ASICMiner Share Price Doubles Ahead of Gen 3 Tapeout Announcement

ASICMiner, one of the first companies to successfully deploy bitcoin ASIC mining hardware in 2013, has seen its share price double over the last month. The gains come ahead of the expected Jan 20 tapeout date for ASICMiner’s ...

Jan 19, 2014

Bitcoin 0.8.6 Released, Updates to Block Size Limits, Free Transactions, OSX Bugs

Bitcoin v0.8.6 was released yesterday, offering updates to existing restrictions on the size of free transactions and full blocks, as well as a series of fixes for bugs in certain node transmissions and OSX usage. The update ...

Dec 10, 2013

ASICMiner Gen3 Hardware Announcement Sees Muted Market Reaction

Friedcat, the pseudonymous CEO of ASICMiner, made his first direct announcement in approximately a month last week, offering updates on product sales and upcoming hardware developments. Despite signs of progress towards ...

Nov 28, 2013

Familiar Price Gains, Updated Infrastructure: A Look at the Bitcoin Economy (Part 2)

As initially discussed in Part 1 of this series, bitcoin’s exchange rate has garnered significant attention for its recent climb, but far less visible is the dramatic growth in the infrastructure underlying bitcoin economy ...

Nov 16, 2013

New ASICMiner Financial Statements Offer Performance Insight

ASICMiner, one of the best-known bitcoin companies to issue BTC-denominated equity, released their latest earnings update last week. This was the second such report from the company, with the first released in late July. As ...

Nov 6, 2013

HashFast Open Sources Bitcoin ASIC Interface Protocol

Today HashFast announced they are open sourcing the interface protocol used for controlling their bitcoin mining ASICs. Open sourcing this design gives significant insight into how their bitcoin miners operate and provides a ...

Oct 29, 2013

Bitcoin Network Doubles to 2 PH/s in Four Weeks; the First 1 PH/s Took 4.7 Years

In mid-September, after 4.75 years in existence, the bitcoin network reached an estimated hash rate of 1 petahash per second. Remarkably, the second petahash took just one more month, pushing network speed over 2 PH/s this ...

Oct 14, 2013

TGB 3Q Review & 4Q Outlook Now Available

The third quarter of 2013 proved to be one of significant transition for bitcoin. After the remarkable increase in bitcoin’s price and public notoriety earlier this year, the last three months have provided a much-needed ...

Oct 3, 2013

Avalon Announces Gen2 Specs And 7.5 TH/s Prize for Open Source Board Design

Today BitSyncom, the bitcoin company known for producing Avalon miners, announced details about their second generation chip, as well as plans for a contest to create an open source PCB (printed circuit board) design for ...

Oct 2, 2013

CoinTerra and HashFast Sell $17M of Bitcoin Miners, Open Second Batch Sales

CoinTerra Today CoinTerra announced that it will begin selling its second batch of bitcoin ASIC miners for January delivery. CoinTerra is led by Ravi Iyengar, previously the lead CPU Architect at Samsung Corporation prior to ...

Sep 12, 2013