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5 Best Cryptocurrency Mining Motherboards

Despite a recent dip in the popularity of cryptocurrency mining, experts predict that it is about to see a resurgence, with the cost of GPUs heading into the stratosphere, and a whole slew of warm bodies entering the altcoin arena and trying their hand at a spot of digital mining. A cryptocurrency mining rig necessitates the use of multiple Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and, if you intend to install more than a couple, you’ll have to invest in a motherboard that can handle that sort of hardware. Here are five motherboards ideal for maximising the GPU power in your new...

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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Energy?

Experts have been warning that the Bitcoin network has caused a massive surge in energy consumption; despite the fact that it actually only uses about 0.14 percent of global electricity. So, why are people believing that it is using too much? Well, the truth is that Bitcoin does use a surprising amount of energy, despite that on a global scale it is still a relatively small amount. Figures suggest that it took approximately 250 kilowatt-hours of energy to process a single action in early December of 2017. Other figures suggest that the network actually consumes more electricity than the whole...

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Nvidia Are Getting Annoyed With Crypto Miners

Graphics cards are no longer the preserve of either the casual or the hardcore gamer. With cryptocurrency mining being a hardware-intensive method of generating money in the lucrative altcoin sector, such cards are rapidly becoming one of the hottest commodities on the market. At its simplest level, in order to mine bitcoins (or any other kind of digital currency) you need to verify transactions on the blockchain, the permanent and immutable ledger of all financial transactions conducted with the currency. In return for this, you are able to unlock a cache of new coins, which will then fall into your...

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Cryptocurrency Mining Could Infect More Than Half Of Organisations

Over half of online organisations across the globe have been recently attacked by threat actors, who used cryptocurrency mining tools in order to steal computing resources from corporations. According to research, this trend is only likely to continue as we head into 2018. The interest among such rogue actors in preying on the computing power that runs major streaming services and websites has likely been fuelled by the popularity of digital currencies such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. The latest Global Threat Index (a comprehensive listing of the most prevalent malware in use today) published by Check Point had no fewer...

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Best Mining Pools This Year!

Mining the more popular cryptocurrencies like Litecoin and Bitcoin is no longer an activity you can expect to profit from as a solo enterprise. The solution is to join a mining pool, a series of connected servers working in unison across an internet connection that pool their considerable resources to generate data blocks. Whatever reward they make between them is then split among all the pool's participants. Here are some of the best mining pools to consider joining in 2018. Slush Pool Slush Pool is the longest established mining pool currently in existence, as well as one of the largest,...

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