Tagged: mining

Bitcoin (BTC) Wealth has Become More Evenly Distributed with Smaller Accounts Holding Greater Proportion of Supply: Report

During its 11 years of existence (since the first Bitcoin block was mined), BTC has been able to survive many “threats,” mainly because there’s no single entity controlling the world’s largest cryptocurrency network. As explained in a report from Coin Metrics, this trait, called decentralization,… Read More

Time to Mine: DCG Reveals Crypto Mining Subsidiary Foundry

Digital Currency Group (DCG) is moving into crypto mining. According to a release, DCG created a subsidiary called “Foundry” and 2019 and today the company is outing the mining firm with Mike Colyer, a former Core Scientific executive, being Foundry’s Chief Executive Officer. Foundry claims… Read More

Jameson Lopp from Casa discusses Whether Chinese Miners are Still a Perceived Threat to Bitcoin (BTC)

Jameson Lopp, the CTO at Casa, a Bitcoin focused security company, notes that since the industrialization of BTC mining began in 2015, there have been concerns regarding the concentration of hashpower within Chinese borders. Hashpower is the computing power needed to secure the Bitcoin network,… Read More

US based Core Scientific, a Blockchain Hosting Provider, to Acquire 17,595 Antminer S19 Bitcoin Mining Machines from Bitmain

Core Scientific, a US-based blockchain hosting provider, has teamed up with Bitmain Technologies Inc., a leading Bitcoin (BTC) mining equipment manufacturer, in order to facilitate the purchase of 17,595 units of cryptocurrency mining machines “on behalf of its growing list of hosting clients” and other… Read More

Asset Freeze: SEC Alleges Cryptocurrency Mining and Trading Operation Scammed $12 Million from Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained an asset freeze and other emergency relief against Daniel F. Putnam, of Utah, Jean Paul Ramirez Rico, of Colombia, and Angel A. Rodriguez, of Utah, who allegedly scammed over $12 million from over 2000 investors in a… Read More

RRMine, a Global Bitcoin Hashrate Asset Management Platform, Discusses Policy Changes in China’s Evolving Crypto Mining Sector

The management at RRMine, a global distributed Bitcoin hashrate asset management platform that maintains offices in Hong Kong, notes that blockchain or distributed ledger technology is moving past the early days of digital currency and smart contracts, and is now increasingly focused on the development… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Bitcoin Mining Map

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has launched a Bitcoin Mining Map that tracks the creation of BTC. As we all know, Bitcoin just completed its periodic “halving” event when the creation or mining of Bitcoin is cut in half. As one may expect,… Read More

Riot Blockchain, a US-based Cryptocurrency Mining Firm, Plans to Almost Double its Hashrate Following Bitcoin (BTC) Halving

  US-headquartered cryptocurrency mining firm, Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ: RIOT), recently revealed that it has more than doubled the number of high-end Bitcoin (BTC) miners it operates – which should roughly double its hashrate (amount of computing power) at around the time of the BTC halving…. Read More

Deep Dive: Is the Upcoming Bitcoin (BTC) Halving Priced In?

The Bitcoin (BTC) halving event, when the pseudonymous cryptocurrency’s supply will be cut in half, is approaching. It should take place on May 11, 2020, which is when 210,000 blocks of BTC transactions will have been processed since the last halving event that took place… Read More

Binance Makes Mining Easy with New Mining Pool Option

Crypto exchange Binance has launched “Binance Pool,” a mining platform that is described as being dedicated to the development of the global crypto mining industry and empowering miners. Binance Pool is integrated into the growing Binance ecosystem, allowing users access to its suite of derivatives products… Read More

Report: Layoffs at Cryptomining Giant Bitmain as Company Anticipates Possible Revenue Squeeze from Upcoming Bitcoin “Halving”

Bitmain, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cryptocurrency mining hardware, says it is reducing staff in order to head off a revenue squeeze that could occur when Bitcoin “halves” in May, Sina reports. Although, “the company is now operating normally and the cash flow… Read More

Win Some, Lose Some: DMG Cryptomining Expands Facility in Canada, Winds Down Business in Texas

Canadian cryptocurrency mining management company DMG Blockchain Solutions (TSX-V: DMGI) (OTC:DMGGF) (FRANKFURT:6AX) says it has been, “engaged to host 1,000 new miners for a new client based in the US.” The company has also stopped servicing 15 000 machines at Bitmain’s cryptomining facility in Rockdale,… Read More

Sichuan Regulators Convened Meeting to Clean Up Unsanctioned Cryptocurrency Mining

Due to dry conditions and a 30% rise in electricity consumption expected this winter, officials in China’s Sichuan province reportedly compelled players in the region’s cryptomining sector to attend a meeting on December 27th. According to 8BTC, the meeting involved, “participation of 12…regulatory bodies including(the)… Read More

Authorities Seize 52 Transformers Directing Stolen Power to Cryptocurrency Mines in Hebei, China

Police in Tangshen, a city in China’s northeastern coastal province of Hebei, have seized three privately-installed high-power electricity transformers directing stolen electricity to 790 bitcoin mining machines running in an adjacent village. The machines have also been seized, CCTV reports. Police claim the electricity commandeered… Read More

Cryptocurrency Mine Operator in Montana “Blindsided” by Arrest of BitClub Principals

The operator of a Montana cryptocurrency “mine” says he has been “blindsided” by the arrest of Matthew Brent Goettsche, indicted earlier this week for allegedly pervading a $722 million USD cryptocurrency fraud. According to The Sacramento Bee, Rick Tabish of Butte, Montana, has been operating a cryptomining… Read More

Bitmain’s Jihan Wu Hosts First Promotional Meeting Since Ouster of Co-Founder, Micree Zhan

Details have emerged regarding Jihan Wu’s plans to regroup cryptomining hardware giant Bitmain and restore company fortunes after the hostile ouster of co-f0under Micree Zhan earlier this fall. Zhan, an electrical engineer, and Wu, a Beijing tech entrepreneur, co-founded Bitmain in 2013. As one of… Read More

BitClub Principals Arrested for Promoting Alleged $722 Million Cryptomining Fraud

Four men have been arrested and charged with promoting a cryptocurrency mining pyramid scheme that defrauded victims out of $722 million USD. Matthew Brent Goettsche, Jobadiah Sinclair Weeks and Joseph Frank Abel were arrested in various locations in the United States early this month and were… Read More

Report: Bitcoin Mining Company Great North Data Has Gone Bankrupt in Labrador

A cryptocurrency mining company that received grants and unsecured loans from several Canadian government agencies has filed for bankruptcy, CBC reports. According to the outlet, bankruptcy documents filed last month indicate that Great North Data has liabilities of $13.2 million CAD and assets of $4.6… Read More

Vertcoin Sustains Minor “Double Spend” Attack. Is This a Dry Run?

Hackers appear to have rented cryptocurrency mining power at NiceHash this week and then used it to conduct a 51% attack on the Vertcoin network. According to Coindesk, the hacker managed to offset 603 genuine blocks of data mined by legitimate network participants and replace… Read More

Wyoming Cryptocurrency Advocates Propose Reviving Coal Plants to Power Cryptomining

Parties working to make Wyoming friendly to cryptocurrency businesses have offered to revive aging coal-fired power plants in the region. Wyoming “utility giant” PacifiCorp has come to regard the plants as a liability, but members of the crypto are desperate to bring down costs. Cryptocurrency mining… Read More

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