Tagged: mining

Bitmain Set to Launch Digital Mining Map

Bitmain, a manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining hardware and operator of crypto mining pools, announced on Friday it is planning to launch a platform to connect mining hardware owners with mining farm owners through the World Digital Mining Map (WDMM). The company reported: “To remain price-efficient,… Read More

Authorities Crack Down on Cryptomining in Mongolia, Call Crypto “Pseudo-Financical Innovation”

Officials from five government departments in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China are gearing up to crack down on crypto mining in that region, Chinese crypto media outlet ChainNews reports. Mongolia’s Autonomous Region Development and Reform Commission, Public Security Department, Office of the Ministry… Read More

Company Used 9000 Technicians to Deploy Malicious Cryptomining Software in China

Police in China have shut down a massive cryptomining exploit pervaded by a computer network maintenance company in the Northeastern city of Zhengzhou, CCTV News reports. Officially, the company offered network maintenance services and “value-added advertising,” to Internet cafes and other businesses. Unofficially, the company’s 9000… Read More

Prosecutors: Accused Capital One Hacker Also Used Victims’ Servers for Cryptomining

A Seattle woman and former Amazon Web Services employee accused of stealing personal data from credit card-issuer Capital One and 30 other companies also used victim’s servers to mine cryptocurrency, prosecutors in the State of Washington allege. Paige Thompson is accused of accessing victims’ servers… Read More

Marathon Patent Group Ups Its Cryptomining “Hashing Power” by 7X

Anticipating an “improving market for Bitcoin,” Marathon Patent Group (Nasdaq: MARA) has traded 2 335 000 shares for 6000 new Antminer S-9 cryptomining machines with an unnamed hardware provider. Marathon is a micro-cap and one of the first Nasdaq-listed Cryptocurrency mining companies. The transaction means,… Read More

Authorities Find Stealth Cryptomining Set Up in Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant

The Security Service of Ukraine has found unauthorized cryptomining set ups in facilities South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant facilities Internet UA reports. One system was found in “Office 104” and another in dormitory facilities housing members of the Ukrainian National Guard, who are tasked with protecting… Read More

Heavy Rains in Sichuan Knock Out Crypto Mines Again

Heavy seasonal rains and flooding in Sichuan, China’s “Bitcoin mining capital” have once again damaged cryptomining facilities in the region, Chinese crypto press outlet 8BTC reports. This year’s continuous heavy rainfall began August 18th, and while the devastation so far appears to be less than last year’s,… Read More

Crypto Mining Startup Coinmine Secures $2.5 Million Through Seed Funding Round

Coinmine, a U.S.-based crypto mining startup, announced last week it secured $2.5 million through its receive seed funding round, which was led by M13 with participation from Gumi Crypto, Republic Labs, Canaan Labs, and Shervin Pishevar. The company revealed that its mission is to continue… Read More

Cyberpol Calls Bitcoin “Unlawful.” ECIPS Says IMF Has “A Lot of Explaining to Do” Around Crypto Public Policy “Failing”

After a three-year-long investigation, Cyberpol, has concluded that Bitcoin mining is “unlawful,” because miners are minting money outside of the regulated monetary system and then suffusing this money back into regular economies. Cyberpol is an international non-profit agency for investigating cyber attacks by criminals, international… Read More

Report: World’s Second Largest Maker of Cryptominers, Canaan, Plans US IPO

After its application to IPO in lapsed regulators’ hands last November in Hong Kong, Canaan, the world’s second-largest manufacturer of cryptomining hardware, has filed a confidential S-1 to pursue a US US initial public offering (IPO), according to Chinese media outlet Weixin reports. Canaan sells… Read More

Lawyer Leaks Legislation Proposing Ban on Cryptocurrencies in India

Indian “blockchain lawyer” Varun Sethi has leaked a copy of draft legislation proposing a ban on cryptocurrencies in India. Text from the eighth chapter, six-part and 27 clause bill in its present iteration reads as follows: “No person shall mine, generate, hold, buy or sell… Read More

Adios, Amigo: Proposed $500 Million Bitmain Cryptomining Facility Dormant in Texas

Development of “the largest data centre in the world,” in Rockdale, Texas, has slowed to a halt less than a year after the facility was announced by Bitmain, the world’s largest cryptomining firm, Wired reports. During the course of courting officials in the region, Bitmain… Read More

Company Wants to Combine Cryptomining and Farming and Address Food Security in Chilly Labrador

Cryptomines across the globe have been running into trouble for the large volumes of power they consume while producing relatively few jobs. According to Bloomberg, Iranian media have reported that authorities in Iran recently cut power to and seized mining equipment from several cryptomining facilities… Read More

Chinese Authorities Shut Down Illicit Bitcoin Mine Hidden in Marsh

Police from the city of Qiqihar in Western China used a drone to locate an illegal Bitcoin mine hidden in the centre of the large “fish pond” or marsh adjacent to an oil production facility, Chinese news outlet Huangiu reports. Police from the Green Grassland… Read More

Report: Iran’s Deputy Energy Minister Says Country Should End Energy Subsidies to Crypto Miners

Iran Deputy Energy Minister Homayoun Haeri told an audience in Tehran over the weekend that cryptocurrency miners in his country should have to pay the same rates for power as firms purchasing electricity exports, Iranian news site Financial Tribune reports. So far, Iran has had a… Read More

Older Woman in China Fined and Imprisoned for Stealing Electricity to Mine Bitcoins

A 61-year-old woman in China has been sentenced to 4 months in prison and fined 10 000 Yuan ($1450 USD) for allegedly “stealing the national power resources” to mine Bitcoins, Chinese news outlet The Paper reports. The Kaiping District People’s Court of Tangshan City, Hebei… Read More

Dutch Man Charged for Running Fraudulent 100 Million Euro Bitcoin Mining Scheme

A 33-year-old man in the central-Netherlands city of Apeldoorn has been arrested for allegedly using a fake cryptocurrency mining scheme to defraud 100 investors out of €100 million ($112 million USD), de Gederlander reports. Officers from The Tax Information and Investigation Service of the tax authorities (FIOD)… Read More

Australian IT Worker Charged for Using Government Systems to Mine Cryptocurrency

A 33-year-old IT worker has been charged for using computer systems at an unnamed Australian government agency to mine cryptocurrencies. Police say the accused, “abused his position as an IT contractor to manipulate programs to use the processing power of the agency’s computer network for… Read More

Quebec Townships Working with Local Cryptominers, But How Sustainable is the Industry?

Officials in the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec, think cryptocurrency mining could boost economies in small Quebec cities, The Vancouver Sun reports. Christian Laprise, director of Sherbrooke’s municipal power utility, for example, has been working with companies like Bitfarms to make sure their power-thirsty facilities don’t… Read More

Hydro Quebec Establishes Standards Cryptocurrency Miners Must Meet to Qualify for More Power

The Régie de l’énergie (Hydro Quebec) has announced the criteria it will use to allocate an additional 300 MW of electricity to “blockchain” companies operating in the region. During the crypto boom of 2017, a large number of cryptocurrency mining companies flocked to Canada’s frigid… Read More

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