Mining News 

Asus Announces New Graphics Cards Focused on Cryptocurrency Mining

One of the world’s largest technology hardware makers has announced new graphics cards (GPUs) aimed at the cryptocurrency mining market. Taiwan-based manufacturer Asus revaeled the Mining RX 470 and Mining P106, which were designed to handle the energy and heat intensive process of mining. Though not expressly pitched as such, the release is undoubtedly aimed at capturing some of the interest in mining ethereum. Bitcoin mining, by comparison, has evolved to a stage in which application-specific integrated circuits, or ASICs, are required to compete. Cryptocurrency mining is a process by which new transaction blocks to the…

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Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Publishes Software Release Candidate

The developers behind the open-source Hyperledger Fabric blockchain project have issued the software’s official release candidate. Announced yesterday via the project’s public mailing list, the release effectively moves the software, one of several separate enterprise distributed ledger code bases being incubated under the Hyperledger umbrella, one step closer to a formal version 1.0 launch. Jonathan Levi, founder of blockchain startup HACERA and a release manager for the project, sought to portray the announcement as a call to action to those seeking to leverage the software, framing it as evidence that Fabric…

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Ripple (payment protocol)

Ripple is a real-time gross settlement system (RTGS), currency exchange and remittance network by Ripple. Also called the Ripple Transaction Protocol (RTXP) or Ripple protocol, it is built upon a distributed open source Internet protocol, consensus ledger and native currency called XRP (ripples). Released in 2012, Ripple purports to enable “secure, instant and nearly free global financial transactions of any size with no chargebacks.” It supports tokens representing fiat currency, cryptocurrency, commodity or any other unit of value such as frequent flier miles or mobile minutes. At its core, Ripple is based…

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