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Bitcoin's Scaling Debate: The View From China's Miners

Dr Paul Ennis is a research assistant at The Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organization at University College Dublin, specializing in bitcoin and blockchain studies.

Mirai, The Infamous Internet of Things Army, Can Now Mine Bitcoin

Remember that Internet of Things botnet? The one known for temporarily shutting down a number of the world's largest websites last autumn?

Bitcoin Miners Signal Revolt Amid Sluggish Blockchain

You may not know it by looking at bitcoin’s recent price surge, but the infrastructure underpinning the world’s most popular virtual currency is teetering.

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Increases by 16.64%

The bitcoin mining difficulty has undergone another major change. It seems the difficulty continues to increase by a higher percentage over the past few months.

Bitcoin’s Network Hash Rate Has Doubled Since October

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty increased by 16.6 percent over the weekend, signaling that the network’s overall hash rate has also increased by a similar amount over the past two weeks. The network’s total estimated hash rate has essentially doubled since the middle of October. A large chunk of this increase has taken place over the past month, where the hash rate has increased by more than 50 percent.

Tesla, Dr. Walter Russell, the Optic Dynamo-Generator and How it Could Revolutionize CryptoCurrency Mining Soon

One of the biggest problems with mining Cryptocurrencies is the energy it takes . Power bills are too high for the average person to realistically mine and the threat of the energy going down one day threatens the idea that all the hard work in mining and in Cryptocurrencies in general will one day be lost.

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