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Bitcoin’s hashrate has recovered quickly from China


Bitcoin mining has fully recovered since the Chinese government cracked down on all mining activities earlier this year, effectively shutting down more than half of the world’s miners overnight. . Prior to the crackdown, China accounted for about 75 percent of the “average monthly hash rate.”

an expression used to calculate the computing power required for me Bitcoin. Data now shows that the network hash rate has risen by about 113% in the last five months, successfully reversing the massive decline seen after Chinese miners were forced to cease operations. or move to other countries.

According to a CNBC report, the hashrate, which refers to the cumulative number of terahashs per second (TH / s), peaked at about 180 million TH / s on May 14, but dropped to 86 million TH / s s on July 4th. , last week, the figures returned to an average of 182.83 million TH / s. The ban has forced miners to move their equipment to other countries, such as Russia and the United States.

In Kazakhstan, a country not far from China, this has even led to a series of power outages due to Bitcoin mining that requires large amounts of electricity. The country is preparing to build a new nuclear power plant to deal with this problem. Bitcoin has withstood an attack by a Chinese nation-state that banned mining, and the network shrugged, “said Kevin Zhang, vice president of business development at the popular cryptocurrency mining company Foundry, while speaking to CNBC.

“The bitcoin network withstood an onslaught from a great superpower and came out stronger than ever six short months later. How can anyone argue, “What if nations forbid it?” Again? “He said.

According to Zhang, such a quick recovery was possible because the United States made sure it laid the groundwork for mining to flourish there. “There is a huge appetite for growth, building infrastructure and harnessing blocked energy,” he said.

Cryptocurrency mining consumes large amounts of energy, both through the electricity consumed by the specialized computer equipment needed to solve the mathematical puzzles that produce the coin, and through the energy needed to cool the machines and prevent them from overheating.

WhatsApp is reportedly working to restrict the unknown


WhatsApp is reportedly bringing in new privacy measures to make it harder for people to know their last viewed status and online presence on the platform. The update may not be available to all users yet, but it is said to be available to some people on Android and iOS.

It would help you to stay private and restrict third party apps from allowing people to stalk WhatsApp users. In addition to the privacy-focused update, WhatsApp has brought a new animated sticker pack called Encanto that is available for download through the official WhatsApp sticker store within the app.

As reported by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working to improve user privacy by restricting your last viewed and online status update from people you don’t know or have not chatted with. Some users initially noticed the update. WhatsApp support apparently also confirmed the release of the privacy enhancement.

The update will not bring any changes between you and your friends, family and companies who you know or have previously messagesed to, the support team wrote in an apparent email response to a user. Gadgets 360 has contacted WhatsApp to comment on the new measures. This report will be updated when the company responds.

A report by cybersecurity firm Traced discovered apps and services that allowed users to silently track others on WhatsApp earlier this year. The messaging app does not have a feature that allows you to disable or change your online status, although it does allow you to disable your Last Seen status from unknown people.

Traced reported that many WhatsApp online status trackers were touted as a solution to help people know when their contacts go online on the app, although cyber stalkers could simply use them to monitor others.

App stores, including Google Play, do not allow cyberbullying apps. However, there are several applications listed in these stores that claim to be a solution to help parents and partners to know the online status of their loved ones on WhatsApp.

Along with the privacy-focused feature, WhatsApp has brought the Encanto sticker pack, which is available for download on Android and iOS platforms. It includes 14 animated stickers that users can use in their chats. The package was initially discovered by WABetaInfo.

Redmi Note 11 4G to launch Globally with Snapdragon 680


Redmi Note 11 4G recently debuted as a new addition to the Note 11 series from the Xiaomi sub-brand. It was released in November only for the Chinese market. This made it the fourth phone in the series to include Redmi Note 11 5G, Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G. Redmi Note 11 4G will soon be launched globally with a different build and chipset compared to the Chinese version with SoT MediaTek Helio G88.

Specifications Redmi Note 11 4G (expected) According to a report by The Pixel, the soon-to-be-released Redmi Note 11 4G will feature a Snapdragon 680 SoC. than the “flat edges” presented on the Chinese version. Its remaining specifications are expected to be the same as its Chinese counterpart.

The Redmi Note 11 4G is expected to launch globally with a 6.5-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) full-HD + screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate. It is believed to run on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. The phone is said to have a 5,000 mAh battery that supports fast charging of 18 W. It is also expected to support wireless charging and 9 W reverse charging.

In the camera department, the Redmi Note 11 4G is expected to maintain its triple camera configuration with 50-megapixel primary sensors, 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel macro. It is believed to be equipped with an 8 megapixel perforated selfie shooter in the front.

Asus Chromebook CX1101 with rugged design


Asus Chromebook CX1101 was launched in India on Monday. The company’s latest Chromebook has an 11.6-inch anti-glare HD display and comes in a rugged MIL-STD 810H-certified design. The Asus Chromebook CX1101 is powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 processor combined with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage.

It is equipped with a 720p webcam and supports 5 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity. The laptop weighs 1.24 kg and comes with a 42 Wh battery that is charged with a 45 W adapter via a USB Type-C port.

Asus Chromebook CX1101 price in India, availability The price of the new Asus Chromebook CX1101 in India starts at Rs. 19,999 and will be sold through Flipkart starting December 15th. According to the company, customers can buy Asus Chromebook CX1101 at a reduced price of Rs. 18,990 between December 15 and December 21.

Asus Chromebook CX1101 Specifications The Asus Chromebook CX1101 is equipped with a 1336 × 786 pixel HD anti-glare LCD screen that covers 45% of the NTSC color gamut, according to the company. It is powered by the Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core processor, along with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage. Asus Chromebook CX1101 is running on Google Chrome.

According to Asus, the new Chromebook CX1101 comes with a rugged design that includes metal-reinforced hinges, a spill-resistant keyboard with a 1.5mm keystroke and a 10 million keystroke lifespan. The Asus Chromebook CX1101 is US MIL-STD 810H certified and comes with a built-in Google Titan C security chip. The trackpad comes with multi-gesture support, and the Asus Chromebook CX1101 can be opened at a 180-degree angle, allowing it to sit on a desk.

Asus Chromebook CX1101 is equipped with a 42 Wh 3-cell battery that the company claims can last up to 13 hours and comes with 45 W USB-Type C charging cradle. On the connectivity side, the Asus Chromebook CX1101 comes with two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a microSD card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Asus Chromebook CX1101 measures 291.6 x 200.9 x 19.5 mm and weighs 1.24 kg, according to the company.