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Cryptocurrencies are a digital system of money created through the use of encryption software — and they all rely on the blockchain, essentially a public ledger that stores every transaction. Digitally created and secured money is currently in a period of very cool experimentation, including astounding revenue growth and a variety of different visions of what currency of the future might look like. Here’s everything you need to know about how it works, why it’s popular, and where cryptocurrency is heading.

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PlayStation may be looking into NFTs and blockchain tech, per new patent

A new patent recently filed by Sony reveals that PlayStation has been looking into the use of NFTs and blockchain technology in its games.
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This crypto scammer faces 40,000 years in jail for stealing $2B

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Everywhere devs respond to claims that it will feature NFTs

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Minecraft takes a firm stance on blockchain tech by banning NFTs

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HTC created a metaverse smartphone, and it’s being announced on June 28

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This hacker site sold 24 million people’s data — until now

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The last Nvidia GPUs have been cracked by crypto miners

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GameStop’s latest pivot takes it into the NFT business

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Crypto is crashing, and that may make GPUs more affordable

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Nvidia’s crypto mining limiter has just been fully cracked

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Why crypto’s eco-friendly pivot is perpetually delayed

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North Korea pulled huge $600 million crypto heist, feds say

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‘Live Forever’ mode seeks to erase death using the metaverse

‘Live Forever’ mode seeks to erase death using the metaverse

Somnium Space wants to collect a massive amount of data on you, but not to sell. Rather, it seeks to create a metaverse digital avatar for when you pass on.
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Online criminals stole nearly $7 billion from people in 2021

Online criminals stole nearly $7 billion from people in 2021

 Online criminals successfully defrauded billions of dollars from people during 2021.
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The Interplanetary File System: How you’ll store files in the future

The Interplanetary File System: How you’ll store files in the future

The Interplanetary File System is a radical new file storage protocol that could potentially lead to a tectonic shift in how information is stored on the web.
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GDC survey shows crypto, NFTs not popular among game makers

GDC survey shows crypto, NFTs not popular among game makers

The Game Developers Conference's 10th annual State of the Industry survey revealed some interesting insights into the future of games.
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Intel may be working on specialized chip for mining Bitcoin

Intel may be working on specialized chip for mining Bitcoin

It appears that Intel may be venturing into cryptocurrency mining hardware. A new rumor shows that Intel may be working on a Bonanza Mine Bitcoin mining chip.
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Should gaming embrace NFT? Both sides of the debate weigh in

Should gaming embrace NFT? Both sides of the debate weigh in

What are NFTs, and would games really benefit from their inclusion? We spoke to advocates on both sides of the NFT discussion.
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If You Hold Crypto, You NEED a Wallet like Ledger, Here’s Why

If You Hold Crypto, You NEED a Wallet like Ledger, Here’s Why

If you own crypto, or are looking into it, you should use a hardware wallet like Ledger to secure your private keys.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 cancels all NFT plans shortly after doubling down on them

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 cancels all NFT plans shortly after doubling down on them

GSC Game World has canceled all of its NFT plans for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 one hour after doubling down on the tech.
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An Amazon crypto scam left its victim with a $45,000 bill

An Amazon crypto scam left its victim with a $45,000 bill

Fancy getting a $45,000 bill for work you didn’t do? That’s what Jonny Platt found when his AWS account got hacked by an unscrupulous cryptocurrency miner.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 to feature NFTs, turn players into NPCs in exchange for crypto

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 to feature NFTs, turn players into NPCs in exchange for crypto

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will feature blockchain integration, auctioning off "unique" items and turning players into NPCs via photogrammetry.
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WhatsApp launches crypto-powered mobile payments in the U.S.

WhatsApp launches crypto-powered mobile payments in the U.S.

WhatsApp now offers a new payments feature in the U.S., allowing people to send and receive money to each other using cryptocurrency.
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What is the metaverse? A deep dive into the ‘future of the internet’

What is the metaverse? A deep dive into the ‘future of the internet’

What exactly is the metaverse, where did it start, and where is it going? In this article, we'll dive deep into the concept and the future of the metaverse.
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Crypto miners have busted through Nvidia’s LHR graphics cards yet again

Crypto miners have busted through Nvidia’s LHR graphics cards yet again

Nvidia's RTX LHR 30-series cards were made to minimize crypto mining, but miners found yet another workaround by mining two coins at once.
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What is GPU mining?

What is GPU mining?

Cryptocurrency mining is largely the arena of purpose-built machines, but GPUs remain a viable way to mine. Here's everything you need to know about GPU mining.
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The internet’s ‘phonebook’ is flawed and outdated. It’s time for an upgrade

The internet’s ‘phonebook’ is flawed and outdated. It’s time for an upgrade

DNS, aka the internet's phonebook, has been the foundation of the worldwide web since the 1970s -- but that foundation is starting to crumble and crack.
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AMD could be backtracking its stance on GPUs for cryptocurrency miners

AMD could be backtracking its stance on GPUs for cryptocurrency miners

Photos shared online show a striking new concept for AMD: Two GPU cores smashed together on a single card, built specifically for cryptocurrency mining.
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Why you shouldn’t roll the dice on a secondhand GPU

Why you shouldn’t roll the dice on a secondhand GPU

Shopping on the secondhand market for a graphics card is dangerous, especially if you want your card to perform as well as it should.
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India’s plan to end spam texts was a colossal failure. But it’s worth revisiting

India’s plan to end spam texts was a colossal failure. But it’s worth revisiting

Early this year, India rolled out a groundbreaking new plan to fight spam calls and texts. Unfortunately, it failed miserably -- but it still has potential.
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Why the Bitcoin bust could finally bring down inflated GPU prices

Why the Bitcoin bust could finally bring down inflated GPU prices

The recent Bitcoin bust affected more than just the cryptocurrency market. Experts speculate that it may also lead to a drop in the price of RTX 3080.
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U.K. police expecting to bust pot farm stumble onto cryptocurrency mine instead

U.K. police expecting to bust pot farm stumble onto cryptocurrency mine instead

U.K. police went into a raid looking for cannabis, but they came out with computers mining cryptocurrency.
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Nvidia nets at least $400 million per year from cryptocurrency mining

Nvidia nets at least $400 million per year from cryptocurrency mining

Nvidia's newly launched CMP cards, designed for Ethereum mining, generated $155 million in revenue for the first fiscal quarter for Nvidia.
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NFTs have a climate problem, and the solution isn’t coming fast enough

NFTs have a climate problem, and the solution isn’t coming fast enough

NFTs have an absolutely massive carbon footprint, and while there are many solutions in the works, very few of them are expected to roll out anytime soon.