-fork-activates/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Intel explains in a recently-released patent application how it would improve its products for bitcoin mining purposes. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/intel-wants-patent-bitcoin-mining-hardware-accelerator/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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