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BitMEX Research — the research arm of the BitMEX exchange — recently released a report analyzing the effects the recent market downturn has had on the mining industry. BitMEX’s conclusions are drawn from analysis of miner profit margins and the declining hash rate in Bitcoin, among other factors. As the 2018 bearRead More →

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Bitcoin’s (BTC) mining difficulty saw its second largest drop in history, with a -15% adjustment on Monday, Dec. 3, as per data provided by major Chinese mining pool BTC.com. Bitcoin’s hashing difficulty algorithm is normally adjusted every two weeks to maintain the normal 10-minute block time. It has been adjusted for the second time todayRead More →

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Envion AG, a crypto-based firm that aimed to combine cryptocurrency mining with green power, has been shut down by the cantonal court of Zug, Switzerland. The company was reportedly dissolved due to an alleged unauthorized Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on November 28, local German news outlet Handelsblatt reports. Envion was established toRead More →

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The Rakhni Trojan is now giving bad actors the ability to infect victims either with a ransomware cryptor or a miner. An old ransomware sample has been retweaked with a sneaky new trick – allowing adversaries to either extort money from victims via ransomware, or hijack a computer’s CPU cyclesRead More →