ASUS to Announce New Mining Motherboard

Device is called ASUS H370 Mining Master and is designed to support up to 20 GPUs
31 May 2018   1349

The company Asus has introduced a new motherboard, designed specifically for cryptocurrency miners. This is reported on the company's website.

The H370 Mining Master motherboard is an updated version of the B250 Mining Expert, presented last year, containing 19 PCI-Express slots. The main feature of the newer device is support for up to 20 video cards.

ASUS H370 Mining Master Motherboard
ASUS H370 Mining Master Motherboard

According to representatives of the company Asus, a new hardware will be available in the third quarter of this year. The price of the device is still unknown.

The H370 Mining Master is equipped with a built-in monitoring system for the status of the connected video cards. For memory, there are two slots in which you can install up to 32 GB of DDR4 2666 memory. The board's hardware includes two SATA 6 Gbps ports, six USB 3.1 ports and four USB 2.0, and one Gigabit Ethernet.

The new product will be presented to the public next week in Taiwan during the Computex 2018 event.

Iceland Farm Thief to be Sentenced to 4.5 Years

He was able to escape to Amsterdam in April 2018, using prison's window
22 January 2019   75

Icelandic Sindri Tor Stefansson, who was previously charged with theft of bitcoin mining equipment for more than $ 2 million, was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison. Six of his accomplices also received various prison sentences. This is reported by local media.

In addition, convicts will have to pay more than $ 200,000 in compensation in favor of the affected mining company Advania.

In March 2018, Stefansson and his accomplices committed one of the largest robberies in Iceland's history, stealing more than 600 full-featured mining farms from Bitmain.

Police detained the robbers in the same month. However, in April, Sindri Thor Stefansson managed to escape from Icelandic prison and flew to Stockholm and then to Amsterdam, using cell phone and fake ID.

Less than a week later, police detained Stefansson in Amsterdam, after which he was extradited to Iceland, where he was brought to justice.