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Amazon Bitcoin rumor sends crypto soaring [Update: Amazon denies]

Amazon Bitcoin rumor sends crypto soaring [Update: Amazon denies]

Amazon is working on accepting Bitcoin payments and could even create its own token, according to a new leak, though it's unclear just how eager the world's biggest retailer is to wade into the volatile world of crypto. Though it may have cornered the market in online sales, Amazon's taste for currency currently skews old-school.

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Watch Malaysian officials destroy hundreds of mining rigs with steamroller

Watch Malaysian officials destroy hundreds of mining rigs with steamroller

Officials in Malaysia have taken drastic measures to ensure more than a thousand mining rigs won't make their way back onto the market to siphon more energy from the nation's power grid. Local media has published a video of 1,069 mining rigs spread across the ground where they're systematically flattened using a massive steamroller.

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A digital euro is being developed – and faces big questions

A digital euro is being developed – and faces big questions

A digital euro is being developed, with the European Central Bank confirming that it's working on its own cross-border online currency, though not committing to actually launch the new virtual coin. The digital euro would be safer, more private, and more flexible, the organization insists, aiming to do for online transactions what the physical euro has done across the European Union.

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Square Bitcoin hardware wallet confirmed: Here’s what we know

Square Bitcoin hardware wallet confirmed: Here’s what we know

In early June, Jack Dorsey revealed that Square was looking into the possibility of launching its own Bitcoin hardware wallet, one that, he said at the time, would be built "entirely in the open, from software to hardware design, and in collaboration with the community." Fast-forward a little more than a month and Dorsey is back with an update on the plan.

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Residents claim massive bitcoin mining operation is heating up a local lake

Residents claim massive bitcoin mining operation is heating up a local lake

Residents in upstate New York are angry because they say a large bitcoin mining operation is heating up Seneca Lake. Seneca Lake is one of the largest Finger Lakes in upstate New York. Typically, the lake is used heavily for boating, fishing, swimming, and other leisure activities in the summer. However, residents say that a gas-fired power plant nearby pollutes the air and heats up the lake.

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What is NFT: Meaning in a token, explained by Tim Berners-Lee

What is NFT: Meaning in a token, explained by Tim Berners-Lee

An NFT called "Source Code for the WWW" was sold on June 30, 2021 for a winning bid of 5,435,500 USD. This NFT was created by Tim Berners-Lee, the writer of the code that would become the internet. This NFT (non-fungible token) is roughly the equivalent of if Jonas Salk had at some point written down the formulation and production processes for his polio vaccine and put said piece of paper up for auction.

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Robinhood warns of possible Dogecoin disaster as it files for IPO

Robinhood warns of possible Dogecoin disaster as it files for IPO

Robinhood has filed for its IPO, and the popular investment platform is boasting unexpected profitability - and warning of the potential Dogecoin risk. It's been a hectic year or so for the company, which now says it turned a small $7.45 million profit in 2020, compared to $107 million in losses the previous year.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin price drops with China power chops

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin price drops with China power chops

Chinese government officials cut power to cryptocurrency mining operations on Monday morning, resulting to an immediate drop in price for the coin and related cryptocurrency. This is the latest in a line of similar targeted operations in China aimed at cutting down on mining operations throughout the country here in the year 2021. Officials suggested this year that cracking down on crypto mining is aimed at bringing the country closer to environmental goals as a significant amount of the energy used was (and continues to be) generated by coal power stations.

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Crucial SSDs used for Chia cryptomining no longer void warranty

Crucial SSDs used for Chia cryptomining no longer void warranty

Cryptocurrencies have not only changed the way some see and exchange money, it has also changed how some companies make and sell computer components. By moving money to the purely digital realm, cryptocurrencies have also shifted the burden of "making" to computer hardware. CPUs and GPUs are the prime targets, but now even SSDs are also fair game. The latter, however, might be on the losing end of the wear and tear battle, forcing SSD makers to make changes to their warranty policies, sometimes in questionable and bewildering ways like what Micron's Crucial consumer SSD brand almost did.

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El Salvador’s audacious volcanic Bitcoin mining has the IMF on alert

El Salvador’s audacious volcanic Bitcoin mining has the IMF on alert

El Salvador plans to use volcanic power to mine Bitcoin, the latest unexpected twist as the country makes the cryptocurrency a parallel legal tender. While El Salvador will continue to use the US dollar, as it has since 2001, it will also accept Bitcoin at the same time, a move which had frustrated environmentalists concerned about the energy requirements to mine the virtual coins.

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Justice Department recovers 63 bitcoins paid in Colonial Pipeline ransom

Justice Department recovers 63 bitcoins paid in Colonial Pipeline ransom

The US Department of Justice has announced that it recovered more than 63 bitcoins that Colonial Pipeline had paid as part of a ransomware attack. The bitcoins are currently worth around $2.3 million, though they don't represent the full sum the pipeline company paid to the hackers behind the cyberattack.

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Square Bitcoin hardware wallet floated by Jack Dorsey

Square Bitcoin hardware wallet floated by Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey revealed that Square was considering creating a Bitcoin hardware wallet this week. He suggested that "if we do it", they'll build it "in the open, from software to hardware design, and in collaboration with the community." Jack suggested that if they do it, they'll do it with principals like "bitcoin is for everyone" and "no keys, no cheese."

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