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IBM blockchain alliance tracks jewelry from the mine to the mall     – CNET
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TrustChain links suppliers with manufacturing and retail so you can be sure that engagement ring came from where the store says it did.

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Salon to ad-blockers: Can we use your browser to mine cryptocurrency?
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Enlarge / Salon’s new message for ad-blockers. (credit: Salon) Salon.com has a new, cryptocurrency-driven strategy for making money when readers block ads. If you want to read Salon without seeing ads, you can do so—as long as you let the website use your spare computing power to mine some coins. If you visit Salon with an […]

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Hackers Hijack Government Websites To Mine Crypto-Cash
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BBC reports: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) took down its website after a warning that hackers were taking control of visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. Security researcher Scott Helme said more than 4,000 websites, including many government ones, were affected. He said the affected code had now been disabled and visitors were no longer at […]

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Websites use your CPU to mine cryptocurrency even when you close your browser
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Researchers have discovered a new technique that lets hackers and unscrupulous websites perform in-browser, drive-by cryptomining even after a user has closed the window for the offending site. Over the past month or two, drive-by cryptomining has emerged as a way to generate the cryptocurrency known as Monero. Hackers harness the electricity and CPU resources […]

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Review: This War of Mine, the board game
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Enlarge / Exploring an inhospitable world. (credit: Charles Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. This War of Mine is a giant punch to the gut. Inspired by the war in Sarajevo, the concept here tilts the notion of a “war game” […]

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Germany plans to squeeze hydroelectric power out of a coal mine
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As coal energy falls out of favor in much of the world, one defunct mine in the heart of Germany's coal country is preparing for a new life as a sustainable power plant. As Bloomberg reports, the Prosper-Haniel mine in the state of North-Rhine Westph…

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Best Way To Mine Bitcoins – Allow Errors!
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An anonymous reader writes: A recent paper from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows that bitcoin mining profits can be increased considerably if mining hardware is allowed to produce occasional errors. The research shows that mining hardware that allows occasional errors (“approximate mining”) can run much faster and take up less area than a […]

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Data Is A Mine And A Minefield
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 I’ve worked in data science and healthcare-adjacent fields for about five years now. I studied biology and marketing at Wharton, where I did pancreatic cancer research. And I will tell you, regardless of the stunning achievements of access and strength in tech, the healthcare field is not even close to keeping up. Let’s put this […]

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21's $400 computer lets you mine Bitcoin and sell digital …
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If you've ever wanted to get into the Bitcoin game for fun and profit, this new $400 gadget could be the best way to do so. 21 Inc.'s Bitcoin Computer is a tiny Linux-based box that lets you mine the cryptocurrency and buy and …

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