Tag Archives: Miner

Brooklyn Bitcoin Miner Warned By FCC for Interfering With T-Mobile’s Signal

Bitcoin mining devices could put you in jail.  In a first, the Federal Communications Commission has ordered the shutdown of a bitcoin mining device which was causing interference in the 700MHz LTE network for T-Mobile in Brooklyn, New York. According to the FCC, the Antminer S5 bitcoin miner caused “harmful interference” by generating “spurious emissions” […]

There’s No Point in Bitmain Developing an Ethereum ASIC Miner – The Merkle

There are rumors on the internet that Bitmain is working on yet another cryptocurrency mining hardware unit. While that in itself is not spectacular by any means – especially because it is the company’s business model – this latest venture would focus on Ethereum ASIC mining. Although it remains to be seen if there is any […]

FCC: Bitcoin Miner Interfered With T-Mobile Network

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned a New York City resident this week that his bitcoin mining hardware was interfering with a broadband network operated by T-Mobile. The FCC issued a “Notification of Harmful Interference” to Victor Rosario, dated Feb. 15, informing him that the Commission received a complaint from T-Mobile regarding interference with […]

FCC serves Bitcoin miner notice for static on T-Mobile calls

Ian Knighton/CNET The US Federal Communications Commission thinks it has tracked down the culprit who interfered with cell-carrier T-Mobile’s LTE band and caused static on calls in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Blame it on Bitcoin. The agency served notice on the individual running an Antminer s5 Bitcoin Miner, giving them 20 days to respond (by snail mail, of […]

FCC threatens arrest, hardware seizure for those using popular bitcoin miner

After determining a popular piece of bitcoin mining hardware was interfering with local internet connections, the Federal Communications Commission today took action. T-Mobile first complained to the FCC about interference to its LTE network in Brooklyn, stating radio emissions coming from a local residence were wreaking havoc on its broadband network. After an investigation, the […]

Bitmain’s rumored Ethereum ASIC miner could kill GPU mining

Right now we’re in one of the worst positions ever for consumer graphics cards, with prices sky high and stocks at rock bottom, most GPUs are being eaten up by crypto miners. What can help, other than a purported next-gen GeForce GTX 20 series and possibly mining-specific SKUs of GTX 20 series cards? Ethereum ASIC […]

Cryptocurrency Miner Exploits Thousands of Websites

Today’s topics include a cryptocurrency miner exploiting thousands of sites through an accessibility script; Valentine’s Day dating scam emails; Microsoft System Center’s first semi-annual release; and Google beta testing Cloud Tensor Processing Units. On Feb. 11, Texthelp reported that its Browsealoud text-to-speech extension was compromised by a third-party accessibility script, impacting thousands of websites. Browsealoud […]

Bitfury-Backed Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Prepares to Go Public

A mining company backed by Bitfury is set to become publicly listed later this month in Canada. Bloomberg reports that Hut 8 Mining Corp will appear on the TSX Venture Exchange, headquartered in Toronto, later this month. Back in December, Hut 8 announced that it was partnering with Bitfury in order to “acquire, install, maintain […]

Android malware: Millions fall victim to drive-by cryptocurrency miner

Smartphones have much power to mine cryptocurrency – but their lack of security makes them easy targets for attackers. Image: iStock Millions of Android users have unwittingly lent their device to a drive-by cryptocurrency mining campaign in what’s believed to be the first large operation of this kind to specifically target mobile users. Malicious apps […]

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