Category: PoW

Bitcoin Energy Consumption Is Far More Efficient and Greener Than Today’s Banking System

Bitcoin Energy Consumption Is Far More Efficient and Greener Than Today’s Banking System

While bitcoin and a variety of digital currencies have swelled in value, a number of critics have spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) in regard to the energy consumption proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrencies leverage to produce new units of currency. Just recently the software engineer Stephen Diehl expressed his dissatisfaction over the environmental cost of bitcoin. […]

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Proof-of-Work and Yield Farming: Binance and Poolin Launch Tokens Backed by Bitcoin Hashrate

Proof-of-Work and Yield Farming: Binance and Poolin Launch Tokens Backed by Bitcoin Hashrate

There’s a new type of token gaining popularity in the crypto space with the launch of coins that are backed by a specific amount of proof-of-work (PoW) hashrate. On January 6, 2021, Binance launched a new project called the bitcoin standard hashrate token (BTCST), a coin that represents 0.1 terahash (TH/s). Furthermore, the mining operation […]

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Mining Rig Makers Race to Create Next-Gen Ethereum Miner Before Staking-Only Kicks In

Mining Rig Makers Race to Create Next-Gen Ethereum Miner Before Staking-Only Kicks In

The Ethereum network’s 2.0 transition has pushed the protocol to become one of the largest staking networks in the world with 1,683,905 ether locked into the contract worth $1 billion today. According to reports from China, while proof-of-work ethereum miners have two years left to mine the leading crypto asset, ten Chinese mining rig manufacturers […]

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Triple-Entry Bookkeeping: How Satoshi Nakamoto Solved the Byzantine Generals’ Problem

Triple-Entry Bookkeeping: How Satoshi Nakamoto Solved the Byzantine Generals’ Problem

In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto essentially solved the infamous computational issue called the “Byzantine generals’ problem” or the “Byzantine Fault.”Throughout the history of man, people used ledgers to record economic transactions and property ownership. A ledger is often referred to as the “principal book,” and entries can be recorded in stone, parchment, wood, metal, and with […]

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