Ohio ‘rolls out the red carpet’ for blockchain businesses by accepting bitcoin this tax season

Ohio has a message for blockchain enthusiasts: The Buckeye State wants your business. That memo was a key driver of the state’s decision to accept bitcoin for taxes, Ohio’s state treasurer Josh Mandel told CNBC this week. As of Monday,…

Cryptocurrencies have shed almost $700 billion since January peak

The cryptocurrency market is facing an intense sell-off as investors are rattled by heightened talk of regulatory scrutiny and infighting over a schism in bitcoin’s most notable spin-off, bitcoin cash. At around 1:50 p.m. London time (8:50 a.m. ET), the…

Crypto investment firm Grayscale rakes in $330 million this year despite bitcoin bear market

Bitcoin prices continue to drag lower this year as retail interest fizzles. But institutional investors seem to be picking up that slack, and led the world’s largest digital currency investment firm to notch record inflows this year. New York- based…

HPE brings high performance computing to astronauts in space

Image: NASA HPE is bringing high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). The Spaceborne Computer, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) supercomputer that HPE and NASA launched into space last year, will help astronauts analyze data…

Congestion from the Internet of Things keeps CIOs up at night

The onslaught of data pouring into enterprises from the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating headaches for IT leaders. Seven in 10 CIOs, for one, say IoT is going to be a major drag on their systems and infrastructures. Photo:…

Cray introduces a multi-CPU supercomputer design

Supercomputer maker Cray announced what it calls its last supercomputer architecture before entering the era of exascale computing. It is code-named “Shasta,” and the Department of Energy, already a regular customer of supercomputing, said it will be the first to…