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While Bitcoin’s Price Slumps the Network’s Mining Difficulty Reaches a Lifetime High

Report: China’s Bitcoin Hashrate Dominance Dives, ‘North America Could Steal the Lead’

A newly published regional report shows that China’s hashrate has likely dropped to 55% while the U.S. has climbed to 11%. Another study predicts that it’s possible North America could overtake China in terms of hashrate by the end of 2021. Bitcoin Mining Farm Operator Says Mining Industry in North America Is Booming For years […]

Bitcoin Mining Operation Bitfarms to be Listed on Nasdaq Following DTC Eligibility 

The Toronto-based Bitcoin mining operation Bitfarms announced the company has been approved for a common stock listing on Nasdaq Global Market tier. The company is already listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the firm’s Nasdaq listing will be listed under the ticker symbol “BITF.†Bitcoin Mining Operation Bitfarms to be Listed on Nasdaq […]

Bitfarms Partners With Foundry, Joins US Mining Pool, Fleet Expands by 2,465 Bitcoin Miners

On April 23, the publicly listed mining operation Bitfarms revealed a partnership with the Digital Currency Group (DCG) subsidiary Foundry Digital LLC. Bitfarms will be joining Foundry’s American mining pool and the two bitcoin mining firms have revealed the joint purchase of 2,465 Whatsminer M30S ASIC mining machines. Bitfarms Partners With Foundry’s US Operations At […]

2 Cents per Kilowatt Hour: Bitfarms to Launch a 210 MW Bitcoin Mining Operation in Argentina

The Canadian publicly traded bitcoin mining company Bitfarms has announced a deal that will see the company developing a 210 megawatt (MW) mining farm in Argentina. Bitfarms says that the company was able to secure a low electricity rate at $0.02 per kWh during the contractual period. Argentine-Based Bitcoin Mining Facility Aims to Acquire 210 […]

Bitcoin Hashrate Drops Over 45%, Xinjiang Grid Blackouts Blamed, BTC Price Slides 10%

Since April 15, the Bitcoin network hashrate has dropped more than 49% after touching an all-time high at 218 exahash per second. Regional reports noted that in China the Xinjiang grid is having blackouts and “safety inspections.†Reports Claim Blackouts in Xinjiang, China Have Pushed Bitcoin’s Hashrate Down 49% At the time of writing, the […]

Bitriver to Sell Tokens Backed by 100 Megawatts of Low-Carbon Siberian Mining Power

On April 12, the international provider of colocation services for low-carbon cryptocurrency mining Bitriver announced it is launching a pre-sale of tokens backed by 100 megawatts (MW) of mining power in Siberia. The ERC20 tokens called “bitriver token (BTR)†will represent a single watt-hour (Wh) of Bitriver’s power in Bratsk. A Low-Carbon Crypto Mining Token […]

Online Game Operator The9 Plans to Purchase 2,000 Bitcoin Miners for Over $6 Million

The Shanghai-based online game operator, The9 Limited, has revealed the company is planning to acquire 2,000 Canaan Avalonminers for over $6 million in a stock deal. The9’s binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) explains that the new units will give the company 0.1 exahash of bitcoin hashpower. On April 9, the publicly-listed gaming and internet company […]

Texas Bitcoin Mining Swells- Riot Purchases Mining Site for $650M, Blockcap Establishes HQ in Austin

The Lone Star State of Texas is solidifying its role as a bitcoin mining and blockchain hub. This week two major bitcoin mining companies established operations in Texas. The company Riot Blockchain purchased a mining site in Rockdale and the bitcoin mining firm Blockcap announced establishing headquarters in Austin. Blockcap Sets Up Headquarters in Austin, […]

Chinese Lottery Firm Rebrands, Purchases Bitcoin Mining Rig Manufacturer for $100 Million

Following the acquisition of the Chinese mining pool Btc.com, the China-based lottery company 500.com revealed the purchase of a bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Bee Computing. The Shenzhen firm purchased the semiconductor and mining device manufacturer for roughly $100 million in a share exchange agreement. 500.com Changes Name to Bit Mining Limited and Acquires Bee Computing […]

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sets New Records, BTC Miners Capture $1.5 Billion in Revenue Last Month

On Friday, April 2, 2021, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is the highest it has even been in its lifetime but bitcoin miners still captured record revenues last month raking in $1.5 billion in coinbase rewards and transaction fees. Today, the blockchain’s hashrate is around 160 exahash per second (EH/s) with 17 pools dedicating hashpower to the […]

Youtuber Builds a Bitcoin Miner Out of a 31-year old Nintendo Game Boy

On Saturday, a popular Youtuber named Stacksmashing published a video that shows him hacking a 1989 Nintendo Game Boy in order to mine bitcoin. Despite the creativity and the fact that the miner only leverages four double-A batteries, Stacksmashing noted that the 8-bit handheld game console was not nearly as powerful as today’s modern mining […]

DMG and Argo to Launch a Clean Energy-Focused Bitcoin Mining Pool

The blockchain and crypto firm DMG Blockchain Solutions has revealed a partnership with the crypto asset mining business Argo Blockchain. The two firms have decided to launch a bitcoin mining pool that’s focused on leveraging clean energy resources. DMG Blockchain Solutions (TSX-V: DMGI) and Argo Blockchain Plc (LSE: ARB) have recently entered into a Memorandum […]

Hut 8 Joins Foundry’s US Mining Pool, Adds Over 14,000 Bitcoin Mining Rigs of Hashpower

On Tuesday, the firm Hut 8 Mining Corp., announced that it is joining the Foundry U.S.-based bitcoin mining pool. The publicly-listed mining company said that it added 14,400 machines to Foundry’s mining operation and it also plans to deploy another 5,000 miners by August. Hut 8 Joins Foundry’s US Pool and Adds 14,400 Bitcoin Mining […]

Hut 8 Joins Foundry’s US Mining Pool, Adds Over 14,000 Bitcoin Mining Rigs of Hashpower

On Tuesday, the firm Hut 8 Mining Corp., announced that it is joining the Foundry U.S.-based mining pool. The publicly-listed mining company said that it added 14,400 machines to Foundry’s mining operation and it also plans to deploy another 5,000 miners by August. Hut 8 Joins Foundry’s US Pool and Adds 14,400 Bitcoin Mining Rigs […]

500 MW by 2025: Bitcoin Miner Greenidge and It’s Wholly-Owned Power Plant to Be Listed on Nasdaq

On Monday, the New York-based company Greenidge Generation Holdings revealed the business aims to be the first publicly-listed mining operation with a wholly-owned power plant. Greenidge expects to be publicly listed on Nasdaq via a merger with the firm Support.com. Greenidge Bitcoin Mining Operation and Gas Power Plant Plans to be Listed on Nasdaq Last […]

Ebang Hopes to Capture a ‘Competitive Edge’ After Developing a Next-Generation 6nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

The publicly-listed bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Ebang has announced the completion of a new 6nm ASIC mining chip. Ebang believes the next-generation mining chip will give the firm’s ASIC products a “competitive edge†in the ambitious bitcoin mining industry. Mass Production of 6nm Chips to Begin When Market Conditions Become Suitable During the last few […]

BTC Hashpower Swells: Bitcoin Network Touches 185 Exahash, Hashrate Climbs 18,400% Since 2016

During the last week, the Bitcoin network’s hashrate has jumped to a record high of 185 exahash per second on March 14, 2021. The hashpower has relentlessly continued to rise, climbing a whopping 18,400% in five years since January 21, 2016. Bitcoin Price Jumps Over 1,500% in a Year, Hashrate Climbs 18,400% in Five Years […]

BTC Miner Stresses: ‘Bitcoin is One of the Most Environment-Friendly Financial Networks’

While bitcoin has been gathering widespread attention with prices touching all-time highs, mainstream pundits have tried to attack the leading crypto asset for its energy consumption. It seems a new ‘bitcoin is bad for the environment’ editorial is published nearly every week by mainstream journalists, tech authors, and climate activists. This week a representative from […]

China’s Bitcoin Mining Rig Manufacturers Pressed by Demand, Advance Orders, Devices Sold Out

A regional report from China indicates that bitcoin mining rig manufacturers have seen a massive surge in demand since the price of the leading crypto asset skyrocketed. Companies such as Canaan Creative have placed significantly sized mining rig orders while other companies like Bitmain are completely sold out. Bitcoin Mining Rig Manufacturers Experience a Device […]

Report: Bitcoin Mining Firm Northern Data AG Plans for a $500 Million IPO

While the public prepares for the upcoming Coinbase public offering, the mining firm Northern Data AG is reportedly planning to go public as well. Sources say that the mining business is in talks with Credit Suisse Group to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States. Report: Sources Say Northern Data AG IPO […]

Bitcoin Hashrate Hits 180 Exahash, Mining Difficulty Climbs Higher, Pools Jump by 35%

The price of bitcoin has climbed to phenomenal heights during the last few weeks and this has fueled the crypto asset’s mining sector a great deal. Despite the fact that the Bitcoin network’s mining difficulty has never been higher at 21.72 trillion, the hashrate has climbed to a whopping 180 exahash per second (EH/s) and […]

Bitcoin Energy Consumption Is Far More Efficient and Greener Than Today’s Banking System

While bitcoin and a variety of digital currencies have swelled in value, a number of critics have spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) in regard to the energy consumption proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrencies leverage to produce new units of currency. Just recently the software engineer Stephen Diehl expressed his dissatisfaction over the environmental cost of bitcoin. […]

Bitcoin Energy Consumption Is Far More Efficient and Greener Than Today’s Banking System

While bitcoin and a variety of digital currencies have swelled in value, a number of critics have spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) in regard to the energy consumption proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrencies leverage to produce new units of currency. Just recently the software engineer Stephen Diehl expressed his dissatisfaction over the environmental cost of bitcoin. […]

Proof-of-Work and Yield Farming: Binance and Poolin Launch Tokens Backed by Bitcoin Hashrate

There’s a new type of token gaining popularity in the crypto space with the launch of coins that are backed by a specific amount of proof-of-work (PoW) hashrate. On January 6, 2021, Binance launched a new project called the bitcoin standard hashrate token (BTCST), a coin that represents 0.1 terahash (TH/s). Furthermore, the mining operation […]

Russian Oil Giant Provides Excess Gas to Operations Powering Bitcoin Mining Devices

The firm Gazpromneft, an oil subsidiary of the Russian natural gas and global energy company Gazprom, is giving bitcoin mining operations the chance to power operations by using excess gas for electricity. The Russian firm has allowed a small mining operation to benefit from the excess gas by mining bitcoin on-site at the oil field. […]

Canaan Launches Submerged Liquid-Cooled Bitcoin Miner, Noiseless Device Boasts 50 Terahash

The publicly listed ASIC mining rig manufacturer, Canaan, has announced the launch of a new submerged liquid-cooled bitcoin miner called the Avalonminer A1066I. Canaan claims the new immersion cooling miner is noiseless and capable of significant overclocking, as the miner’s cooling system increases power efficiency by 78%. The China-based and Nasdaq-listed bitcoin mining rig manufacturer, […]

Bitcoin Miners Earn Over $1 Million per Hour — Revenue Increases 185% Since the 2020 Halving

Bitcoin miners have been yielding a very profitable year in monthly revenues, as the latest onchain data shows significant figures at its highest levels since 2019. Hourly Bitcoin Mining Revenues Hits 2019 Highs According to Glassnode, BTC miners are currently earning $1 million per hour, meaning an increase of 185% since the halving happened in […]

Publicly-Listed Bitcoin Mining Operations See Shares Skyrocket, Riot Blockchain Market Cap Reaches $1B

While bitcoin’s value has captured new all-time price highs, a number of publicly listed bitcoin mining operations have seen significant profits. The U.S.-based firm Riot Blockchain’s market valuation recently obtained a $1 billion capitalization. Meanwhile, a number of other bitcoin mining business operations have seen colossal demand for company shares. Riot Blockchain, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIOT) […]

China’s Coal Standoff Causes Power Shortages, Chinese Bitcoin Miners ‘Heavily Affected’

Regional reports from China detail that bitcoin miners located in certain areas in South China are running short on electricity. The country has been having massive issues with coal prices soaring across the mainland, as the Chinese government hasn’t been allowing coal carriers into ports. Because of the sweeping electrical shortages, mining activities have been […]

Genesis Mining Is Converting Excess Bitcoin Datacenter Heat Into Greenhouse Power in Sweden

One of the largest bitcoin mining operations in the world, Genesis Mining, has been working on an experiment with Systemair, Lulea Technical University, Research Institute of Sweden, and the local Boden municipality. The teams in Sweden are developing a system that converts excess heat from Genesis’s bitcoin mining to power greenhouse operations. Bitcoin mining is […]

Bulgarian Electricity Company Unveils Details of Historic Power Theft Linked to Illegal Bitcoin Mining

One of the largest exporters of electricity in Europe has revealed details of the most significant theft they have had in history, linked to a massive illegal bitcoin mining farm in a small Bulgarian village. Bulgarian Electricity Company Uncovers Massive Electricity Theft Linked to Illegal Bitcoin Mining According to Vesti, CEZ Group and police in […]

Bitcoin’s Rise Causes Shortage of Mining Rigs, Most Units Sold Out, Miners Concerned About Supply

While the bitcoin economy has swelled in value, the overall network hashrate has gradually climbed higher as miners are making a lot of money confirming blocks. However, obtaining bitcoin mining rigs isn’t so easy these days, and regional reports from China indicate a great number of ASIC manufacturers are sold out for months. Moreover, because […]