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Supermicro Shows Off Intel Nervana NNP-T Servers: 8-Way PCIe and OAM (e-cryptonews.com) 12/04/2019 - 2:00pm
One of the key elements to deep learning and training is lots of very dense compute, as well as the dense servers to go through the computation. Intel’s Nervana NNP-T Spring Crest silicon, which we saw at Hot Chips earlier this year, is the ‘big training silicon’ that came out of the acquisition with Nervana: a 680 mm2 built on TSMC 16nm with...
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Changing Tides in India? Power Ledger to Help Build P2P Platform in India as New Rules Near (blockonomi.com) 12/04/2019 - 9:07am
The team behind Power Ledger , a peer-to-peer renewable energy marketplace that partly relies on Ethereum, is teaming up with the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to pilot a P2P energy trading platform. The province is notably home to more than 200 million citizens. Zooming out, the state government’s blockchain embrace comes as some of India’s top...
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Amazon Announces Graviton2 SoC Along With New AWS Instances: 64-Core Arm With Large Performance Uplifts (e-cryptonews.com) 12/03/2019 - 11:30am
We only recently reported on the story that Amazon are designing a custom server SoC based on Arm’s Neoverse N1 CPU platforms, only for Amazon to now officially announce the new Graviton2 processor as well as AWS instances based on the new hardware. AWS Re:Invent Event Twitter The new Graviton2 SoC is a custom design by Amazon’s own in-house...
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Softbank introduces innovative blockchain wallet debit card (bitcoin.worldnewsoffice.com) 12/03/2019 - 7:30am
Softbank (SBC), one of the most important bank services in Japan, has announced the launch of a new debit card, which comes with an integrated blockchain wallet. To create this new type of debit card, Softbank incorporated unique Internet of Things (IoT) chips inside the plastic. This allows the card to have a dual function […]
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Imagination Announces A-Series GPU Architecture: “Most Important Launch in 15 Years” (e-cryptonews.com) 12/02/2019 - 7:00pm
There are very few companies in the world able to claim a history in the graphics market dating back to the “golden age” of the 90’s. Among the handful of survivors of that era are of course NVIDIA and AMD (formerly ATI), but there is also Imagination Technologies. The company has been around since the early days of graphics accelerators and has...
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NVIDIA Announces AI-Based Blockchain Platform for Healthcare Industry (beincrypto.com) 12/02/2019 - 8:38am
GPU and system chips manufacturer NVIDIA has released a new blockchain and artificial intelligence-based computing platform that assists healthcare providers in reducing the analyses of complex 3D models from hours to minutes. The ‘intelligent edge’ platform, called Clara Federated Learning , brings deep learning models to the healthcare industry...
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The big controversy: What is ASIC-resistance? (blog.genesis-mining.com) 11/29/2019 - 10:50am
1. About ASIC-resistance “ASICs, or “Application Specific Integrated Circuit” are computers that are created to serve a specific use case and task. For Cryptocurrencies, ASIC devices are designed to participate in the process of mining Bitcoin (or other cryptocurrencies). Bitcoin, being the largest cryptocurrency by hashrate ( Almost 100 ExaHashes...
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Aiming for Atoms: The Art of Making Chips Smaller (e-cryptonews.com) 11/28/2019 - 3:52pm
In the world of computer chips, bigger numbers are often better. More cores, higher GHz, greater FLOPs, all desired by engineers and users alike. But there is one measure that’s hot news right now and the smaller, the better. But just exactly what is it and why it’s so important? Why is it measured in nanometers and why are we going all Sesame...
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The Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review: Top Hardware without Google? (e-cryptonews.com) 11/27/2019 - 9:00am
It’s been roughly 2 months now since Huawei announced the new Mate 30 Pro as well as the Kirin 990 chipsets. As an unusual hectic fall season finally calms down, it’s been due time to have a closer look at the new the company’s new flagship device and new silicon chipset. There’s no beating around the bush that one aspect that vastly overshadowed...
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The Golden Age Of Ever-Changing Computer Architecture (hackaday.com) 11/27/2019 - 2:02am
Since then the process for manufacturing custom chips has massively improved. The results are obvious. For instance, the popularity of Bitcoin mining drove many new ASIC designs, as specialty hardware ...
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Core Scientific opens Calvert data center (paducahsun.com) 11/26/2019 - 6:21pm
Bitcoin miners use powerful Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) computing chips to compete to correctly solve the encryption puzzle . • When a miner is successful, the block is incorporated ...
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Bitcoin’s power-consumption problem: solved? (businesscomputingworld.co.uk) 11/26/2019 - 10:18am
Researchers from Columbia and Paris-Sud universities suggest photonic chips could make Bitcoin mining at least 10 times more energy-efficient. This is a companion discussion topic for the original ...
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CWI’s first Dijkstra Fellows: David Chaum and Guido van Rossum (bits-chips.nl) 11/25/2019 - 1:34am
Spin-off Digicash emerged from his research work. Chaum developed eCash, the precursor of the bitcoin, under the flag of Digicash. Van Rossum’s Python is currently one of the most used programming ...
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Ethereum Price Trend Depicts Steep Fall; Approaches Crucial Support Area (cryptonewsz.com) 11/22/2019 - 4:57am
Ethereum is one of the Blue Chips among cryptocurrencies, and currently, it is ranked no. 2 by Market Cap. Ethereum is a decentralized smart contract platform where Ether (ETH) is used as a native token. Ethereum Price Analysis: On a 1-week chart, it is clear that the price has been rejected and moving towards key … The post Ethereum Price Trend...
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Vechain(VET) in talks with Accenture. Bithumb denies Shanghai Raid, BTC saved by Photonic chips? 11/22/2019 - 2:04am

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Can Photonic Chips save Bitcoin from its Disastrous Future? (blockpublisher.com) 11/21/2019 - 3:04pm
In 2017 when Bitcoins bubble burst everyone thought that the Bitcoins reign was over and this will be the end of the cryptocurrency. But as Bitcoins price pummeled something strange happened even ...
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Can photonic chips save Bitcoin? - MIT Technology Review (technologyreview.com) 11/21/2019 - 4:40am
Can photonic chips save Bitcoin? MIT Technology Review
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FPGA Mining: How Field Programmable Gate Arrays Work (masterthecrypto.com) 11/21/2019 - 12:37am
FPGA mining in the cryptocurrency world is a new emerging trend set to change the way blockchain-based coins and tokens are mined due to being very efficient in comparison to GPU and CPU mining performances. FPGA, or a Field Programmable Gate Array, is a unique integrated type of a blank digital circuit used in various types of technology and...
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Can photonic chips save Bitcoin? (technologyreview.com) 11/20/2019 - 8:44pm
When the Bitcoin bubble burst at the end of 2017, the cryptocurrency’s value dropped from over $17,000 to less than $7,000 in just a few days. Global news coverage suggested that the currency boom ...
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Intel Publishes Letter to Customers Apologizing for CPU Shipment Delays (e-cryptonews.com) 11/20/2019 - 4:30pm
In a move that I don’t believe has precedence within the x86 CPU industry, Intel this afternoon has publicly published a letter to its customers and partners apologizing for ongoing CPU shipment delays. The letter, from Intel’s EVP and GM of Sales, Marketing and Communications, Michelle Johnston Holthaus, addresses the ongoing supply shortage,...
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Two firms merge to open 100-acre bitcoin mining farm in Texas, with a capacity of one gigawatt (theblockcrypto.com) 11/20/2019 - 8:39am
Whinstone US Inc., a Louisiana-based developer of high-speed data centers, and Northern Bitcoin AG, a Germany-based bitcoin mining firm, have merged to open a 100-acre bitcoin mining farm in the U.S. state of Texas. Jointly announced Monday, Whinstone and Northern Bitcoin said the farm will be the “largest bitcoin mining facility worldwide with a...
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Nvidia Chips Are The 'Engine Of Artificial Intelligence,' CEO Tells Cramer (finance.yahoo.com) 11/20/2019 - 5:41am
What Nvidia Said Nvidia's recent earnings reports have shown some near-term struggles in the data center and cryptocurrency businesses, Cramer said. Given an opportunity to respond, Nvidia CEO Jensen ...
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Stocks Are a Victim of Their Own Success (forbes.com) 11/20/2019 - 1:02am
While the most paranoid investors piled money into gold, bonds and bitcoin again, some of the biggest gains in stocks were made in homebuilders, chips, and joined by cyclical financial and industrial ...
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Cryptocurrency Company Promises to Teach Blockchain Basics to Local Students (thejournal.com) 11/19/2019 - 3:02pm
A company that produces chips for hardware used in blockchain and artificial intelligence applications has launched a mining farm in Texas and committed to teaching blockchain to local students.
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How to Beat the FAANGS (economyandmarkets.com) 11/18/2019 - 7:11am
as things like semiconductor chips had They must have broad applications across many sectors They must also be a launching pad for further innovations I have been saying that blockchain technologies ...
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Ethereum “Money Lego” Compound Secures $25 Million Series A (blockonomi.com) 11/15/2019 - 9:26am
Compound , the builders behind one of the most popular decentralized finance apps on Ethereum , just raised an impressive $25 million war chest in a Series A fundraising round that was backed by some of the cryptocurrency arena’s biggest investors. Revealed on November 14th, the Series A raise saw venture capital firms like Andreesen Horowitz (...
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Will Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Rise Like a Phoenix? (cryptonewsz.com) 11/14/2019 - 9:12am
Bitcoin Cash is one of the Blue chips of Altcoins and currently ranked no. 4 as per the Coingecko and has a Market Cap of 4.9 Billion Dollars, just below Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. BCH was created by forking Bitcoin in 2017, and it was further forked in 2018; new chain was named Bitcoin SV … The post Will Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Rise Like a Phoenix...
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Rambus Unveils PCIe 5.0 Controller & PHY (e-cryptonews.com) 11/13/2019 - 3:00pm
Rambus has developed a comprehensive PCIe 5.0 and CXL interface solution for chips built using 7 nm process technologies. The interface is now available for licensing by SoC designers and will enable them to bring PCIe 5.0/CXL-supporting hardware to the market faster. Rambus’ PCIe 5.0 solution includes a controller core originally developed by...
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Linux vs. Zombieland v2: The security battle continues (e-cryptonews.com) 11/13/2019 - 10:12am
Here’s the bad news: We’re going to keep seeing fundamental Intel CPU security holes popping open until every last one of the current generations of these chips is in landfills. Zombieland v2 is only the latest of a line of problems, which go back to Meltdown and Spectre. The “good” news is for now Intel and the operating system companies are...
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Bitmain & Canaan IPOs: The New Bitcoin Mining Gold Rush (blockonomi.com) 11/13/2019 - 4:14am
Bitmain Technologies and Canaan Creative — two of the major Bitcoin mining firms are not prepared to give up hope of successfully navigating an IPO listing, this time in the US. With the top-ranked crypto experiencing significant gains in 2019, both mining behemoths have resurrected their IPO plans. However, previous failed attempts and the need...
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China’s Bitcoin Mining Firm Canaan Creative to Launch Its IPO Next Week on Nasdaq (coinspeaker.com) 11/12/2019 - 8:37am
Coinspeaker China’s Bitcoin Mining Firm Canaan Creative to Launch Its IPO Next Week on Nasdaq Canaan Creative , the Chinese Bitcoin mining company is all set to go public by listing its shares on the Nasdaq trading platform next week on November 20. As we have already reported , Canaan filed for its U.S. IPO on October 28, with Galaxy Digital,...
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No Threat of Centralization: How Exchanges View the Mining Industry (cryptobriefing.com) 11/12/2019 - 7:46am
Coinbase, Kraken and other cryptocurrency exchanges are taking positions on proof-of-work consensus and Bitcoin mining. Despite criticisms against proof-of-work, they argue there is little risk of centralization-induced attacks. Proof-of-work is one of Bitcoin’s core features which allows to reach consensus and keep the blockchain secure. Miners...
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Chinese Police Conduct Snap Raid of MicroBT Premises, Arrests CEO (insidebitcoins.com) 11/12/2019 - 5:41am
Zuoxing Yang, the founder and head of Chinese cryptocurrency rig manufacturer MicroBT, has been put in police custody after investigations into intellectual property theft were leveled against him. Yang was taken into custody by the Shenzhen Police on November 8, with law enforcement claiming that his presence was required in a bid to help their...
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Why is it that online casino utilize potato chips without hard cash along the kitchen tables? (thesundayleader.lk) 11/10/2019 - 11:16am
This is also true with our flash games, similar to the Chemin de fer Antique Substantial Tumbler the place high-quality flowing images and then reasonable sound clips improve joy your cryptocurrency ...
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Building a World Where Data Privacy Exists Online (nytimes.com) 11/10/2019 - 12:00am
When people go online, data is collected and stored on centralized servers that are vulnerable to attack. But Professor Song and her colleagues believe that by marrying specialized computer chips and ...
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Bitcoin’s Upcoming Halving Exposes Long-Term Security Issues (cryptobriefing.com) 11/09/2019 - 9:34pm
Bitcoin’s network security largely depends on block rewards, not transaction fees. Will fees alone be enough to sustain the network as halvings continue to erode miner revenues? What does network security mean? The decentralization and immutability of a blockchain network lies in its resistance to the double-spend problem. For proof-of-work, this...
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Hong Kong start-ups lack Shenzhen’s international focus, limiting opportunities, survey finds (scmp.com) 11/09/2019 - 7:24pm
They don’t have the mindset of an investor,” Lee said. Hong Kong-designed chips set for rising sales to Greater Bay Area Jeffrey Ren Yu-nan, CEO of OKLink Fintech, which employs blockchain technology ...
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TFSA Investors: 2 Canadian Blue-Chip Stocks That Can Still Make You Rich! (fool.ca) 11/08/2019 - 12:32am
Blue chips aren’t going to make you filthy rich overnight like penny stocks, marijuana stocks, Bitcoin, or any other sort of speculative asset. While they pale in comparison to such spec stocks on the ...
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Chinese police arrest former Bitmain employee, who is now CEO of its rival MicroBT (businesscomputingworld.co.uk) 11/07/2019 - 11:31pm
Police in China have arrested Yang Zuoxing, a former employee of cryptocurrency mining chips manufacturer Bitmain, who is now the CEO of its rival MicroBT, the maker of WhatsMiner bitcoin miners. This ...
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IDAX Exchange Will List BPX Tokens for Creating a Precise Crypto Prediction System (cryptonewsz.com) 11/07/2019 - 8:00am
Bispex (BPX) to be listed on global exchange IDAX. After listing, users will be able to trade in BPX/USDT and BPX/ETH trading pairs. Depositing of chips will start on November 11, while it will go on live for trading from the next day. The withdrawal of tokens will start from November 13 onwards. Bispex is … The post IDAX Exchange Will List BPX...
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HTSM awards 25,000 euros to five research teams (bits-chips.nl) 11/07/2019 - 12:44am
Credit: Holland High Tech The projects concern patient-friendly screening of breast cancer, blockchain for a sustainable building environment, a sensor for tracking animal diseases, crime scene ...
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What it means to own your data in USV co-founder Brad Burnham’s brave new world (theblockcrypto.com) 11/06/2019 - 10:13am
Martine Paris is a freelance tech reporter who covers AI, consumer tech, crypto and blockchain for Fast Company, VentureBeat, CoinDesk, The Block, Modern Consensus, Pocket Gamer and other media outlets. She is a frequent speaker at leading tech conferences and serves on the CES Digital Money Forum programming committee. Follow her on Twitter @...
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Intel’s EMIB Now Between Two High TDP Die: The New Stratix 10 GX 10M FPGA (e-cryptonews.com) 11/05/2019 - 7:30pm
The best thing about manufacturing Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) is that you can make the silicon very big. The nature of the repeatable unit design can absorb issues with a process technology, and as a result we often see FPGAs be the largest silicon dies that enter the market for a given manufacturing process. When you get to the limit...
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GlobalFoundries and SiFive to Design HBM2E Implementation on 12LP/12LP+ (e-cryptonews.com) 11/05/2019 - 3:00pm
GlobalFoundries and SiFive announced on Tuesday that they will be co-developing an implementation of HBM2E memory for GloFo’s 12LP and 12LP+ FinFET process technologies. The IP package will enable SoC designers to quickly integrate HBM2E support into designs for chips that need significant amounts of bandwidth. The HBM2E implementation by...
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