Monday, 20 May 2019

Antminer Z Series Custom Firmware



If you were lucky enough to purchase an Antminer Z11 before they sold out then good news for you that a custom firmware has now been released by Efudd which allows you greater control over your miner. It allows the ability to overclock, control voltage and achieve a higher performance than the stock settings, all done at your own risk of course

According to the develpoer the modified firmare will take you from the stock 135KSol to 150 and if you wish to push it even further but might want to get some extra cooling 170-180 is claimed to be possible.

One huge drawback though, the customer firmware does comes with a built in 3% developer fee, personally I am never a fan of this and would rather make a donation or buy the firmware than pay a developer fee

You can check it out here

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Whole Foods Now Accept Bitcoin, Trial For Amazon?



Crypto has been given a big push in the payment system as Whole Foods and Starbucks now accept Bitcoin via a 3rd party app Flexa and its wallet Speedn. Although they arent directly taking Bitcoin and it is done via the 3rd party it is good news that could pave the gateway for Amazon to start accepting crypto as Whole Foods is owned by Amazon.

These are just a couple of the big stores, Flexa is currently reporting that they support payment in 30,000 different stores, if this truly works out could we see a wider adoption? The 3rd party system was always going to be the winner, directly I am not sure any big retailers want the headache of dealing with Bitcoin wallets and addresses. With Flexa they can receive the money straight into their account while the customer can use what ever crypto we want to pay in

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Facebook Confirmed Building Crypto Payment System



The Wall Street Journal has all but confirmed that Facebook is building their own crypto based payment system in the article they have posted here. Its been a long long time that we have been waiting for a major company to adopt crypto for payment and this could be a huge start in a forward progress.

They currently have code named it Project Libra and the report says that Facebook is building a stable coin backed by the fiat, so similar to tether? Also reports suggest that they have been on a huge recruitment drive with dozens of financial firms and online merchants to support their own crypto eco system

If we take this as truth which judging by Facebook recent job listings I am now 100% convinced this is the case, this crypto could be absolutely huge. Facebook has 1.7 Billion users who will suddenly be opened up to paying in crypto, thats not including WhatsApp and Instagram