Former Russian Economics Minister Sees Huge Potential for Cryptocurrency
Oct23

Former Russian Economics Minister Sees Huge Potential for Cryptocurrency

Herman Gref, the former Russian minister of economics and trade and the current CEO of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, recently articulated his expectation that cryptocurrency will have a profoundly transformative effect upon society in coming decades. Despite his longer-term outlook, Gref also expressed his belief that cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology still needs up to five years to mature. Also...

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Japanese Regulator to Host Regular Global Cryptocurrency Roundtable
Oct23

Japanese Regulator to Host Regular Global Cryptocurrency Roundtable

Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency, has exclusively shared with news.Bitcoin.com the details of its first-ever roundtable on cryptocurrency oversight. Regulators from over 15 countries participated in the event to share information and discuss cryptocurrency regulatory issues. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Roundtable for Global Regulators The Japanese...

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Samsung Begins 7nm Chip Production
Oct23

Samsung Begins 7nm Chip Production

After delivering 10nm semiconductor technology, the electronics giant Samsung has announced the firm’s foundry has started production of its EUV-based 7nm LPP process. Lately, Bitcoin mining rig manufacturers have added more pressure to the significant global demand for high-performance chips. At the moment there are only a couple of foundries producing them. Also Read: Bitmain Offers Wi-Fi Routers Mining Cryptocurrencies...

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Bitmain Launches Asicboost Firmware Support for Antminers
Oct23

Bitmain Launches Asicboost Firmware Support for Antminers

On Oct. 20, Bitmain launched a new firmware upgrade for the company’s Antminer S9 mining rigs that allows for the activation of overt Asicboost. The firm also explained that in roughly one week the company will release overt Asicboost firmware for all BM1387-based models manufactured by Bitmain. The China-based company joins a slew of other cryptocurrency mining organizations that have been overtly processing blocks with the...

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Genesis Global’s Bitcoin Loans Hit $553M in 6 Months
Oct23

Genesis Global’s Bitcoin Loans Hit $553M in 6 Months

Genesis Global Trading has released a financial report for the third quarter that shows the U.S. cryptocurrency lender provided $553 million worth of digital asset loans. These were issued to corporate borrowers such as hedge funds and trading firms in the form of BTC, BCH, ETH and other cryptocurrencies.  Also read: World’s Biggest Banks Helped Clients Steal $63 Billion in Taxes in Europe Institutional Investors...

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