Bitcoin Mining Startup Primeblock to Recede Public by SPAC Merger as SEC Targets SPAC Deals

The bitcoin mining startup Primeblock has announced plans to go public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal. Primeblock will merge with a blank-check firm 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. II, and the company’s shares will be listed on Nasdaq. Primeblock Reveals SPAC Merger With Plans to Be Listed on Nasdaq in the Second […]

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Bitcoin Miner Hive to Steal Intel Mining Chips, Agency Finds a 100 MW Deployment Deal in Texas

On March 7, the publicly-listed mining firm Hive Blockchain Technologies announced the company inked a deal with Intel to purchase new ASIC mining chips. Additionally, Hive has formed an agreement with an original design manufacturer (ODM) and a non-binding letter of intent with Compute North. Hive said the company plans to deploy 100 MW of […]

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Intel to Originate Crypto Mining Accelerators, Claims Circuits Will Divulge ‘1000x Greater Performance per Watt’

The California-based technology company and the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer by revenue, Intel, has revealed the company will “contribute to the development of blockchain technologies” by offering “energy-efficient accelerators.” Intel executive Raja M. Koduri explained that the company expects its circuit innovations will deliver “1000x better performance per watt” than today’s GPU or SHA256-based […]

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