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  • Leading Chinese Bitcoin Miner Wants To Cash In On AI 21 Aug '17, 10pm

    Bitmain, the most influential company in the bitcoin economy by the sheer amount of processing power, or hash rate, that it controls, plans to unleash its bitcoin mining ASIC technology to AI applications . The company designed a new deep learning processor Sophon, named after a alien...

  • Former Bitcoin Developer Shares Early Satoshi Nakamoto Emails 11 Aug '17, 9pm

    Satoshi Nakamoto is Bitcoin's anonymous creator and absentee head of state. In the years since she (or he, or they) disappeared into the ether and left the technology in the hands of a few high-profile developers, Nakamoto's words have become nigh-gospel for some in the Bitcoin world....

  • Early Bitcoin User Interviewed By Federal Officers 26 Aug '14, 7am

    Both the summary and headline (on slashdot - it's different on TFA) are a bunch of horseshit. Here's what the headline looks like on TFA: A Law Enforcement Encounter: If you ran a Bitcoin related service before the thing hit $100 you prolly ought to be somewhat concerned and/or prepar...

  • Restaurant tests drone servers in Singapore 15 Feb '15, 9am

    Autonomous drone waiters have been unveiled this week in Singapore. The robotic staff members carry dishes and drinks back and forth from the kitchen to the customers to lessen plate-laden legwork. Designed and built by Singapore-based startup Infinium Robotics, the drones have taken ...

  • The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations 31 Aug '14, 9pm

    is the latest not-for-profit organization to accept bitcoin donations , as pointed out by a user on the Bitcoin subreddit. The organization is well known for their catalog of open-source software, including the ubiquitous Apache web server, Hadoop, Tomcat, Cassandra, and about 150 oth...

  • Web Service Offers Business-Class Hosting with Total Anonymity 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...

  • Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine - Slashdot 01 Aug '14, 5pm

    Bitcoin hardware vendor BitFury has opened a 20-megawatt data center to expand its cloud mining operations . The hashing center in the Republic of Georgia is filled with long rows of racks packed with specialized Bitcoin mining rigs powered by ASICs. It's the latest example of the Bit...

  • Bitcoin Hits New All-time High of $32 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...

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