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Power

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?

Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?
Jordan Pearson
5.29.18
51 percent attacks

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Sabotaging Blockchains for Their Personal Gain

A wave of 51 percent attacks affecting Bitcoin Gold, Verge, and Monacoin resulted in nearly $20 million worth of cryptocurrency being stolen from exchanges this week.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.25.18
Bitcoin

This Guy Heated Bath Water With Bitcoin Mining and It Worked Too Well

"Lee" used cryptocurrency mining ASICs to heat his bath, which turned the temperature up to 122 Fahrenheit.
Jordan Pearson
5.17.18
Deep in the mines

What Happens When a Chinese Giant Swoops In on Your Tiny Cryptocurrency

Bitmain maintains a near-monopoly on Bitcoin hardware, now it’s coming for Siacoin.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.22.18
News

Notorious Bitcoin Scammer Butterfly Labs Settles With the FTC

“Even in the fast-moving world of virtual currencies like bitcoin, companies can’t deceive people about their products."
Jordan Pearson
2.18.16
News

A Failed Bitcoin Exchange Is Selling Everything and It's the Saddest Thing

Server racks are going for less than a coat rack.
Jordan Pearson
10.21.15
Motherboard Blog

Engineering the Bitcoin Gold Rush: An Interview with Yifu Guo, Creator of the First Purpose-Built Miner

"It’s not about how much bitcoin is worth. The exchange rate is irrelevant. It’s about the concept."
ALEC LIU
3.26.13
Motherboard Blog

A Guide to Bitcoin Mining: Why Someone Bought a $1,500 Bitcoin Miner on eBay for $20,600

There are bitcoin-savvy folks betting that paying 13 times the price of a machine will actually pay off.
ALEC LIU
3.22.13