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  • Bitcoin Protocol Vulnerability Could Lead To a Collapse - Slashdot

    slashdot.org 04 Nov '13, 11pm

    "Cornell researchers unveiled an attack on the Bitcoin mining protocol that enables selfish mining pools to earn more than their fair share. In a technical report the authors explain this attack can be performed by a pool of any size. Rational miners will join this pool to increase th...

  • Web Service Offers Business-Class Hosting with Total Anonymity

    slashdot.org 08 Jul '13, 9pm

    In most outsourcing or Web-hosting contracts, the identity, history, credibility and reliability of the hosting company gets a long, hard look from most prospective clients. Potential clients get the same kind of look from providers concerned their facilities could be used as bases fo...

  • Bitcoin Hits New All-time High of $32

    slashdot.org 28 Feb '13, 9pm

    "Bitcoin tops its previous all-time high of $31.91 and in doing so it proves to be quite a resilient virtual currency. To the supporters of Bitcoin this does not come as a surprise, since we have seen the likes of WordPress, Reddit and Mega embrace it. Recently Namecheap also confirme...

  • Flattr Adds Support For Funding In Bitcoin

    slashdot.org 06 Jul '13, 7am

    No, the initial investment was not a tiny amount of CPU time. The initial investment was in watching out for a workable decentralized currency and potentially trying out a lot of stuff that failed until one day bitcoin came along and was actually semi-successful. You are looking at it...

  • Bitcoin GPU Miners still going strong - Slashdot

    slashdot.org 02 Dec '12, 11pm

    "One of the predictions that I posted might happen when the mining reward dropped from 50 BTC to 25 is that GPU Miners will get switched off because the price in electricity to run them would far outweigh the bitcoin reward they generate, I proposed that this would lead to a drop in t...

  • Butterfly Labs push back bitcoin ASIC delivery (Again) - Slashdot

    slashdot.org 12 Dec '12, 11pm

    "In a not totally unexpected move Butterfly Labs have pushed back the delivery date of their next generation ASIC bitcoin mining products. In a statement on the Butterfly Labs Forums dated the 10th of December BFL_Josh writes “After talking with our liaison tonight and still having no...

  • Dissecting Bitcoin Block 210,000 - Slashdot

    slashdot.org 30 Nov '12, 2am

    "The chatter is a buzz in the bitcion community, the 210,000th bitcoin block has been mined, there are now 10,499,925 bitcoins and the reward miners receive from solving a block has dropped from 50 to 25 bitcoins. At precisely 2012-11-28 15:24:55 UTC a miner called Laughingbear submit...

  • Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters

    slashdot.org 16 Sep '12, 6pm

    "Clover Trail, Intel's newly announced 'Linux proof' processor, is already a dead end for technical and business reasons . Clover Trail is said to include power-management that will make the Atom run longer under Windows. It had better, since Atom currently provides about 1/4 of the p...

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