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A new RDNA 2-powered crypto mining card has been spotted, with a new GPU pictured in China and mining Ethereum with 39MH/s of hash power.
We now have some photos of an XFX-branded Navi 22 GPU and 10GB of GDDR6 memory, which could be a Radeon RX 6700 or even a repurposed Radeon RX 6700M mobile GPU. VideoCardz was tipped by a reader, with the Navi 22-based mining card hitting 39.06MH/s and the GPU reaching 92C.
When it comes down to the specifications of the new GPU, GPU-Z displays that this card has the same specifications as AMD's mobile-focused Radeon RX 6700M. The Radeon RX 6700M is based on the Navi 22 GPU and packs 2304 Stream Processors, and 10GB of GDDR6 on a 160-bit memory interface, and up to 344GB/sec memory bandwidth.
We've seen it before, and now we're seeing it again: NVIDIA's unreleased GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card with a much bigger 20GB of GDDR6X memory on-board.
The new GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti AORUS 20GB graphics card is exactly what you think it is: a custom RTX 3080 Ti with 20GB of GDDR6X memory and has been spotted in Russia (again). The RTX 3080 Ti 20GB in question only works with crypto mining and not gaming... without any Game Ready drivers, this is a gaming-gimped graphics card.
It's not an LHR (Lite Hash Rate) card which means it's not crypto mining gimped, while we now know there are multiple GIGABYTE models (3 at least) with 20GB of GDDR6X memory. There's the GAMING OC, which is the card we have teased here, the AORUS Xtreme, and AORUS Master -- all in the custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti goodness with 20GB of GDDR6X memory.
The price of Chia Coin has pushed Chia crypto miners to offload their hardware, with bundles of SSDs and HDDs hitting the market -- at a loss. Unlike GPU miners that could've purchased graphics cards last year, and sold them at a profit this year.
The price of XCH has dropped from around $290 just a few days ago, down into the $210 area -- after spending most of August 2021 above $250. XCH was at manic peaks back in March 2021 when Chia Coin was at its maximum hype period, breaching $1600... before dropping close to 8x down to $216 at the time of writing.
One of the admins on the Chia Coin Facebook group, which has over 5000 Chia traders, has noticed a big uptick in Chia miners selling their old mining-abused SSDs and HDDs. Chia Coin Facebook group admin Hoang Trung explains: "The fluctuation of Chia prices has urged investors to sell their hardware at a loss, with sellers outnumbering buyers".
You might not be able to find a new AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card, but Cryptominers Bahrain teasing they've received what seems like a truckload of custom Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics cards. Don't try to smash your screen when you watch the video, or see the pictures below:
Cryptominers is a company that specializes in crypto mining systems, with the company receiving boxes and boxes of PowerColor, SAPPHIRE, and XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards. The company also offers up ASICs for crypto mining, but they put their biggest efforts into crypto mining rigs and crypto farms.
There's even some older-gen Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics cards thrown into the mix, with XFX custom Radeon RX 580 8GB cards pictured. There's some high-end Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards which seems like a waste of high-end RDNA 2 silicon for crypto mining, but this is the world we live in now.
NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card can pump away at 100-100MH/s hash rate, but now there's a new CMP 170HX mining GPU teased that is a true crypto mining monster.
The new NVIDIA CMP 170HX mining card packs the super-fast A100 accelerator, which means it doesn't have any display connectivity or any ability to play games. It's a compute and crypto mining beast, teased by Codefordl on Zhihu.
NVIDIA's upcoming CMP 170HX has 4480 CUDA cores, where the full GA100 GPU inside of the NVIDIA A100 accelerator has 6912 CUDA cores -- so where does all this hash rate power come from? Well, that comes down to the 8GB of super-fast HBM2e memory that is on a 4096-bit memory bus and offers up to an insane 1.493GB/sec of memory bandwidth... making it an amazing, and the very best single GPU mining card.
Ripple is no stranger to legal action by the United States Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), as the regulatory agency has alleged the cryptocurrency is unregistered security.
According to James Filan, an attorney who is closely following the case between the SEC and Ripple said that Ripple is pushing for a motion that would reveal if SEC employees have been trading or are holding any of its token XRP. The motion was filed last Friday with names such as Ripple Labs, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, and Ripple executive chairman Chris Larsen attached to the document.
The motion's action asks the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to require the SEC to produce data to the court on its trading policies as well as anonymized documents that show "trading preclearance decisions" for XRP, Bitcoin, and Ethereum. Additionally, the document states, "Defendants also seek certifications concerning SEC employees' XRP holdings - again, either with redactions of personal information or in aggregate form."
China is spreading its cryptocurrency regulatory tentacles everywhere it can, but now China's Supreme Court has sided with cloud mining company Genesis Mining, and will return 485,681 Radeon RX 470 8GB GPUs.
Genesis Mining now has over 485,000 Radeon RX 470 8GB GPUs that it needs to find a new crypto mine to be used in, but after the cards were taken in 2019.
The dispute between Chinese hosting provider Chuangshiji Technology Limited and Iceland-based Genesis Mining started over charging disagreements and payment-related. Genesis filed a suit against Chuangshiji that requested the return of its graphics cards, as well as 60,000+ ASIC miners after it terminated the hosting agreement with the Chinese cloud mining company.
The sale of non-fungible tokens seems to be skyrocketing as a sales tracking portal has reported that total sales for this month are closing in on previously set records.
According to the non-fungible token (NFT) tracking portal called Nonfungible, over the past 30 days, there has been $896 million worth of NFT sales. Projections expect that $896 million will reach $900 million by the end of August, setting a new record for the emerging industry. It should be noted that the previous best month for NFT sales occurred in May, when $255 million in NFTs were sold.
So, why are NFT sales up so much this month? Cointelegraph attributes the increase in NFT sales to the CrytoPunks and Axie Infinity. CryptoSlam reported that $397 million in CryptoPunk sales happened this August and that the average sale price for CryptoPunk digital artwork is $214,000, with the most expensive one selling for $11.5 million during a Sotheby auction in June. For more information on this story, check out this link here.
A hacker has done the unthinkable after stealing $610 million worth of the cryptocurrency named Ethereum.
As pointed out by Engadget, this very well could be the strangest cryptocurrency heist that has happened so far, as the hacker going by the name Mr. White Hat hacked the cryptocurrency exchange platform Poly Network, stealing $610 million worth of Ethereum. What is strange about this hack is that Mr. White Hate has now returned every single dollar of the $610 million, saying that they're "ready to surrender".
The company has said that it has successfully recovered all of the lost funds, after the hacker infiltrated the network and seized $200 million in an account that requires a password from the hacker and Poly Network. Now, the hacker has said that they were attempting to contribute to the security of Poly Network, or perhaps the $610 million was difficult to convert to fiat currency, and they feared being caught by authorities.
Walmart is reportedly making a move towards adopting cryptocurrency, according to a new hiring position listing.
According to a job listing on Walmart Careers website, the company is looking for a "Digital Currency and Cryptocurrency Product Lead". The job description states that Walmart is looking for someone who will drive the digital currency strategy for Walmart, will be able to partner effectively with design leaders in other departments within the company, commit to a product roadmap, and "Identify Crypto-related investment and partnerships".
There are several qualifications for the position as well; "Bachelor's Degree, 10+ years of experience in product or program management, technology commercialization and/or technology, experience with the cryptocurrency ecosystem and related technologies, and experience in developing strategy and the execution roadmap."