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How Many People Mined BTC Alongside Satoshi? 2010 Data Shows Bitcoin’s Creator Wasn’t the Only Mining Whale

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Throughout 2021, a great number of mysterious whale movements from miners who mined bitcoins in the early days have occurred. This week, 1,000 bitcoin from 2010 were transferred, and the miner has spent 11,000 bitcoin since last year. Old school whale movements like these have made some people assume that decade-old coinbase …

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Nvidia wants to buy CPU designer Arm—Qualcomm is not happy about it

Enlarge / Some current Arm licensees view the proposed acquisition as highly toxic. Aurich Lawson / Nvidia In September 2020, Nvidia announced its intention to buy Arm, the license holder for the CPU technology that powers the vast majority of mobile and high-powered embedded systems around the world. Nvidia’s proposed deal would acquire Arm from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank for …

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Intel tries to take down Apple’s M1 chip with a flurry of benchmarks

If it wasn’t already clear that Intel is anxious about Apple’s M1 chip, it is now. PC World and Tom’s Hardware report that Intel has shared a legion of benchmarks claiming to show that 11th-generation Core i7 laptop processors are faster than the M1. They do suggest there are areas where Intel can claim victory, …

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A quick Intel CES roundup: New gaming laptop CPUs and a glimpse at Alder Lake

Some initial specs for the new Core i9-11900K. Intel And here’s a slide for the H-series mobile CPUs. Intel More on those ultraportable gaming laptop CPUs. Intel The Consumer Electronics Show this week was never going to be where Intel would venture into extreme detail on major new 12th-generation CPUs, but nonetheless, the company hosted …

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How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world

Enlarge Jason Torchinsky Let’s be honest: 2020 sucks. So much of this year has been a relentless slog of bad news and miserable events that it’s been hard to keep up. Yet most of us have kept up, and the way most of us do so is with the small handheld computers we carry with …

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The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm’s latest premium CPU for smartphones

Qualcomm Every December for the last few years, Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation high-end CPU that ends up powering many flagship smartphones for the first half of the following year. Though 2020 might be different than previous years, the tech product cycle is not letting up. The company is announcing today that its latest premium …

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Mac mini and Apple Silicon M1 review: Not so crazy after all

The 2020, M1-equipped Mac mini. Samuel Axon The chassis is the same as before, but it’s only available in classic Mac silver. Samuel Axon The rubber bottom. Samuel Axon Apple is crazy, right? The Mac just had its best year of sales ever, and Cupertino is hitting the platform with a shock like it hasn’t …

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Samsung unveils the next chip for mid-range Galaxy phones on November 12th

Samsung Samsung’s next big wave of Galaxy phones is still a ways off, but that isn’t stopping the company from drumming up hype — even for the chips that will power those phones. SamMobile reports that Samsung’s Chinese branch has teased a launch event for its Exynos 1080 chipset on November 12th in Shanghai. There’s …

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RISC-V is trying to launch an open-hardware revolution

There are processors in everything. I’m not even talking about the SoC in your phone or smart TV; but modern devices from cars to consoles are filled with tiny chips. These microcontrollers manage power supplies, interpret sensor readings, move data, handle network connections and a host of other services. The design of these processors, from …

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Re-Mining Simulation Shows Satoshi Used a Single High-End PC to Mine 1.1M Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency advocates have been recently discussing the mysterious Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto as RSK’s chief scientist, Sergio Dermain Lerner, published a paper called “The Patoshi Mining Machine.” Essentially, Lerner simulated Satoshi’s mining experience. The findings estimate that Bitcoin’s creator used a single computer to mine an estimated 1 million bitcoin minted in the early days. …

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