Monthly Archives: January 2018

Linux Meltdown/Spectre patch destroys mining hashrates, here is the fix

If you rebooted your linux-based mining rig at some point in the last couple days, you may have noticed that your mining hashrate was drastically lower after your system restarted. What happened?

Turns out a kernal update designed to patch the Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities present in Intel CPUs was deployed on January 9th, and it had the unintended consequence of negatively impacting GPU mining speed.

Thankfully, you can manually remove the update for now. Just follow these instructions and you should be back to normal.

Thanks to the many readers that wrote in and made me aware of the issue!

New year, new cryptocurrency predictions

Happy (belated) New Year! I intended to get this post up earlier, but I’ve been under the weather lately.

Now that we’re about a week into 2018, it’s probably a good time to talk about what’s in store for cryptocurrency as this decade winds down. I see daily questions from readers about my opinions on what the future holds, and I typically don’t respond (especially regarding price predictions) because I just don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. With that said, I do think it’d be fun to take a few educated guesses regarding major cryptocurrency developments that’ll probably happen in 2018-2019.

Read on for a look into CryptoBadger’s crystal ball!