Welcome to the NiceHash crypto news digest. Let's see what happened these last few days.
Intel unveiled the 13th Gen processors
At Intel Innovation, Intel unveiled the 13th Gen processors family, led by the flagship Core i9-13900K. The new announced desktop processors now have up to 24 cores and up to 32 threads, cores clock speed is up to 5.8 GHz. The CPUs will be available starting October 20.
It is worth noting that despite a slight decrease in the profitability of CPU mining in recent years, some algos for CPU mining are gaining popularity again. So, for example, along with Monero, NiceHash miners are increasingly choosing VerusCoin.
Polkadot introduced a roadmap
Polkadot is currently considered to be one of the most innovative projects in the cryptoworld. Its roadmap includes developments and upgrades in the field of asynchronous backing, parathreads, XCMv3 deployment, and others. 'We've been hard at work on delivering the code for these features and upgrades and look forward to having them accepted by the Polkadot community', pointed out by Rob Habermeier, the project founder.
The roadmap details are available on the Polkadot website.
Cardano deployed Vasil hard fork
A few days ago, Cardano mainnet was successfully hardforked and the Vasil upgrade was deployed. This event was reported by the Input Output HK blockchain company on their Twitter. It is noted that new upgrade will significantly improve the performance and capabilities of Cardano, including increased throughput and lower costs. Against the backdrop of this news, the Cardano (ADA) exchange rate showed a little growth at the time.
The Australia's central bank published a White Paper for the digital currency
Reserve Bank of Australia is researching the potential role and benefits of central bank digital currency (CBDC). In this regard, the central bank has issued a White Paper for CBDC pilot project that contains the current research details and invites engagement by interested industry participants. The pilot blockchain-based project will be called eAUD and denominated in Australian dollars.
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