Lionel Laurent

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World's biggest Bitcoin-mining rig maker Bitmain eyes move into AI

Business Aug 14, 2018

World's biggest Bitcoin-mining rig maker Bitmain eyes move into AI

The 1980s cyberpunk novels that predicted today's internet failed to conceive of anything as outlandish or contradictory as Bitcoin: A digital currency that's spent nowhere, a commodity that's used for nothing, and a libertarian dream that is effectively run by elites. Now, after its 66 ...