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Kyrgyzstan Seizes 2,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices

Law enforcement authorities in Kyrgyzstan have confiscated thousands of crypto mining machines as part of a new offensive against illegal cryptocurrency mining in the country. Investigators have also identified industrial enterprises that have been supplying the bitcoin farms with electricity. Security Service Conducts Operation Against Illegal Mining in Kyrgyzstan The State Committee for National Security […]

Kyrgyzstan Seizes 2,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices

Law enforcement authorities in Kyrgyzstan have confiscated thousands of crypto mining machines as part of a new offensive against illegal cryptocurrency mining in the country. Investigators have also identified industrial enterprises that have been supplying the bitcoin farms with electricity. Security Service Conducts Operation Against Illegal Mining in Kyrgyzstan The State Committee for National Security […]

Nvidia Makes $155 Million From Crypto Mining Chips in Fiscal Q1

Graphics cards manufacturer Nvidia has earned $155 million in revenue from chips designed for cryptocurrency mining during the first fiscal quarter. The company admitted that crypto miners have also pushed sales up in the gaming products segment which remains its main market. Leading GPU Maker Reports Record High Video Card Sales Supported by Crypto Miners […]

Cryptocurrency Mining Banned in Iran as Blackouts and Power Shortages Intensify

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced that cryptocurrency mining is banned in Iran, effective immediately. The ban, which will last until Sept. 22, is imposed as many cities in the country are facing major power blackouts. Iran has banned cryptocurrency mining effective immediately, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in a televised speech at a […]

Executives from China’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Firms Speak About Regulatory Crackdown

During the course of the week, the cryptocurrency community has been focused on China and the country’s Financial Stability Board detailing that it aims to crack down on the bitcoin mining sector. Following the statements from Chinese officials and a few crypto businesses abandoning services in the region, executives from some of China’s largest bitcoin […]

Chinese Firm Bit Mining Invests $9M to Build 100 Megawatt Bitcoin Farm in Kazakhstan

Shenzhen-based Bit Mining is planning to construct and operate a 100 MW crypto-mining data center in Kazakhstan. The project will be implemented in partnership with two local companies that will also provide the enterprise with an array of services. The total amount of the investment will exceed $9 million. Kazakhstan to Host New 100 MW […]

Chinese Internet Cafe Owners Deal With the Pandemic Crisis by Using Their Facilities to Mine Cryptocurrencies

The Coronavirus pandemic has driven people to take advantage of new business lines to deal with the economic crisis, and cryptocurrency is once again a headliner. Internet cafe owners in China are using their facilities to set up crypto mining farms after temporarily shutting down in 2020. Owners Are Earning Around $6,200 Monthly According to […]

Urban Tea Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies Including Dogecoin

A specialty tea products retailer based in China’s Hunan province, Urban Tea, has introduced crypto payments in its stores and restaurants on two continents. Starting from this week, customers will be able to buy its beverages and meals using various cryptocurrencies. Chinese Tea Stores and Restaurants to Accept Crypto The publicly traded tea company runs […]

South Korea to Impose a 20% Tax on Crypto Mining Activities

The cryptocurrency industry in South Korea keeps facing regulatory challenges, and it seems that dust is far from settling. Now, crypto miners will be required to pay taxes, following the same path as digital assets traders. Ruling to Take Place Starting 2022 According to a report published by Donga, miners should be accountable for paying […]

Climate Change Targets Bitcoin Mining: NY Lawmaker Proposes 3-Year Moratorium on Mining Operations in the State

U.S. bureaucrats, particularly Democrats, are concerned about climate change and have introduced lots of legislation in order to address these concerns. Now a lawmaker from New York wants to establish a moratorium for bitcoin mining facilities located in the state, which means cryptocurrency miners in New York would have to halt operations. Senator Kevin Parker […]

Beijing Is Collecting Data From Local Datacenters Involved in Cryptocurrency Mining Activities

Authorities in Beijing have been conducting checks on cryptocurrency mining datacenters to assess and understand its energy consumption and thus the impact on the electric infrastructure. Although it was reported as a rumor by international media outlets, Chinese state media confirmed it. Authorities Sent an ‘Emergency Note’ to Three Biggest Telecom Operators As first reported […]

Beijing Is Collecting Data From Local Datacenters Involved in Cryptocurrency Mining Activities

Authorities in Beijing have been conducting checks on cryptocurrency mining datacenters to assess and understand its energy consumption and thus the impact on the electric infrastructure. Although it was reported as a rumor by international media outlets, Chinese state media confirmed it. Authorities Sent an ‘Emergency Note’ to Three Biggest Telecom Operators As first reported […]

Intel Partners With Microsoft to Combat Cryptojacking Attacks by Deploying a Threat Detection Tool

Although recent studies have been showing a slowdown in cryptojacking activities, especially the ones related to mining privacy coins, Intel remains on the hunt to crackdown on such activities. The tech giant has partnered with Microsoft to deploy a campaign that strengthens cryptojacking detection with new technologies. Tool Could Trigger Multiple Detectors to Halt Any […]

Expert Believes Nuclear-Powered Crypto Mining Could Help Ukraine to Solve Energy Spending Problems

Bitcoin mining could be a proper asset to solve one of the significant issues in the Ukrainian energy sector: spending. A financial expert praised the recent push given by Ukraine’s government to nuclear-powered crypto mining across the nation. Crypto Mining Can ‘Smooth out’ Fluctuations in Consumption, Says Expert During an interview with Inshe, Alexei Mushak, […]

Venezuelan Guards Seize 76 Bitcoin Mining Rigs Due to ‘Inconsistencies’ in Transport Documents

The Bolivarian National Guard of Venezuela (GNB) is known for having a tough stance against crypto mining rig counterfeits, as several operations have been assigned to combat the issues over the last few months. This time, the Venezuelan authorities seized 76 mining rigs after allegedly detecting inconsistencies in the transport documentation. Rigs Are Presumably ASIC […]

Cryptojacking Activity Decreased for the First Time Since 2018, Says Intelligence Report

Cryptojacking activity seems to be losing momentum, specifically types that mine monero, as a recent report unveiled a slowdown in the illicit crypto-mining activities in the cloud. A threat intelligence firm compiled the results. Report Focused on Cryptojacking Incidents With Monero According to Unit 42 in their “Cloud Thread Report,†cryptojacking attacks have been decreasing […]

Hackers Target Github Server Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Github services is under investigation after a series of reports on attacks against one of its infrastructures by running unauthorized crypto mining apps. Cybercriminals allegedly exploited some security flaws that could have been exploited to mine cryptos illicitly. Attacks Exploit ‘Github Actions’ According to The Record, a Dutch security engineer, Justin Perdok, detected a cyberattacker […]

Abkhazia Plans to Criminalize Crypto Mining as Energy Crisis Deepens— Extends Temporary Ban

Crypto mining in Abkhazia is still a hot potato for the de facto state government, which is now determined to criminalize such activities. Continuous massive power disruptions, in parallel, are fueling the anger of the people towards crypto miners. Public Officials to Face Bigger Penalties According to a report published by E Daily, the Abkhazian […]

AMD Won’t Restrict Crypto Miners From Using Its Graphic Cards

Major chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) keeps making headlines amid the battle between crypto miners and PC gamers. Now, the company seems to have made a step forward to become friendlier to those with crypto mining purposes. AMD Doesn’t Want to Follow Nvidia’s Path According to a PC Gamer report, citing a product manager from […]

South Korean Officials Notice a Sudden Rise in Crypto Mining Rigs Imports- Over 41 Shipments Intercepted in 3 Months

Crypto adoption is a hot topic in South Korea, and recent figures have been proving it. However, crypto mining activity is also starting to gather interest across the country, per the latest reports from local media outlets. A Single Rig Should Worth $150 ‘or Less’ to Be Considered for Personal Use According to Kyungin Ilbo, […]

AMD Could Release Its Own Crypto GPU to Mine Ethereum to Calm Down the Skirmish Between Miners and Gamers

A U.S. multinational semiconductor company could be preparing the ground to release its own series of cryptocurrency mining processors. AMD is reportedly looking to introduce a GPU for mining Ethereum. AMD Navi 12 Won’t Have Video Outputs According to PC Gamer, the AMD Navi 12, a graphic processing unit (GPU) first introduced exclusively for Apple […]

Argentinean Startup Accelerator Launches Crypto Mining Farm in Mar Del Plata

The Technological District of Mar del Plata, Argentina, will host a massive crypto mining operation backed by a domestic startup accelerator. Lothal Mining is the company that will run the operations of the mining firm in the Argentinean city. Firm Will Mine Ethereum During the First Stage Per local newspaper La Capital, Grupo Neutrón invested […]

Russian Court Orders Mining Firm Cryptouniverse to Face New Trial on Fraud

A major Russian mining firm is facing legal troubles in St. Petersburg, as three individuals are accusing the company of fraud. Cryptouniverse will now face a trial after a city court issued a criminal case order during the week. A District Court Rejected to Launch a Criminal Case Against the Firm in 2020 According to […]

Kentucky Pushes Mining Tax-Breaks in Bid to Attract Crypto Community

The Kentucky House Budget Committee approved a bill in a 19-2 vote to eliminate the sales tax on electricity for use in cryptocurrency mining operations. The bill, designed to attract more miners to the state, is now in the Kentucky Senate for review. Lawmakers Urge Greater Crypto Appeal Despite Purported Costs Motivated by the explosive […]

South Korean PC Gaming Rooms Rely on Crypto Mining to Profit During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly hit several entertainment routines of the people worldwide, and South Korea is not an exception. PC gaming rooms had to shut down in the country, but their owners found a way to make profits during the lockdown by participating in crypto mining. A PC Bang Owner Made Over $3,000 Worth […]

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 […]

Russian Crypto Mining Companies Are Expanding Capacity as the Country Becomes a ‘Preferred Hotspot’

Crypto mining operations have been witnessing some changes within the industry in terms of locations. A recent interview with the CEO of the mining giant Bitriver, revealed that Russia is becoming a preferred hotspot for crypto miners. Russian Mining Giant to Build Two Additional Facilities to Cope With the High Demand According to Igor Runets, […]

Chinese Tea Retailer Joins the Crypto Mining Industry After Hiring Two Roles to Lead Its ‘Bitcoin Business Plan’

A Chinese tea retailer is looking to make its inception into the bitcoin mining business. Publicly-listed Urban Tea announced the expansion of its operations by appointing two executives to pursue its crypto plans. Urban Tea Praises Cryptocurrencies’ Widespread Popularity Per the announcement, Urban Tea Inc. hired Fengdan Zhou as the company’s new chief operating officer […]

Russian Crypto Mining Companies Are Expanding Capacity as the Country Becomes a ‘Preferred Hotspot’

Crypto mining operations have been witnessing some changes within the industry in terms of locations. A recent interview with the CEO of the mining giant Bitriver, revealed that Russia is becoming a preferred hotspot for crypto miners. Russian Mining Giant to Build Two Additional Facilities to Cope With the High Demand According to Igor Runets, […]

Massive 70 MW Bitcoin Mining Rig Shipped to Russia

Big moves are happening within the bitcoin mining industry in Russia. An unnamed miner sent what seems to be the largest single batch of mining equipment to the country. Delivery Took Place at the End of 2020 According to Kommersant, the unknown miner shipped almost 20,000 devices on 14 trucks, which have a total power […]

Expert warns Hackers are Targeting Russian Government’s IT Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies

A state-affiliate cybersecurity expert warned about hackers exploiting the Russian government’s IT facilities to mine cryptocurrencies. The deputy director of the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents believes such threat actors have been very active in recent times. Global Cybersecurity Landscape Remains ‘Tense’ According to TASS, Nikolai Murashov pointed out that hackers managed to inject […]

Ukraine to Set up a Large-Scale Crypto Mining Data Center in a Nuclear Power Plant

Ukraine’s government-owned nuclear power plant picked a firm to build a massive data center in Rivne for cryptocurrency mining operations. After a bidding process, Energoatom chose Kyiv Energy Construction Company to handle the nuclear plant crypto mining project. Nuclear Power Plant Operator Expects to Launch the Data Center in 2022 According to official documents, the […]

Ukraine to Set up a Large-Scale Crypto Mining Data Center in a Nuclear Power Plant

Ukraine’s government-owned nuclear power plant picked a firm to build a massive data center in Rivne for cryptocurrency mining operations. After a bidding process, Energoatom chose Kyiv Energy Construction Company to handle the nuclear plant crypto mining project. Nuclear Power Plant Operator Expects to Launch the Data Center in 2022 According to official documents, the […]

Crypto User Builds a Mining Rig in the Back of His BMW Hybrid Car With Six Graphic Cards

A U.S. cryptocurrency miner installed a mining rig in a particular place with the motivation to “annoy gamers.†Simon Byrne installed the full infrastructure in the back of his BMW i8 hybrid car. Miner Is Trying to Create a ‘Crypto Utopia’ According to PC Gamer, Byrne fit six Nvidia RTX 3080s graphic cards into the […]

Montana County to Hold Public Hearings on Zoning Rules for Crypto Miners Amid Growing Complaints

Another U.S. county is facing troubles related to crypto mining activities within its territory. This time, the second-largest county in Montana is the protagonist of the story, who will look forward to revisiting local zoning for mining operators. Authorities to Decide on Making Current Rules Permanent According to KPAX, Missoula County authorities seek to hold […]

Iran Seizes 45,000 Bitcoin Miners for Illegally Using Subsidized Government Electricity: Report

Police in Iran have reportedly seized 45,000 bitcoin mining rigs for illegally using subsidized electricity from the state-owned power utility Tavanir, the local Tasmin News Agency reported this week. According to Mohammad Hassan Motavalizadeh, head of Tavanir, the efficient application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) bitcoin miners had been consuming 95 megawatts (MW) per hour of electricity […]

Crypto Mining Hardware Manufacturer Whatsminer Plans to Launch Public Offering in the US

One of the world’s biggest bitcoin mining machine manufacturers is preparing to go public in the United States. China-based Whatsminer is reportedly looking to obtain additional funds to buy Samsung chips with the initial public offering (IPO). Whatsminer’s Revenue Could Hit $1 to $2 Billion in 2021 According to Chinese media outlets and Asian journalist […]

Publicly-Listed Lottery Company to Buy $14.4M Worth of Bitcoin Mining Machines

A U.S. listed Chinese sports lottery firm announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire bitcoin (BTC) mining machines. The deal involves the issuing of $14.4 million worth of 500.com Class A ordinary shares. Models Include S17, T17, M20s and S9 According to the announcement, 500.com Ltd reached an initial agreement to […]

Central Washington Raises Concerns Over Possible Bitcoin Mining Boom

A region in the Pacific Northwest of the United States is on high alert because of concerns about a possible invasion of bitcoin (BTC) miners. The state has previously experienced an influx of Chinese bitcoin miners, due to decreasing electricity prices. Bitcoin Bull-Run Could Revive Interest in Mining, Officials Warn Per the Seattle Times, bitcoin’s […]

Iran Shuts Down 1,620 Cryptocurrency Mining Farms

Since Iran began recognizing cryptocurrency mining as an industry, it has reportedly shut down 1,620 unauthorized crypto mining farms. Crypto miners initially welcomed the recognition but later said that the electricity tariffs were too high. 1,620 Crypto Mining Farms Shut Down in Iran Iranian authorities have reportedly closed down 1,620 illegal cryptocurrency mining farms since […]

Record-Low Electricity Prices in Sweden Make It ‘a Lucrative Place’ to Mine Bitcoin, Says Report

Bitcoin miners are finding the Nordic lands a profitable opportunity to boost their revenues due to a plunge in electricity prices at the cheapest levels than any other well-known places for crypto mining. Bitcoin Miners Could Find ‘Lucrative’ Opportunities in Norway and Sweden According to a Bloomberg report, the Nordic region, specifically Norway and Sweden, […]

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 […]

Central Bank of Iran Official Says Cryptocurrencies Have ‘Made No Contribution to Bypassing Sanctions’

An official with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has claimed that cryptocurrencies have played no significant role in Iran’s sanction hit economy. According to Mohammadreza Mani Yekta, the deputy head of CBI’s office for payment systems, “studies†have shown that digital currencies have “made no contribution to bypassing the sanctions.†The unenthusiastic assessment of […]

Organizations File Lawsuit Against New York Town to Prevent Bitcoin Mining Facility Expansion

Organizations led by an environmental organization filed a lawsuit against the U.S. town Torrey in New York for giving the green light to expand a bitcoin mining facility at the Greenidge Generation power plant. Environmental Organization Leads Lawsuit Against New York Town for Approving Plan to Expand BTC Mining Facility Per court documents, the Sierra […]

Core Scientific Buys Over 58,000 Bitmain S19 Antminers to Expand Its Hosting Fleet in North America

A major North American blockchain hosting provider announced its expansion by ordering over 58,000 additional S19 Series Antminers, as part of an agreement arranged with the Chinese mining hardware manufacturer. US Contract Miner Core Scientific Arranges Purchase of Over 58,000 Bitmain S19 Antminers According to the announcement, Bitmain’s deal expects to facilitate Core Scientific customers’ […]

Nicehash Crypto Mining Pool ‘Fully’ Reimburses All Users Affected by 2017 Hack

A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining pool and trading platform announced that they’ve managed to fully compensate their users affected by a hacking attack that took place in December 2017, which took over 4,600 bitcoins. Nicehash ‘Fully’ Reimburses Users Affected in 2017 Hack According to the letter published by Martin Å korjanc, CEO of Nicehash, the company “fully†[…]

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 […]

Controversial Ukrainian Oligarch Is Reportedly Mining Bitcoin in the US

One of the wealthiest oligarchs in Ukraine and a former governor in one of the country’s regions are reportedly mining bitcoin in a factory located in the U.S. Ukrainian Businessmen Are Reportedly Running Crypto Mining Operations at US Factory Per Radio Free Europe (known also as Radio Liberty), Igor Kolomoisky is said to be using […]

Crypto Mining Crisis in Abkhazia Worsens After Power Substation Caught Fire

The crypto mining crisis in Abkhazia is closely reaching its boiling point following the burnout of a power substation amid the refusal of both illegal and legal crypto miners to slow down their operations in the state. Crypto Mining Crisis Abkhazia Keeps Worsening Sputnik Abkhazia has reported that an incident happened over the weekend, specifically […]

A Pakistani Provincial Government Passes Crypto-Friendly Draft Resolution

In Pakistan, a provincial government has passed a draft resolution on December 2, 2020, that demands the federal government to take steps towards legalizing both cryptocurrencies and crypto-mining activities. A Crypto-Friendly Draft Resolution Approval Sets a Precedent in Pakistan The Provincial Assembly (MPA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one of the four provinces in the country, made […]

Mining City: A Blueprint for Success?

“Together we grow!†This is the slogan of Mining City, a company with a solid foundation in the cryptocurrency market. Is this catchphrase a real promise, or an overstated declaration? Let’s find out. Brick by Brick Cryptocurrencies are considered by many as the “gold of the digital ageâ€. Just as the discovery of gold deposits […]

Hackers Using Monero Mining Malware as Decoy, Warns Microsoft

Crypto-jacking is giving nation-state hackers a decoy for their more malicious attacks, warned Microsoft in a Monday report. The company’s intelligence team said a group called BISMUTH hit government targets in France and Vietnam with relatively conspicuous monero mining trojans this summer. Mining the crypto generated side cash for the group, but it also distracted […]

Mastermind of Bitcoin Mining Ponzi Scheme Extradited to the US: $20 Million in Victims’ Funds Laundered

The US government says it has extradited Gutemberg Dos Santos, the co-founder of the Airbit Club Ponzi scheme from Panama and he now awaits his trial in a Manhattan court. Dos Santos is facing charges relating to his role in perpetuating a “cryptocurrency†scam which defrauded victims of “tens of millions of dollars.†Fraudulent Claims […]

S9 Resurrection: Higher Bitcoin Prices Allow Miners to Switch Outdated Mining Rigs Back On

With bitcoin prices hovering over a certain handle, a great number of old ASIC mining rigs manufactured years ago are starting to become profitable again. Reports indicate that in China, where the average electricity cost is around $0.06 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), miners are starting to leverage old miners manufactured by Canaan, Bitmain, and others. Chinese […]