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Kyrgyzstan Seizes 2,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices

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 […]

Data Shows Bitcoin Addresses in Accumulation Captures Fresh New Highs

After bitcoin prices dipped to a low of $30,066 per unit last week, lots of people have been focused on the panic sellers. Meanwhile, when bitcoin prices plunged, the number of bitcoin addresses in accumulation tapped an all-time high at 545,115 addresses. Number of Bitcoin Accumulation Addresses Hit New Highs Bitcoin (BTC) prices slid from […]

Iran to Shut Down Licensed Crypto Miners in Peak Hours of Power Consumption

Citing a need to maintain a stable electricity supply for other users, Iran will be pulling the plug on cryptocurrency mining farms whenever power consumption peaks. The measure intended to deal with shortages will target licensed facilities despite the government admitting that illegal crypto miners burn much more energy. Licensed Crypto Miners Use 300 MW, […]

Crypto Miners Using Household Electricity Face Fines as Consumption Spikes in Iran

Those who mine cryptocurrencies with power intended for domestic use will pay hefty fines, the Iranian government warned. The country is experiencing shortages due to reduced hydropower generation as authorities register a surge in electricity consumption for cryptocurrency mining. Crypto Miners to Pay for Damages to the Power Grid Hydropower plants in Iran have been […]

Iran Warns Crypto Investors Amid Ban on Bitcoin Mined Outside Its Borders

The Central Bank of Iran has issued a warning against unrestrained crypto trading and reminded investors that only cryptocurrencies minted by licensed miners in the Islamic Republic can be used under limited circumstances. Traders will bear full responsibility for the risks, the bank cautioned, although spending crypto on imports through approved banks and exchanges remains […]

Bitcoin Miners Start Signaling for Taproot Activation, People Prep for BTC’s Largest Update in 4 Years

Bitcoin miners have started to signal for Taproot activation and crypto supporters are looking forward to the largest bitcoin update in almost four years. The mining operation Slush Pool mined the first block signaling for Taproot and since then the pools Foundry and F2pool have joined in on signaling as well. Bitcoin Block: 681,458 Signals […]

Old School Bitcoin Whales Are Moving: This Week a Single Entity Transferred 10,000 BTC Acquired in 2013

While bitcoin’s price has neared the all-time price highs captured in February, old coins that have sat idle for many years have started to wake up from slumber. On March 4, at block height 673,162, a block reward worth 50 bitcoin from 2010 was transferred for the first time in over a decade. Also, a […]

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 […]

Crypto Economy Shaves $100 Billion, Digital Asset Markets Recover Some Losses

Digital currency markets have dropped in value during the last two days as more than $100 billion was shaved off the entire crypto market valuation. Bitcoin slid to the lowest point of the year at $28,800 per unit on Thursday afternoon, and a number of other crypto-assets saw significant losses as well. Currently, as digital […]

Rapid Profits: Bitcoin Hashrate Accelerates While Mining Difficulty Touches All-Time High

The Bitcoin network’s hashrate has been operating at very high processing speeds during the last few weeks, as the overall hashrate touched a whopping 171.2 exahash per second (EH/s) on Monday. Moreover, the network’s mining difficulty has also touched an all-time high (ATH) at 20.61 trillion, the highest difficulty the network has ever experienced in […]

Rapid Profits: Bitcoin Hashrate Accelerates While Mining Difficulty Touches All-Time High

The Bitcoin network’s hashrate has been operating at very high processing speeds during the last few weeks, as the overall hashrate touched a whopping 171.2 exahash per second (EH/s) on Monday. Moreover, the network’s mining difficulty has also touched an all-time high (ATH) at 20.61 trillion, the highest difficulty the network has ever experienced in […]

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. […]

Bitcoin Mining Machine Maker Ebang to Launch Crypto Exchange in 2021; Shares Rise

Bitcoin mining equipment maker Ebang announced Thursday it is preparing to officially launch a cryptocurrency exchange in the first quarter of 2021. Shares of the Nasdaq-listed mining equipment manufacturer rose on the news, jumping to as high as $6.18-share, before settling down to $5.71 at the time of this writing, up 16%. Ebang said it […]

Marathon Patent Agrees to Buy 70K ASIC Miners From Bitmain for $170M

Nasdaq-listed Marathon Patent Group, one of the largest enterprise bitcoin mining companies in North America, said it’s entered into a contract with Bitmain to purchase 70,000 Antminer S-19 ASIC miners for $170 million, more than tripling the size of Marathon’s fleet. “This purchase is the largest order in dollar terms as well as the single […]

Clocking Terahash: Three Next-Generation Bitcoin Mining Rigs Launched During the Last Quarter

Just recently, the China-based bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Microbt released a new ASIC device that clocks up to 112 terahash per second (TH/s). The new machine is one of the top-performing mining rigs on the market, according to today’s network difficulty and electrical rates below $0.06 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Meanwhile, bitcoin mining rig manufacturing competitors […]

Ethereum Classic Activates Thanos Upgrade, Increasing Access for GPU Miners

Ethereum Classic has undergone a hard fork that ushers in a new upgrade aimed to increase miner participation and increase security. According to the ETC explorer by Blockscout, at around 3:45 UTC on Sunday, the ETC mainnet reached a block height of 11,700,000, automatically triggering the anticipated Thanos upgrade. Terry Culver, CEO at ETCLabs, told […]

Hash War: Mystery Miner’s Empty Block Attack Makes ABC’s New Blockchain Almost Unusable

According to various reports, the Bitcoin ABC pro-IFP chain has been under ‘attack’ for a number of consecutive days now. The mystery miner has been mining a great number of sequential blocks, but almost all of them have been empty. The miner who calls himself ‘Voluntarism.dev’ says the mining operation is a group of “old-guard […]

Bitcoin’s Rally Could Be Caused by a Supply Crunch in China

Bitcoin’s price surge may be driven as much by a drying up in supply as by an increase in demand.  That’s because Chinese miners are struggling to sell their crypto in ways that would quickly get them much-needed cash in the face of a government crackdown on local exchanges.  “The lack of supply has fed extremely […]

Hash Watch: The Highly Anticipated Bitcoin Cash Fork Is Now Complete

The Bitcoin Cash community has been patiently waiting for weeks for the November 15, 2020 upgrade and the day is finally here. Every six months the Bitcoin Cash network upgrades, but this time around, a conflict sparked over Bitcoin ABC’s Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP). During the course of the day, the following editorial will be […]