bitmain

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
But Why

Why a Cryptocurrency Mining Giant Is Burning Money in a ‘Black Hole’

Bitmain’s AntPool has committed to “burning” 12 percent of Bitcoin Cash fees, illustrating cryptocurrency’s troubling economics.
Jordan Pearson
4.20.18
ASIC WTF

What Is an ASIC Miner and Is It the Future of Cryptocurrency?

What are application specific integrated circuits and why are cryptocurrency communities freaking out about them?
Daniel Oberhaus
4.9.18
BTC Ban

This City Just Passed the First Bitcoin Mining Ban in the US

Plattsburgh, New York has imposed an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining to prevent miners from using all the city’s cheap electricity.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.16.18
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
Trident

Bitcoin Is Forking. Again.

In November there will be three versions of the world's most popular cryptocurrency.
Jordan Pearson
8.16.17
never change

Welp, Bitcoin Might Still Fork on August 1

What is 'Bitcoin Cash'?
Jordan Pearson
7.25.17
Bitcoin

Bitcoiners Are Plotting Their ‘Independence Day’

But the plan has its risks.
Jordan Pearson
5.31.17
Side Effects

Someone Put the Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ Image in the Bitcoin Blockchain to Troll China

TFW you accidentally do a free speech.
Jordan Pearson
3.23.17