Time for hardware wallet devices to make a difference.
Hardware is a term that is used to describe the physical parts of an information technology product. Hardware includes such things as central and graphic processing units, various types of data storages, sound cards, monitors and so on. Hardware is a crucial part of cryptocurrency mining — Bitcoin mining in particular. The processing power provided by the hardware for mining various cryptocurrencies is a key part of building a new block within a blockchain. Bitcoin mining hardware includes such types as CPU mining, GPU mining, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) mining and application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining. Specifications of a particular mining tool strongly influences the efficiency of the chosen hardware for mining Bitcoins. Hardware is also an important part of the storage of Bitcoin and is used in hardware wallets, ATMs, etc.
Kraken’s security division revealed that the entire family of Trezor wallets can be hacked to steal private keys, though the method requires specialized hardware.12940
A blockchain platform and an oracle service provider are leveraging each other’s products to improve their offerings and take the technology mainstream.4707
Major global chipmaker Nvidia, popular with cryptocurrency miners, has outstripped analysts’ expectations with its latest set of quarterly financials.2945
American payments startup Uphold has announced that it will use Ledger Vault to add more security to its platform.9301
EU hardware wallet manufacturer Trezor has responded to a report from its competitor Ledger that described vulnerabilities in Trezor’s devices.7462
Ledger’s Attack Lab has found five vulnerabilities in hardware wallets of its direct competitor Trezor.9656
Intel has launched a commercial blockchain package based on the Hyperledger Fabric, also using the company’s own hardware.7212
Ethereum core developers have decided to delay their decision regarding the implementation of ASIC-resistant protocol, ProgPoW.7911
Hong Kong-based computer hardware manufacturer Sapphire is releasing a GPU for mining a newly-released privacy-oriented coin.9802
Japan’s tech giant Sony has filed two patents on blockchain hardware to boost distributed ledger performance.24107
Bitcoin mining: what is it, what are its purposes and pitfalls to avoid?44511
Coinkite has announced it is closing down its web wallet to focus on other projects after legal issues and DDoS attacks have impeded the use of the wallet.649
New Bitcoin-mining hardware may increase mining profits by 30%, claims the Indian scientist, Rakesh Kumar.825
Kaspersky recently uncovered Equation Group, a nasty cybercrime operation that embeds malware in hardware all around the world. It's hard to detect. Once malware is installed, it's difficult to get rid of. Even reinstalling the operating system doesn't help. The only way to extinguish the it once and for all, is to destroy your hard drive.535