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For many people who use exchanges to make trades, often times we’re of the belief that everything is fair play and volume metrics work the same way as they do on most stock trading platforms. If we lose money, it’s usually because our idea for trade was shaky or we didn’t have quite the insight we thought we had. However, that might not always be the case.

Transaction mining incentivizes trade bots and making constant trades back and forth between two users.

Behind the scenes, some exchanges use what is called transaction mining whereby exchanges rebate users with their own exchange coin when a transaction is made. …


Is it a scam?!

Sorry I had to get your attention, but its something very important that we need to stop for the sake of cryptocurrencies.

For anyone that uses twitter to find crypto updates and news, you’ll probably know what I’m talking about.

About midway through reading this nice tweet stream, you’ll be bumbling along before…

BAM!


Bitcoin The Real Money and Fiat

In recent times IBM has been testing a new platform that pegs cryptocurrencies to the U.S. dollar. There hope is that by providing a more “stable” currency, it would make for a better payment option due to the many issues faced by merchants when accepting payments for goods or services.

So far, IBM has been somewhat of an early adopter to blockchain. They have created many different solutions for banks, financial institutions, and a string of other business-related needs.

Despite all of these new innovations however one has to question whether what IBM is accomplishing really fits with the true…


John McAfee

John McAfee has been known in the crypto world as both a promoter of cryptocurrencies and someone who is deeply interested in providing security services for the technology. While McAfee has been known to provide promotions at a cost (he accepts tokens for promotions), sometimes it is not always in bad terms.

Lately, John McAfee has been releasing a series of videos both demonstrating and touting his new “BitFi” wallet which he calls the, “Colt 45 of the Crypto World”. You can see an example below.

To McAfee, the BitFi wallet is the world’s first completely un-hackable cryptocurrency wallet…


Ethlargement with GTX 1080s

Guest Poster: Mark Wong

Many users and miners have reported Ethlargement is causing their GTX 1080 to crash. For some reason this is usually not the case with the GTX 1080Ti variant. We’ve worked with several miners over the course of the past few months, and here are some of the ways we’ve been able to get it to work properly regardless of model.

#1 Run --revA Command with the Tool

Some GTX 1080s don’t run well with the default tool, so they could attempt to use this command. This is also found on the ethlargement’s prescription:

Windows: OhGodAnETHlargementPill.exe --revA 0,3,4

Powershell: .\OhGodAnETHlargementPill.exe --revA 0,3,4

Linux: ./OhGodAnETHlargementPill…


Starting June 2018, the United State Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began examining an application from the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Global Markets, which would allow the listing of a Bitcoin ETF.

The Application in Question: https://www.sec.gov/rules/sro/cboebzx/2018/34-83520.pdf

The Bitcoin ETF, offered by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust, provides a lower risk opportunity for market participants to invest in Bitcoin and would definitely increase the price of Bitcoin upon launch. However, getting approval has posed difficult.

So far VanEck SolidX, a joint venture between VanEck and SolidX, has attempted and failed on multiple occasions as well as many other financial…


Pool sent wrong data, cannot set epoch, disconnectEth…

Guest Post by Mark Wong

Just there other day I was helping someone who received this error on one of their miners. I did the basic checks to make sure no funny business was at play. But it turns out the answer was simpler than I expected.

The miner was using Claymore v9.4 which was a really old version of Claymore. Once I downloaded the most recent Claymore 11.9, the issue was resolved. If anyone else runs across this issue, first check that you have the most recent version.

If that fails, another reason could also be that there is…


cannot create DAG on GPU

How to Solve Cannot Create DAG on GPU

This is an error that we’ve come across a lot of times when helping our clients. It’s very frustrating for many news miners so we’ve compiled a list of ways to fix it so that you can get back to mining.

#1 Set Your Virtual Machine Memory to a much higher amount

In some windows machines, we’ve had to boost this to over 30000 MB before it started working. We would recommend setting the initial to 16000 and maximum to 24000. If this fails, set the range higher. …


I am mostly writing to help the few that will read this. I doubt it will get the attention it needs, but that is okay because if you’re reading this, count yourself lucky.

About a month ago I received several phone calls from people who know I specialize in mining and finding efficient computer parts. One of them was a long lost relative. It’s funny but 2 years ago I tried to convince him to take a chance on cryptocurrencies, but he thought it was mostly a joke.

So he calls me up to ask me, “Hey, I remember a…


Be careful With Your Cryptocurrencies

Earlier this week, a LocalBitcoin user was held at gunpoint by two men demanding that the user give them cash and bitcoin. It began when the user was awoken by the sound of his burglar alarm. Startled by the noise, the user went downstairs to investigate upon seeing the two men run up the stairs towards him.

One of the robbers pointed a gun at the user’s head and stated, “I want yah cash and yah bitcoins.” In compliance, the user went down to his basement to open the safe which contained only a few hundred dollars at the time…

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