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Jun 21, 2021

AMD & NVIDIA Graphics Card Prices Returning To Normal As GPU Supply & Availability Continues To Improve

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AMD & NVIDIA graphics card prices are showing signs of recovery with improves supply & availability as we enter the third quarter of 2021.


AMD & NVIDIA graphics card prices are showing signs of recovery as we enter the third quarter of 2021. Based on 3DCenter’s latest report, it looks like the worst is over and GPU supply is returning to normal as seen on various European retailers.

AMD & NVIDIA Graphics Card Prices Returning To Normal As GPU Market Shows Signs of Recovery, Availability and Supply Improving Too

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Jun 19, 2021

Man invests $20 in obscure cryptocurrency, becomes trillionaire overnight, at least temporarily

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Sadly for Chris Williamson, he is unable to withdraw his $1.4-trillion fortune. He believes his newfound wealth was due to a glitch in the Coinbase system.

Jun 18, 2021

How scientists are embracing NFTs

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The arguments over NFTs in science are similarly heated, with some saying they provide an incentive to showcase science to the public; a new method of fundraising; and even a way for people to earn royalties when pharmaceutical companies buy access to their genomic data. Others say that NFTs — which operate in a similar way to digital cryptocurrencies — are just needless energy pouring into a market bubble that’s sure to burst.


Is a trend of auctioning non-fungible tokens based on scientific data a fascinating art fad, an environmental disaster or the future of monetized genomics?

Jun 18, 2021

Goldman Sachs ramps up bitcoin trading in new partnership with Mike Novogratzs Galaxy Digital

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Goldman Sachs ramps up bitcoin trading in new partnership with Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital.


The bank has begun trading bitcoin futures with Galaxy Digital, the crypto merchant bank founded by Mike Novogratz, CNBC has learned.

The trades represent the first time that Goldman has used a digital assets firm as a counterparty since the investment bank set up its cryptocurrency desk last month, according to Galaxy co-president Damien Vanderwilt.

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Jun 16, 2021

Panama to Present Crypto-Related Bill in July

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Following El Salvador, opposition politician Gabriel Silva says he is seeking consensus to make cryptocurrency legal tender in Panama.

Jun 9, 2021

Interactive Brokers will offer crypto trading by the end of the summer

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Elon Musk

Interactive Brokers — seen as the e-broker with some of the most sophisticated clientele — is slated to start trading cryptocurrencies on its platform in the coming months.

“Customers certainly are asking for [crypto trading] and we expect to be ready to offer it to them by the end of the summer,” Interactive Brokers Chairman and CEO Thomas Peterffy said Wednesday at the Piper Sandler Global Exchange & FinTech Conference.

Investors, both retail and institutional, have poured into bitcoin and other digital assets in 2021. Bitcoin’s price has soared to above $34000 from the $9000 in June of 2020. The price of bitcoin has experienced wild volatility recently due to headlines on a China crackdown, Elon Musk and investors taking excessive risk.

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Jun 7, 2021

US recovers millions in cryptocurrency paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

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U.S. investigators have recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency that Colonial Pipeline paid hackers last month to end a ransomware attack on its systems.

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced Monday afternoon that the Department of Justice “found and recaptured the majority of the ransom” paid to the DarkSide network, the group responsible for the attack.

Paul Abbate, the deputy director of the FBI, said the bureau successfully seized the ransom funds from a bitcoin wallet that DarkSide used to collect Colonial Pipeline’s payment.

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Jun 4, 2021

Leaked Nvidia cryptocurrency card could be powerful enough to save gaming GPUs from the mines

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The Nvidia 170HX could offer an Ethereum hash rate way in excess of an RTX 3090 for less power.


The latest rumours point to a brand new Nvidia cryptocurrency mining processor that’s capable of an Ethereum mining hash rate 164MH/s. If you’re not familiar with the hash rates of cryptocurrency mining, that make it an absolute whopper of a card—the GeForce RTX 3090 is somewhere in the region of 120-130MH/s. Wild, right?

It’s called the 170HX, says Twitter leaker 9550Pro, and it will feature 4480 CUDA Cores and run at 250W. Its secret, how it manages to out mine a beefier card in the 350W RTX 3090, is the choice of memory. There’s just 8GB of it on the reported card but that 8GB is made up of HBM2e, the HBM in which literally stands for High Bandwidth Memory.

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May 28, 2021

Chia Is a New Way to Waste Resources for Cryptocurrency

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What Bitcoin does for electricity and Ethereum for video cards, Chia does for hard disks.

May 23, 2021

Crypto miners halt China business after Beijing cracks down, bitcoin tumbles

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Cryptocurrency mining operators, including a Huobi Mall and BTC.TOP, are suspending their China operations after Beijing stepped up its efforts to crack down on bitcoin mining and trading, sending the digital currency tumbling.


Cryptocurrency miners, including HashCow and BTC.TOP, have halted their China operations after Beijing intensified a crackdown on bitcoin mining and trading, hammering digital currencies amid heightened global regulatory scrutiny of them.

A State Council committee led by Vice Premier Liu He announced the crackdown late on Friday — the first time the council has targeted virtual currency mining, a big business in China that accounts for as much as 70% of the world’s crypto supply. read more

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