AMD Could Repurpose First-Gen RDNA GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining

amd could repurpose first-gen rdna gpus for cryptocurrency mining


(Image: AMD)Though the cryptocurrency mining rush seems to have faded out considerably over the past few years, the industry is still relatively booming. With PayPal’s announcement that it would be joining the fold, Bitcoin just got a positive boost in popularity. AMD may have its Big Navi set for release in just a week’s time, but these recent developments (as well as some intriguing findings) could indicate that AMD is looking for a way to utilize some of its older RDNA cards as important parts of the blossoming cryptocurrency market.Interestingly enough, Phoronix found the “navi10 blockchain SKU” while sifting through Linux drivers. This could indicate a completely different SKU for a Navi graphics card with a focus on cryptocurrency mining. Based on the RDNA 1.0 architecture, it would include 2,560 Stream Processors and 40 CUs. It would, however, be a bit underwhelming on the graphics display side, with its Display Core Next (DCN) and Video Core Next (VCN) engines disabled.AMD already uses the Navi 10 silicon for at least four models of Radeon graphics cards, such as the Navi 10 XT and the Navi 10 XL in the Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700. If these cards do end up arriving, it likely …



VP, Product – Influencer Growth Platform

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The Role: Vice-President, Product – Influencer Growth Platform 

This is an opportunity to join a growth-hungry, acceleration-minded team of problem-solvers and product-builders. We thrive in an extremely dynamic competitive sector. We focus relentlessly on the technology needs of our nearly 100k influencer community. We seek product-builders whose ideas are shaped by what they have learned, but not confined by it.  

Is This You?

In this critical role, you will lead a team of product owners and product designers. You will work closely with the founders and general manager to execute a long term vision and near term strategic objectives.  You will introduce new innovation, disruptive products, and product enhancements for our influencer community.

Best qualified candidates will possess many of these attributes:

You are passionate about the influencer engagement journey, and driven to build exceptional tools for influencers to scale their businesses.  
You have experience with building efficient / best-in-class workflows
You have experience with e-Commerce and multi-sided marketplaces.  You think about the potential for network effects within the platform.
You know how to build flawless experiences across platforms; you’ll work closely with our Product team on the mobile Influencer experience. 
You build strong relationships with empathy and …


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The Future of Cryptocurrency in 2020 and Beyond – Star of Mysore

the future of cryptocurrency in 2020 and beyond – star of mysore


As a digital currency, cryptocurrency is developed and managed thru the use of modern and high-end encryption techniques. 
From an academic concept, cryptocurrency has become a reality. This is especially true when bitcoin was introduced into the market in 2009.

Since then, its client base has been growing. In 2013, for example, it had captured a significant number of investors and caught the attention of people from other walks of life. 
While it has gained more than $2 billion, it recently plunged. Due to that, it has raged a debate about the future of the crypto-market. 
The Future of Cryptocurrency 
Some experts believe institutional money would enter the crypto-market. Economic analysts say the possibility of floating cryptocurrency on the Nasdaq is higher than expected. Over time, this would take the credibility of the market into a different level. 

Other experts believe that cryptocurrency of any size and niche requires a verified exchange-traded fund (ETF). 
How does it work? Investing in bitcoin and other related cryptos are complicated. With ETF, the process of investing in cryptocurrencies would be swift, seamless, and convenient. 
Understanding Bitcoin 
Among the top cryptocurrencies, bitcoin is on top of the list. As a decentralized currency, this crypto is packed with …


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Crypto experts reveal their favourite cryptos

crypto experts reveal their favourite cryptos


In the crypto-verse, Nigeria remains one of the fastest-growing and lucrative markets for crypto traders and global investors to be in. 
Data retrieved from a Chainalysis report ranked Nigeria as the eighth (out of 154 countries) in its 2019-2020 global adoption index. Africa’s largest economy is first among other African countries in peer-to-peer payments (moving $139 million in the past year). 

The increased usage by many young, educated Nigerians is often attributed to the high bureaucratic processes by many commercial banks for transfers, not forgetting stringent cash control mechanisms set by the Nigerian Central bank in controlling cash flows. Crypto provides low-fee remittances and an alternative way to preserve and grow wealth. 
Nairametrics decided to seek the opinions of crypto experts on what cryptos they would consider investing in, apart from the known flagship crypto Bitcoin. Their responses were as insightful as they were diverse, ranging from popularly known altcoins to some new ones. 

Clement Hugbo – Founder and CEO at Crevatal Technologies 
“As volatile and unpredictable as cryptocurrencies are, they are still one of the best investments to get right on and it’s never too late. 
5 Cryptocurrencies I will advise to invest in at this time are: 

Binancecoin, BNB 
Ethereum, …


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A New Zealand perspective of how our courts try to resolve the issues

a new zealand perspective of how our courts try to resolve the issues



A New Zealand perspective of how our courts try to resolve the issues when a cryptocurrency business collapses and where investors and their ‘wallets’ stand in the washup. Are they unsecured creditors, or trust beneficiaries?

24th Oct 20, 9:46am

This article originally appeared in LawNews (ADLS) and is here with permission.

By James Cochrane, Arran Hunt & Samantha Chow

Cryptocurrency markets have been volatile in the wake of Covid-19, including a sharp correction and significant selloff in tech equities. This means investors are at risk of further cryptocurrency insolvencies in New Zealand or affecting Kiwi investors.

This article looks at the recent New Zealand High Court decision in Ruscoe & Moore v Cryptopia Limited 2020 (in liquidation) [2020] NZHC 728, alongside the curious Canadian tale of Quadriga CX (QCX) and considers what investors can do when faced with a crypto insolvency.

Cryptopia collapse

In January 2019, the Christchurch-based cryptocurrency exchange, Cryptopia, suffered a serious security breach resulting in NZ$30 million worth of digital currency being hacked and transferred into an undisclosed exchange. Liquidators Grant Thornton were appointed on 15 May 2019.

With the rising value and popularity of crypto assets, Cryptopia at its liquidation date had more than 2.2 million registered users and employed 37 staff. To give some context …


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tiktok, instagram, and money from #ads for influencers


TikTok, Instagram, and Money From #Ads for Influencers
CEO of Instagram Has Just Announced That the Platform Has Taken “Some Important Steps to Make Sure People Know When Creators Are Getting Paid for Their Posts”
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 23, 2020 / — Adam Moseri, head of Instagram and former director on Facebook, recently announced on his Twitter that this social media platform will do more to ensure influencers properly disclose when they have been incentivized to post. Not too long ago we have explained to you why disclosures are important for influencers and brands – not to mention our recent report about the Federal Trade Commission forcing influencers to disclose all their marketing posts. As you can see, this topic is so “hot” that even the owners and administrators of the biggest platforms are now taking steps to ensure that everything within their websites is happening on par with the law – and we, while being a social media marketplace platform, just have to stay up-to-date with it all on Brybe.Following an investigation from a U.K. watchdog called the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which found Instagram was failing to protect consumers from being misled, the platform has committed …



Why low latency is important for cryptocurrency exchanges, explained

why low latency is important for cryptocurrency exchanges, explained


In the volatile world of cryptocurrency, latency becomes even more important than ever before, as prices can move swiftly in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, extremely low latency will be essential in bringing institutional money into these platforms. The digital nature of cryptocurrency, not to mention the hype and uncertainty that surrounds the majority of the space, can lead to substantial volatility in crypto markets. Only a few seconds can make a huge difference in how successful a strategy is. More than ever, traders need to know that their trades are being posted as quickly as possible.  Another latency issue that users encounter on cryptocurrency exchanges comes from a lack of standards or uniformity. One exchange may have great infrastructure and speed, while others are lagging behind. This can cause headaches, as many traders interact with multiple platforms, especially arbitrage traders who seek to make a profit from price discrepancies across different markets. These opportunities don’t last long, and having low latency is essential to be able to capitalize on them. These issues with performance don’t only affect individual human traders. The cryptocurrency space is currently being broken into by institutional investors, and if this …


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AMD’s next GPU might not play games, but could make you money with cryptocurrency mining

amd’s next gpu might not play games, but could make you money with cryptocurrency mining


New Linux drivers have been spotted that suggest that AMD could be working on a graphics card that won’t play games, but will instead be used for cryptocurrency mining.Spotted by the Phoronix website, patches in AMD’s open-source Linux driver make reference to a “navi10 blockchain SKU” with a device ID of 0x731E.What’s interesting is that this mysterious GPU has the Display Core Next (DCN) and Video Core Next (VCN) engines disabled, which suggests that not only will it not be for gaming, but it won’t even come with any display outputs to connect it to a monitor.After the gold rushBecause of its apparent lack of display outputs, it’s likely this is a GPU for cryptocurrency mining. A few years ago there was a bit of a virtual gold rush as people used GPUs to mine for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and depending on your setup, you could make a decent profit.While the cryptocurrency craze has died down a bit (thankfully, as it made trying to buy certain GPUs for gaming almost impossible), there are still digital prospectors out there hoping to strike it rich. GPUs that are specially designed for …


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INFLUASIA Extends Its Service With BUZZER, A One-Stop Influencer Marketing Agency

influasia extends its service with buzzer, a one-stop influencer marketing agency


In a world where social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, this digital era has brought upon the rise of social media influencers. In fact, influencer marketing is poised to become a multi-billion dollar industry in the coming years. And if your company is looking to tackle the wide influencer market, look no further than the top influencer marketing agency, Buzzer!

Buzzer is rapidly making its way to becoming one of the leading influencer marketing agencies in Malaysia. The agency was found by the award-winning media firm, INFLUASIA. In case you didn’t know, INFLUASIA is the parent firm that also houses some of local-favourite media sites such as Lobak Merah, Noodou, IRL, and even yours truly, WORLD OF BUZZ.
List of INFLUASIA-owned brands.

What is an influencer marketing agency?
At Buzzer, their primary focus is to amplify clients’ core message and brand value through a full-service activation campaign that is designed for success.
Housing some of the hottest internet personalities and KOLs in town, Buzzer holds a growing database that reaches more than 49,000 local influencers, giving their experts a perfect field to curate a precise match for every brand. Not only that, they also utilise …


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PayPal Eyes Purchase Of Cryptocurrency Custodian BitGo: Report

paypal eyes purchase of cryptocurrency custodian bitgo: report


PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) is in talks with digital asset custodian BitGo for an acquisition deal, according to Bloomberg.
What Happened: A deal could be reached within weeks but discussions are still in the early stages, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. PayPal might consider other potential targets if the negotiations fall apart.
BitGo, a California-based digital assets custodian, offers multi-signature wallet services. Multiple signatures generated from unique private keys are needed for routing transactions through such wallets.
The terms of the deal are unknown. BitGo was last valued at $170 million in a 2018 funding round, according to Pitchbook data reported by Bloomberg.
Why Does It Matter: Earlier this week, PayPal announced it is adding digital assets like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, and Litecoin to its online payments platform — allowing users to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrencies.
PayPal plans to streamline cryptocurrencies as a funding source at its merchant partners sometime in 2021. Presently, the online payments solution provider only allows the self-custody of cryptocurrencies and does not permit users to transfer them to other PayPal accounts.
PayPal’s new launch drew mixed reactions from the blockchain and digital assets community.
Price Action: PayPal shares closed 4.29% lower at $203.93 on Thursday, …


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