Report: ASIC Giant Bitmain Pre-Orders 5nm Chips Produced by TSMC’s N5 Process

Bitmain, one of the largest application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturers in the world, is reportedly working with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in order to leverage TSMC’s 5nm semiconductors. Industry sources say that the 5nm chips being created for Bitmain will start production in the third quarter. Chip Maker TSMC Reportedly Producing Semiconductors for the Mining Rig Manufacturer Bitmain Faster bitcoin mining rigs manufactured by Bitmain may be coming at the end of 2021 or possibly next year. A recent report published by digitimes.com says that Bitmain has placed…

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Crypto Markets Take Deep Losses, Global Trade Volumes Skyrocket, Elon Battles Crypto Twitter

Bitcoin and a slew of digital currency markets are seeing significant losses on Sunday as a majority of coins are down between 2-15% during the last 24 hours. The entire crypto-economy has dropped more than 6% and bitcoin dominance is down to 40% the lowest the metric has been in two years. Crypto Markets Face New Lows Cryptocurrency markets lost billions on Sunday, as the price of the leading crypto asset bitcoin (BTC) slid from $49,800 to a low of $44,070 per unit. BTC lost 5.5% today and during the…

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Elon Musk Doubles Down on Dogecoin, Tweets About Ideal Improvements

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Spacex, has doubled down on its bet that dogecoin can become a currency able to address Tesla’s new set of environmental requirements. The entrepreneur has tweeted he is now working with Dogecoin developers to improve the currency, hoping it can evolve to be more energy efficient in the future. Elon Musk’s Dogecoin Vision Elon Musk is at it again. Having raised awareness about the energy consumption and the carbon footprint of the Bitcoin (BTC) network, he has now presented a contender of his own…

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Mark Cuban to Elon Musk: Accepting Bitcoin Will Actually Benefit the Environment

Shark Tank star and the owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, has made an argument that accepting cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, will actually help the environment. He told Elon Musk, whose electric car company Tesla has suspended accepting bitcoin, citing environmental problems. Mark Cuban vs Elon Musk Billionaire entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban has a message for Elon Musk after the Tesla CEO announced that his electric car company has suspended accepting bitcoin for payments. Cuban tweeted Wednesday: We at Mavs.com will continue to accept BTC/ETH/DOGE because we…

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Norwegian Billionaire: Bitcoin Becoming Mainstream Is Inevitable — Elon Musk’s Comments ‘Haven’t Changed Anything’

Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke says bitcoin becoming mainstream is inevitable. Unlike Tesla, which stopped accepting cryptocurrency, Rokke’s company is now considering accepting bitcoin as a means of payment, emphasizing that Elon Musk’s comments about the cryptocurrency’s environmental issues have not changed anything. Norwegian Oil Mogul Dives Deeper Into Bitcoin Norwegian oil billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke believes that bitcoin could be worth millions of dollars. He owns almost 70% of the industrial investment company Aker ASA, which owns oil producer Aker BP that recently branched out into green technology and…

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John Lennon’s Son Defends Bitcoin- Musician Highlights Carbon Footprint Tied to Consumerism

Over the course of the last week, the concern tied to the environmental impact bitcoin mining produces continues to be a very topical discussion. On May 14, the musician and activist, Sean Ono Lennon, the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, said that he’s more concerned with consumerism than those complaining about bitcoin’s use of electricity. Sean Ono Lennon Pokes Fun at Wasteful Consumers Complaining About Bitcoin’s Electricity Use Sean Ono Lennon, the son of the Beatles’ John Lennon, is a fan of the leading digital currency bitcoin (BTC).…

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Bitcoin Cash Upgrades Successfully: Network Works as Intended

On May 15, the Bitcoin Cash upgrade was applied successfully to the blockchain, bringing a slew of features directed toward improving the overall experience of users. This particular upgrade marks the start of a new upgrade schedule that will allow developers to invest more time in testing new features added to the protocol in the future. Bitcoin Cash Update Applied Successfully The latest Bitcoin Cash update, which proposed a set of important changes, was applied successfully to the network Saturday afternoon. This specific upgrade provided improvements that would tackle user…

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Cobie Livestream Raises $800,000 in Crypto to Pay Child’s Cancer Treatment

Cobie, the host of the Uponly podcast and a popular crypto Twitter personality, bolstered a fundraising session for John Oliver, a six-year-old kid that is currently battling leukemia. The initiative was quite successful, getting the attention of the likes of FTX executive Sam Bankman Fried, and managed to raise more than $800,000 to pay for Oliver’s treatment. Cobie Livestream Mob Raised $800K Cobie, otherwise known as “Crypto Cobain,” hosted a livestream event for John Oliver Zippay, a 6-year-old child who is currently battling leukemia. The idea of fundraising for the…

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Iranian Tax Agency to Profile Owners of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Cryptocurrencies have been a cause for concern in Teheran as the digital assets have attracted capital from other, traditional markets. The parliament’s leadership has now asked the tax agency to profile the owners of Iranian platforms facilitating cryptocurrency trading and report to the Majlis. Parliament Speaker Asks Tax Agency to Report on Crypto Trading Platforms The Islamic Consultative Assembly, Iran’s legislative body also called the Majlis, has joined the debate over how to regulate decentralized financial assets such as bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies have enjoyed a growing popularity among Iranians in the…

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Major Music Festival Exit Takes Bitcoin for Tickets

A popular international music festival, Exit, is now accepting cryptocurrency for tickets, products, and services. This year’s 20th-anniversary edition of the European event will be held in early summer and the festival’s online store already offers discounts for impatient music fans and visitors. Fans to Pay With Crypto for Festival Passes and Accommodation Bitcoin, the organizers say, is a fast and secure currency that has dramatically challenged the current norms of finance and governance. That’s why the festival now offers crypto enthusiasts among music fans the option to pay for…

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