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SEC: NVIDIA Accused of Inadequate Disclosure Regarding Crypto Mining, Pays $5.5 Million Penalty

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges against NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) regarding allegations of inadequate disclosures concerning the impact of cryptomining on the company’s gaming business. Without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings, NVIDIA has agreed to a cease-and-desist order and to pay a $5.5… Read More

New York Legislation is Designed to Ban Crypto Mining

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The New York State Assembly has passed legislation to ban crypto mining in the state until a review has been completed. To quote the summary: “[The legislation] Establishes a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining operations that use proof-of-work authentication methods to validate blockchain transactions; provides that… Read More

Bitcoin Miner Blockmetrix Raises $25 Million in Debt Capital

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Blockmetrix, a Dallas-based Bitcoin mining operation, says it has raised $25 million in debt financing to acquire crypto mining computers. The funding was provided by BankProv, a crypto-friendly commercial bank, and CrossTower. The money is said to be an upgrade from an initial $5 million… Read More

US Department of Treasury Targets Russian Sanction Evaders Including Crypto Mining Operation Bitriver

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has moved once again to take action against Russian entities as part of the growing sanctions against the rogue nation and its unprovoked war against Ukraine. In the first action of its kind,… Read More

Compute North Establishes New 300MW Data Center in Granbury, Texas

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Compute North, which claims to be the leader in sustainable, large-scale computing infrastructure, has announced that construction is underway “to build a 300MW TIER 0™ data center next to the Wolf Hollow Generating Station in Granbury, Texas.” As covered, Compute North works with clients in… Read More

Bitfarms, a Bitcoin Self-Mining Company, Enters Into $32M Equipment Financing Deal

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Bitfarms (NASDAQ: BITF, TSXV: BITF), a global Bitcoin self-mining company, has entered into a $32 million equipment financing agreement, the company announced this week. “This equipment financing agreement provides another source of non-dilutive capital, enabling us to finance equipment from our established mining operations so… Read More

Here is the Letter Senate and House Democrats Sent to Crypto Mining Firms

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Last week, several Senate and House Democrats sent a letter to established crypto miners.  The letter queried miners on the negative impact on the climate due to high energy usage caused by mining crypto, like Bitcoin. The letter was signed by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Sheldon… Read More

Crypto Exchange Okcoin Is Now Offering NYCCoin, the CityCoin for New York City

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Digital asset exchange Okcoin has reportedly become the first crypto trading platform in the world to list NYCCoin, which is the CityCoin for New York City. As explained in the update from Okcoin, the NYCCoin (NYC) is the CityCoin for New York City. The first… Read More

Cryptocurrency Mining Locations Closed Down in Kazakhstan as Local Authorities Claim that They’ve Caused Major Power Shortages

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Kazakhstan, which is reportedly the world’s second-largest miner of Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, has closed down its digital currency mining operations until the end of this month. Kazakhstan‘s State electricity provider KEGOC decided to cut off the supply to the virtual currency miners after… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Fluctuation in Hashrate Is Tied to its Inflation Rate, Analyst at Compass Mining Explains

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Compass Mining, which claims to be the first and largest online marketplace for Bitcoin mining hardware and hosting, has commented on the relationship between BTC’s hashrate and the leading cryptocurrency’s issuance rate. According to mining analyst Mitch Klee, the inflation rate is “tied to hashrate… Read More

Crypto Mining Firm Compute North Supports Request to Lower Energy Consumption During Storm Restoration by Nebraska Public Power District

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Compute North, a company focused on economical, large-scale computing and cryptocurrency mining infrastructure, “demonstrated the value-add and positive impact of its ability to voluntarily throttle down operations at its Kearney, Nebraska data center to support the local grid during times of need.” As mentioned in… Read More

Recent Bitcoin Mining Revenue Declines but Miner Economics May Improve from Previous Year-End Estimates: Report

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BitOoda, an international digital asset financial technology & services platform offering risk management solutions, best-execution brokerage & expert market analysis, notes that Bitcoin declined 3.3% week-on-week, settling at around $48,830 as of midnight UTC on December 15, but has now dropped further to about $46,300 at… Read More

Colin Pape, Creator of Presearch, Comments on China’s Exit from Bitcoin Mining, Updates on Blockchain based Search Engine’s Progress

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The news regarding China’s crypto exit continues to cascade around the world as the second-largest economy puts the squeeze on Bitcoin mining, crypto trading, and other uses of crypto-assets. Just this week, it has been widely reported that the People’s Bank of China has demanded… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Council Says BTC Mining Now Mostly Using Sustainable Energy, but Claims are Questionable: Report

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As the Bitcoin hashrate (the amount of computing power securing the world’s largest cryptocurrency network) experiences its worst drop ever, the newly established Bitcoin Mining Council has revealed that global Bitcoin mining is now mainly being powered by “sustainable energy.” The report from the Mining… Read More

Iran, El Salvador Make Interesting Crypto Moves: Analyst

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The past few weeks have seen some interesting geopolitical developments in the cryptocurrency space, GlobalBlock sales trader Alexandra Clark said. Iran could be taking advantage of China’s tough stance on cryptocurrency mining, Clark suggests. They recently have granted permits to 30 crypto mining farms. Should… Read More

Bitcoin Mining in Iran Banned for 4 Months, Hundreds of Unregistered BTC Miners Seized by Government: Report

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Zack Voell, a cryptocurrency mining specialist, writes in a blog post published by Compass that Iran has banned Bitcoin mining for four months in the country’s most recent “legal pivot” away from the “begrudged but enduring segment of miners” operating in the country. Voell points… Read More

Nasdaq listed Bitcoin Mining Hardware Firm Canaan Launches After-Sales Office in Kazakhstan

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Canaan Inc. (NASDAQ: CAN), an established high-performance computing solutions provider, revealed on Monday (June 7, 2021) that it has launched its first international after-sales service center, based in Kazakhstan. According to a release shared with CI, the new Service Center will offer Canaan‘s domestic clients… Read More

Squeeze on Bitcoin: China Province Sets Up Hotline to Tattle on Crypto Miners [u]

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Multiple reports are indicating that China continues to put the squeeze on cryptocurrency. Long ago, China officially halted crypto trading but the country has long been home to many crypto miners. In fact, according to the Cambridge Centre of Alternative Finance (CCAF)Bitcoin Mining Map, China… Read More

Bitcoin Ecosystem Developments are “Supportive of a Long-Term Investment Case” for BTC: Report

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Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped 4.2% week on week (WoW), but then managed to recover from a dip on April 26, 2021, to ~$47,000 back to $53,450, the BitOoda team noted in their latest market report. Bitcoin is trading at just over $54,500 at the time… Read More

Bitcoin Miners Continue to Move Mining Facilities to Texas as Crypto and Blockchain Sector Gets Larger in Unprecedented Bull Market

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Bitcoin miners continue to move to Texas as the leading digital currency recently surpassed the $60,000 mark (and had also crossed $61,000 on March 14, 2021). Recently, Argo Blockchain confirmed its purchase of 320 acres of land located in West Texas. Argo said it would… Read More

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