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Cryptosis
What you describe is referred to as Cryptosis. It's a disease that targets the Brain's natural flight defense. Known symptoms include insomnia, excessive anxiety, drained cell batteries, and depleting bank accounts. Some extreme cases have been known to exhibit delusions of materializing exotic cars out of thin air and even becoming astronauts.
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2 days ago by gdubz
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MUST Watch! $20,000 Stolen from Bittrex (7btc) Captured live is Fake.
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2 days ago by randyhilarski
How the cryptocurrency gold rush could backfire on NVIDIA and AMD • Tech.pinions
Ryan Shrout:
<p>With all that is going right for AMD and NVIDIA because of this repurposed used of current graphics card products lines, there is a significant risk at play for all involved. Browse into any gaming forum or subreddit and you’ll find just as many people unhappy with the cryptocurrency craze as you will happy with its potential for profit. The PC gamers of the world that simply want to buy the most cost-effective product for their own machines are no longer able to do so, with inventory snapped up the instant it shows up. And when they can find a card for sale, they are significantly higher prices. A look at Amazon.com today for Radeon RX 580 cards show starting prices at the $499 mark but stretching to as high as $699. This product launched with an expected MSRP of just $199-$239, making the current prices a more than 2x increase.

As AMD was the first target of this most recent coin mining boon, the Radeon brand is seeing a migration of its gaming ecosystem to NVIDIA and the GeForce brand. A gamer that decides a $250 card is in their budget for a new PC would find that the Radeon RX 580 is no longer available to them. The GeForce GTX 1060, with similar performance levels and price points, is on the next (virtual) shelf over, so that becomes the defacto selection. This brings the consumer into NVIDIA’s entire ecosystem, using its software like GeForce Experience, looking at drivers, game optimizations, free game codes, inviting research into GeForce-specific technology like G-Sync. For Radeon, it has not lost a sale this generation (as the original graphics card that consumer would have bought has been purchased for mining) but it may have lost a long-term customer to its competitor.</p>


Weird if cryptocurrencies squeeze PC gaming so much that it migrates elsewhere. And meanwhile, what is this rush to GPUs doing to big companies' machine learning efforts?
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2 days ago by charlesarthur
FCT investment summary
Great writeup of FCT investment summary
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3 days ago by gdubz

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