Altcoins

Bitcoin Mining difficulty rises by almost 15%, the highest level in over two years

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is up by 14.95% bringing the level to its fourth-most difficult in history Bitcoin’s latest mining difficulty adjustment is the biggest in over two years, as the level increased by 14.95% to 15.78T. The upward adjustment comes after the Bitcoin network experienced consecutive downward adjustments since its third halving on May 11. […]

Mining

Bitcoin Will be Legal, Mining to See Regulation: Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister

Russia’s deputy finance minister Alexei Moiseev has reportedly stressed that buying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be legal in the country. The Russian government will not outlaw nor punish buying or selling cryptocurrencies, Moiseev revealed according to RT. However, the official underlined a stricter stance toward mining, suggesting a mandatory registration of cryptocurrency miners who […]

Bitcoin

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 Optimized Message Digest and Message Scheduler Datapath” was published on Thursday, though it was originally submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in September 2016. In […]