Month: April 2021

In the latest Cointelegraph Crypto Duel, founder of Digiconomist Alex de Vries and CEO and founder of Blockchain for Climate Joseph Pallant debated the intensity of Bitcoin’s footprint and possible paths forward to reduce it.  As pointed out by de Vries, Bitcoin’s energy consumption has been increasing together with its network.  The analyst predicts its
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Decentralized exchanges have indelibly changed the way that cryptocurrencies are traded. But in the grand scheme of things, the technology that’s driving these platforms is relatively young… meaning it’s inevitable that teething problems have emerged. Some of the heavy hitters that dominate the market at present are known as non-orderbook markets. While it’s tantalizing and
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Turkish authorities are progressing with an investigation into local cryptocurrency exchange Thodex, which abruptly halted trading last week. On Thursday, a Turkish court jailed six suspects pending trial, including siblings of the missing CEO and senior company employees, Reuters reported. As part of a probe, Interpol reportedly issued a red notice for Thodex CEO and founder
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Graphics card giant Nvidia is quietly reintroducing a hash rate limiter on its RTX 3060 series graphics cards in an effort to disincentivize cryptocurrency miners. On April 29 the company issued the GeForce 466.27 driver that reintroduces RTX 3060 cryptomining limiter. GeForce 466.27 driver release notes, Source: Nvidia According to sources reported by computer news
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Beijing authorities are reportedly conducting inspections of crypto mining data centers to better understand their impact on energy consumption, Reuters reports Thursday. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology on Tuesday sent an emergency notice to the city’s data center operators asking them to report whether they are involved in mining Bitcoin (BTC)
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Huobi Asset Management is looking to be the Grayscale of Asia with the launch of four cryptocurrency related tracker funds. The funds include a Bitcoin Fund, an Ethereum fund, a multi-asset basket of digital currencies, and a private equity fund for mining businesses. The aim is clearly to entice major institutional investors into the space
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Smart contract platform Fantom (FTM) was subject to a 52% price increase leading into Thursday morning following the successful implementation of a new network upgrade. Dubbed “Go-Opera”, the latest upgrade to Fantom introduces a range of technical changes which, according to a recent explainer by the Fantom Foundation, makes the network faster, more efficient and
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