“The goal is to design a downlink system from the satellites to the public that is as open and inexpensive as possible."
Individual Bitcoin miners are being driven out of the market by powerful mining pools.
The Bitcoin market went into a panic Thursday over the possibility of a "51 percent attack."
While dedicating a portion of the power of a typical home computer to the task would only generate the equivalent of a few pennies per year, installing the malware on millions of computers would produce some serious money.
At a secure facility that was once a NATO base, computer servers run around the clock mining bitcoins.
No, Apple didn't include a "secret Bitcoin mining feature" in OS X.