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Asus Allows Gamers to Mine Crypto With Their Idle Graphics Cards

Taiwan-based tech giant Asus is now letting gamers use the number crunching power of their graphics cards to earn a share of profits from cryptocurrency mining.

Intel Wins Patent for Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining

Global tech giant Intel, known for its widely-used computer processors, has won a patent connected to its work in the area of cryptocurrency mining.

Russian Economic Minister Says BTC Is ‘Soap Bubble’ But Lauds Crypto’s Influence on Tech

The Minister of Economic Development of Russia referred to Bitcoin (BTC) as a “soap bubble” that has led to investors’ losses, Russian informational agency RBK reported Nov. 28.

Microsoft Japan Partners With Startup to Increase Domestic Blockchain Uptake

The Japanese arm of computer giant Microsoft has partnered with nascent blockchain startup LayerX to “accelerate” uptake of the technology, Cointelegraph Japan reported Nov. 30.

Mining Giant Bitmain Launches Crypto Index for Investors

Beijing-based cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain has launched a new cryptocurrency index as a benchmark for investors.

Manila Residents Paid in Ethereum For Cleaning Up Philippines’ Polluted Beaches

A decentralized application (dApp) based on the Ethereum (ETH) network will begin rewarding residents of Manila, the Philippines, with ETH for cleaning up a heavily polluted beach in the capital city of the nation.

Malaysia’s Finance Minister: Crypto Regulation to be Enforced in Q1 2019

Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has revealed that a new set of comprehensive regulations guiding the activities of crypto exchanges and ICOs will come into effect in Q1 2019.

South Korea to Test Blockchain-based Voting Prior to Integration with Online Voting

Blockchain voting could soon be a reality in South Korea if the trial on a system based on distributed ledger technology turns out successfully.

Amazon Gets Deeper into Blockchain, What Does it Mean For Crypto?

When huge tech or commerce companies get into blockchain it makes the headlines. They don’t come much bigger than retail giant Amazon which has just launched two new distributed ledger services.

For Asian Miners To Continue To Survive, Efficiency Has To Be Doubled Down

When Bitcoin was introduced, very few individuals understood what it was let alone what it could achieve. Although a few prominent investors were interested, the crash of BTC thanks to the Mt. Gox hack plus the overall levels of uncertainty linked to BTC made investors uncertain and refrained from investing. However, through the years, more ...

Former Huobi Executive Floats New Cryptocurrency Exchange in Singapore

It would seem that tech entrepreneurs like James Ju aren’t put off by the current state of the cryptocurrency market, so much so that he has rounded up a group of investors to fund his latest venture of opening a crypto exchange.

China Revises Crypto Ranking — BTC Upgraded

China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has updated its crypto project ranking for this month, moving BTC up several places while still favoring EOS and Ethereum.