Miner pool difficulty

The short Version: My rule of thumb for miners has always been: Minimum Diffulcty = Closest power of 2 (rounded down) to your GH/s.  1-2 = 1.  2-4 = 2.  4-8 = 4.  8-16 = 8, etc. This keeps your SPM between 15 and 30 (based on how close you are to the next cutoff).  This […]

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How to mine bitcoins on your own

Bitcoins act like cash, but they are mined like gold. So how does someone get into the current bitcoin rush? If properly done and willing to take the investment risk, you could wind up with a few bitcoins of your own—which currently have an average weekly price of $945 on the largest bitcoin exchange. Here’s […]

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What’s New in Bitcoin Core 0.13.0?

Bitcoin Core 0.13.0, the thirteenth generation of Bitcoin’s reference client as first launched by Satoshi Nakamoto almost eight years ago, has now been tagged for release. This is one of the final steps in the software release process and initiates the Gitian build process. Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 was developed by some 100 contributors over a period of […]

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First European-Regulated Bitcoin Product Launched by the Gibraltar Stock Exchange

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) announced the launch of BitcoinETI, an asset-backed Exchange Traded Instrument that is invested exclusively in Bitcoin, making it the first European-regulated product for the leading digital currency. The ETI is listed on GSX with the ticker BTCETI and is in the process of also being co-listed on Deutsche Börse in […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Approved for Launch in New York

Gemini, the much-anticipated bitcoin exchange led by entrepreneurs and investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services to begin serving US customers in 26 states as well as Washington, DC. First announced in January, the New York-based startup was advertised as a “fully regulated US bitcoin exchange” […]

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