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Nvidia has announced the first GPUs from their next generation of consumer 16nm FinFET GPUs using the Pascal architecture including some specifications and new features along with the prices and release dates. As expected the new GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 GPUs will be clocked higher and at the same time will consume less power and provide users with more power for the next generation of higher resolution displays an VR for examples. The big question for us however is how the new GPUs will be performing for crypto currency mining as compared to the current generation of Maxwell-based GPUs. The increase of performance combined with lower power usage of the new Pascal models as compared to the current Maxwell video cards is a promising start for sure. We’ll have to wait a bit more in order to see, the GeForce GTX 1080 is going to be available starting May 27th with a price of $599 USD and the GeForce GTX 1070 is coming two weeks later on June 10th with a price of $379 USD. Of course for miners with multi-GPU mining rigs the GTX 1070 would probably be the more interesting product…

For more details on what to expect from the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs…


Valve has officially added support for Bitcoin payments in their Steam platform for distributing games online, meaning that millions of gamers worldwide can now pay with BTC for their new game purchases. There has been some rumors and leaks suggesting that this will happen at some point, but it is official now and you can already pay with Bitcoin at Steam. The payment processor that Valve has selected for Steam is BitPay.

“As the internet’s universal currency, Bitcoin will allow Steam to easily reach gamers in every market around the world – without the high fees or the risk of chargeback fraud that come with card payments.”

Time to spend some Bitcoin for the purchase of some new games, even though there aren’t many big upcoming titles planned for release very soon, there are many indie games that you can support. It will be interesting to see some statistics in a few weeks or months for how gamers around the world have used the new Bitcoin payment feature on Steam, meanwhile we welcome the adoption of BTC by Steam.


Currently serving over 180,000 customers, the world’s leading Bitcoin cloud mining provider Genesis Mining is celebrating its two year anniversary with generous 5% discount codes on all purchases until April 11.

Two years ago, Marco Streng, Marco Krohn and Jakov Dolic announced the launch of Genesis Mining. After being involved in Bitcoin for several years, they watched on the sideline as cloud mining companies came and went and realized that there was a huge opportunity in the market to offer a legitimate and trusted cloud mining service.

Genesis Mining has now become one of the fastest growing Bitcoin companies in the world and today, proudly serves over 180,000 active daily customers.

Speaking with Marco Streng, CEO and Co-Founder of Genesis Mining, he stated “When we first launched, we made it our goal to truly dedicate ourselves to our customers. While we come up with innovate ideas on our own, many of the new services and products we launch come straight from our customers. We’ve made it a habit to listen to what they want then build products and services to cater to them.”

And the customer growth continues, driven in recent months by the rapid increase of Ether price. Genesis Mining made headlines in February when they announced their Ether Cloud Mining offering when the price was below a dollar, shortly after the price began to quickly increase, reaching nearly $12 today. This price hike resulted in a flood of new and thrilled customers.

While operating for two years and 180,000 customers are significant milestones, Genesis Mining continues to raise the bar and aim for new heights. To celebrate the two year anniversary of launching, Genesis Mining is happy to offer a 5% discount code to all customers, valid until 04/11/16 11:59 PM. To receive a 5% discount on Bitcoin, Ethereum and Scrypt cloud mining, simply enter discount code HappyBirthdayGM16 at checkout. If you miss the special event promo code, you can still use our special discount code CryptoMiningBlog5 to get some extra discount and get even better price should you decide to purchase a cloud mining contract.

To learn more and take advantage of Genesis Mining’s 5% discount code on all purchases…