Scrypt ASICs: The future of mining?


With the inevitable arrival of Scrypt ASIC miners on the horizon we take a look at what this might mean for miners and the future of Scrypt mining. What are ASICs? An ASIC (Application-specific integrated circuit) Scrypt miner is exactly how the name describes it; a piece of hardware designed and built for the sole purpose of mining Scrypt-based cryptocurrencies. ...

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AltCoin releases this week: March 17th 2014


Each week here on Coin Joint we’ll try our best to bring you a list of the week’s altcoin releases, here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Do any of them take your fancy? Coin Name Day Date Time Green Coin [ZRO] Tuesday March 18th 3:00am GMT Cable Coin [CAB] Wednesday March 19th 4:00pm GMT WOTcoin [WOT] Wednesday ...

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Mintcoin: How to maximize the interest earned on your coins


If this is your first time hearing about Mintcoin, it’s the first coin to reward the holders of the coin large amounts of new coins simply by holding the coins they own in a wallet. This method of delivering new coins is called proof-of-stake or PoS, as opposed to the more common method of mining with proof-of-work (PoW).  Peercoin was ...

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