From Digitaltrends.com | If you search for “R9 290X” right now on Froogle, the online shopping portion of Google’s search engine, you’ll likely find that graphics cards based on the GPU found in AMD’s Radeon R9 290X graphics card are being sold for over $700 despite the fact that the vanilla AMD version of the card went for $550 when it was released. For example, SuperBiiz is selling the Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB card for $739.99. The MSI Radeon R9 290X card is selling for $710 by the same site.
From South China Morning Post | Bitcoin exchanges have been crippled by hackers exploiting a weakness in the digital currency’s core network. The biggest breach affected the ability of several major digital currency companies to process withdrawals, halting or suspending the process. No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which overwhelms websites with requests for data.
The price of Bitcoin is tanking at the moment. There are two reasons for this, the first is the problems at Mt. Gox. The big Bitcoin trading exchange has halted al Bitcoin withdrawals. The second reason is Apple, because they have removed Blockchain, the last Bitcoin wallet for iOS, out of the App Store.
Apple has removed the Blockchain App from it’s App Store. Blockchain has more than 120,000 users and is one of the most popular bitcoin apps. It was also the only remaining bitcoin wallet for iOS. Now Apple has removed the app. Is Apple working on it’s own payment system?
If you are searching for a Bitcoin casino that will give you the best gaming experience, then you should not look further than Bitoomba casino. This casino is a pioneer in the industry of Bitcoin gambling and has developed its platform over time to ensure bettors of quality games and services.
One of the leading casinos online that accept bitcoins for payment, Bitoomba has carefully selected and assessed the Bitcoin games it offers to thousands of Bitcoin bettors. The result of its dedication to host top-notch games is reflected by the online community of gamblers’ favorable response, saying that Bitoomba is unquestionably one of the top Bitcoin casinos at present.
As a result of its stringent methods in selecting which Bitcoin games to feature, Bitoomba casino now houses an amazing range of games that will positively appeal to bettors of all levels. Therefore, it is not shocking to learn that the demand for Bitoomba games has increased dramatically.
It is really happening. Max Keiser, Digital Currency King from the Keiser Report, is actually starting an altcoin: Maxcoin. An alternative cryptocurrency disrupting the already rather disrupting crypto market.
Technical Specifications Maxcoin
- Scrypt or SHA-256? Keccak (SHA-3)
- How many coins? 250,000,000 Maxcoin
- Block reward? 96 MaxCoin per block, halving every ~12 months
- Difficulty? Retargeting using Kimoto Gravity Well algorithm.
- Block time? 30 seconds
This is a video from Fool.com: “Does Bitcoin have a better chance of hitting $100,000, or do you have a better chance winning $100,000 from $1,000 worth of scratch-off tickets?” While David and Matt both see it as highly unlikely that Bitcoin would ever reach a value of $100,000, Matt gives a few probability numbers on the odds of winning $100,000 from $1,000, and the chances are incredibly low. David does note however that given a choice between the two, he would definitely take the Bitcoin, as it has actual utility. From 15:05 they start talking about Bitcoin.
From Prweb.com | Online donors have raised more than $10,000 in Litecoin to employ Madagascan villagers to plant trees. The move will create more than 100 new jobs in the impoverished country, as well as reforesting the area with more than 100,000 new trees. The Madagascan mangrove forests are a vital part of the local eco-system, providing support for the local habitat as well as protecting the ground from washing away with the changing tides.
Chart of the Day. The total amount of Litecoin in ciculation has surpassed 25 million. At the moment the total market cap of Litecoin is $615 million. Bitcoin’s market cap is about $10 billion.
Chart litecoins in circulation via ltc.block-explorer.com