Mining Roundup: Walmart, BFGMiner and Altcoins in the Cloud

Mining Roundup: Walmart, BFGMiner and Altcoins in the Cloud

Bitcoin's breakthrough from a rather stagnant price has certainly made miners happy as of late. It might even entice the masses to splurge on a mining unit or two. Such an occurrence would certainly help the network as a whole. The recent meeting of minds between Chinese mining hardware suppliers brings back to the fore just how centralized mining continues to be. And while closed-door events like this are happening, the public must contend with the possibility that personal computers can be afflicted with mining malware - that's not positive for the cryptocurrency industry. With that in....


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