CNET también está disponible en español. The phone and appliance powerhouse is also the world’s largest chipmaker.

And it’s making processors for mining virtual dinero. That clinking, clanking sound, it makes the world go ’round.

And apparently Samsung’s not deaf to it. You’re not the only one who dreams of cashing in on cryptocurrency mania.

Samsung’s right there with you. In its fourth-quarter earnings report Wednesday, the consumer-electronics purveyor and world’s largest chipmaker by revenue said it expects its foundry business to get a bump-up from “growing demand for cryptocurrency mining chips.”

It also confirmed, separately, that it’s making such chips. “Samsung’s foundry business is currently engaged in the manufacturing of cryptocurrency mining chips,” the company said in a statement sent to various media outlets. Read more from…

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