Man’s Life Savings Stolen from Hardware Wallet Supplied by a Reseller (news.bitcoin.com)

Hardware wallets are regarded as one of the safest means of storing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Each device grants the holder possession of their private keys and adds a PIN code plus other tamer-proof tech for enhanced security. Hardware wallets are not impregnable, however, as one British man found to his peril after purchasing the device on Ebay.
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ENERGY-EFFICIENT BITCOIN MINING HARDWARE ACCELERATORS (patentscope.wipo.int)

A processing system includes a processor to construct an input message comprising a target value and a nonce and a hardware accelerator, communicatively coupled to the processor, implementing a plurality of circuits to perform stage-1 secure hash algorithm (SHA) hash and stage-2 SHA hash, wherein to perform the stage-2 SHA hash, the hardware accelerator is to perform a plurality of rounds of compression on state data stored in a plurality of registers associated with a stage-2 SHA hash…

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Iranian Computer Hardware Company Accepts Bitcoin (news.bitcoin.com)

Lioncomputer is an Iranian computing hardware company that has been operating since 2013. Yasser Ahmadi of Lioncomputer told news.Bitcoin.com that Lioncomputer has sought to actively engage with the Iranian bitcoin mining community, stating that the company “has supported miners through mining forums and provid[ed] them with the latest mining hardware.” Mr. Ahmadi claims that Lioncomputing has been “the biggest online hardware shopping website in Iran [since] 2013.”

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