Intel Ships Blockscale ASIC Chips To Selected Bitcoin Mining Companies

It’s official, Intel is part of the bitcoin mining business. The gargantuan technology company announced its “ultra-low-voltage energy-efficient” ASIC chip barely six months ago, and it’s already here. Under normal circumstances, infrastructural support from a multinational company like Intel would be tremendous for the bitcoin market. How will it react in the middle of all this chaos? Will it react at all? The news didn’t immediately do much, but the long-term effect remains to be seen. Intel AXG Custom Compute team is now shipping the Blockscale ASIC! First product will…

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Bitcoin faces fresh pressure as US dollar crushes gold, risk assets

Bitcoin (BTC) hit daily lows on the July 5 Wall Street open as the U.S. dollar saw a violent surge higher.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView USD sets yet another 20-year record Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD retreating to $19,281 on Bitstamp as the Independence Day long weekend concluded with a bump. The pair had seen last-minute gains the day prior, these fizzling as the return of Wall Street trading was accompanied by USD strength laying waste to gains across risk assets and safe havens.…

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Indian Crypto Trading Volumes Plummet After New TDS Tax Rule Takes Effect

Cryptocurrency trading volumes across exchanges in India have plunged after the country’s 1% tax deducted at source (TDS) went into effect at the beginning of the month. Some major crypto exchanges saw volumes dropping by about 80%. Crypto Trading Volumes Fall Across India The trading volumes across crypto exchanges in India have fallen sharply after the new TDS (tax deducted at source) went into effect on July 1. Trading volumes on major Indian crypto exchanges Wazirx, Coindcx, Zebpay, and Bitbns plunged about 83%, 70%, 76%, and over 18%, respectively, from…

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