Mining

cryptojacking

Steam Pulled an Indie Game Accused of Being an Elaborate Cryptocurrency Mining Scam

Steam game 'Abstractism' was pulled from the marketplace after users complained that it was hijacking their computers to mine cryptocurrency, and that the game developers were scamming players with in-game assets.
Matthew Gault
7.30.18
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
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
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
Banhammer

The City That Banned Bitcoin Mining

Plattsburgh, NY voted to place an 18-month moratorium on new commercial cryptocurrency mines in the city on Thursday. Here's why, and what comes next for cities that have had a Bitcoin gold rush.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.16.18
Banhammer

A Small American Town Wants to Put a Moratorium on Bitcoin Mining

Plattsburgh is worried about Bitcoin’s energy consumption.
Jordan Pearson
3.6.18
HODL

‘Bitcoin Tycoon' Video Game Will Let Players 'Understand the Bitterness Behind Mining'

Struggling to pay your electric bill is fun when it’s a game.
Matthew Gault
3.6.18
420BTC

You Can Use a Weed Grow Tent to Cool Your Bitcoin Mining Rig

A cool, but noisy way to cool your cryptocurrency
Matthew Gault
3.5.18
cryptocurrency

Hackers Infiltrated Tesla to Mine Cryptocurrency

The latest cryptojacking scheme targeted the car manufacturer.
Mack DeGeurin
2.20.18
thanks a lot

Cryptocurrency Miners Are 'Limiting' the Search for Alien Life

Berkely's SETI project can't get its hands on the latest graphics cards, which are popular with cryptocurrency miners.
Matthew Gault
2.14.18
suggestion box

Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay for Journalism Is Not the Worst Idea I've Ever Heard

When Salon tried a new way to monetize users with adblockers, everybody hated it.
Jordan Pearson
2.14.18
Technologies

The Plan to Extract Rare Earth Metals from Coal Mining Waste

The government and industry groups have given West Virginia University over $3 million to study whether it’s a feasible idea.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.14.18