Tag: POW

Bitcoin Gold Pools

Bitcoin Gold Mining Pools: Where Should You Mine BTG?

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) is a forked version of Bitcoin that took place in October of 2017.  In short, the stated purpose for the fork that created Bitcoin Gold was to “make Bitcoin decentralized again”. Now, it’s obvious that Bitcoin is a...

/ September 17, 2018
Zcash ASIC

The Battle Against ASICs: Antminer Z9 Angers the Zcash Community

On May 3rd, Bitmain, the Bitcoin mining company behind ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) chips, announced the release of a new Antminer Z9 mini, an ASIC miner capable of mining any crypto currency running the Equihash proof-of-work algorithm, particularly Zcash. This...

/ May 10, 2018
MIT IOTA Disclosure

MIT Says IOTA has “Gaping Holes”, Foundation Threatens to Sue

The MIT Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) is well known for disclosing a hashing vulnerability in IOTA earlier in August. This was disputed by the IOTA developers and the debate has continued since then. However, the MIT DCI has come out...

/ December 28, 2017
GPU Mining Basics

GPU Mining Basics: Making Cryptocurrency Mining Available to Everyone

By now, you’ve likely heard of the up-start Bitcoin Gold team’s mission to “Make Bitcoin Decentralized Again.” This meme refers to how the BTG devs are trying to return GPU (graphics processing unit) mining to a Bitcoin chain. So, for...

/ November 11, 2017