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Obama gives go ahead for asteroid mining, ownership

Although the U.S. and Russia were at each other’s throats when it came to the 20th century space race, they did agree in 1967 that no state could claim ownership of celestial bodies. That hasn’t stopped some commercial ventures from doing so of course, even without legal binding, but now …

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New Biostar TB85 mainboard pushes bitcoin mining

Taipei electronics firm Biostar has announced a new motherboard, this timing pushing not only its abilities when it comes to the office or the game room, but the depths of its bitcoin mine as well. The TB85 supports both 4th generation i7 and i5 CPUs and up to 16GB of DDR3 …

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Retail pricing for Radeon graphics cards has normalised

Shortly after the launch of AMD’s most recent R9 GPU’s, retail prices went through the roof thanks to demand from digital currency miners. However, prices are currently back to normal and AMD is promising stability from now on, which will be good news to those looking to build a new …

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Biostar introduces mainboards with Bitcoin mining ASICs

Biostar, a second-tier maker of mainboards that specializes on various niche and unique solutions, this week introduced BTC-24GH, a special mainboard designed for Bitcoin mining and featuring 64 special-purpose ASICs [application-specific integrated circuits] which were specifically designed for mining of the virtual currency. In the world of crypto currencies, a …

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Gaming agency settles $1 million in bitcoin botnet case

Esports gaming organisation, ESEA, has settled out of court with its bitcoin botnet case, agreeing to pay the State of New Jersey a million dollars to make the case go away. That case of course, is the one where it illegally installed bitcoin mining software and spyware on its user’s …

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ESEA server client is infected with Bitcoin mining malware

The ESEA server client is designed to prevent cheaters, hackers and griefers in competitive online games like Counter Strike and Team Fortress 2. However recently it was discovered that for the past couple of weeks, the software had actually been home to a Bitcoin mining piece of malware too. The …

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Skype spread trojan could make you a bitcoin miner

A new trojan has been discovered that is being spread through innocuous looking Skype messages, giving ‘hackers’ control of your machine. Once they do so however, they aren’t creating a botnet, or stealing credit card details, but making you part of a distributed bitcoin mining network. Those hit with the …

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