Bitmain's Latest Bitcoin Miner Update Activates Controversial 'AsicBoost'

More from: | Coindesk | 0 Bitcoin mining computer manufacturer Bitmain has released a software update for its Antminer s9 devices, using controversial code to allow them to more efficiently mine bitcoin. Bitmain announced Monday that the just-released firmware will support “overt AsicBoost” functionality, bringing a speed boost to the... Read more

Monero Fees Fall to Almost Zero After 'Bulletproofs' Upgrade

More from: | Coindesk | 0 Transaction fees on monero, the 10th largest cryptocurrency network, have fallen sharply after last Thursday’s system-wide software update. The reduction comes in the wake of the platform’s activation of a highly-anticipated new form of cryptography named “bulletproofs,” a new technology that seeks to make the monero network’s... Read more

Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Compliance Tools from Chainalysis

More from: | Coindesk | 0 Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is working with crypto compliance and investigation software provider Chainalysis to implement a new global compliance solution, the companies announced Wednesday. As part of the partnership, Chainalysis will provide access to its “Know Your Transaction” compliance... Read more

Qtum Blockchain Becomes Amazon Web Services Partner in China

More from: | Coindesk | 0 Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) China division is partnering with public blockchain project Qtum. The partnership sees the on-demand cloud computing giant working with a cryptocurrency project with a $325 million market capitalization, making it the 29th largest cryptocurrency, to develop blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) solutions for enterprises... Read more