Tagged: mining

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. While courting officials in the region, Bitmain representatives promised to… 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

When You Mine Crypto are You Creating a Security? Templum Presses the SEC to Decide if Miners Must be Broker Dealers

Mining is a vital part of the cryptocurrency industry today. While some industry followers believe that crypto mining will go away in the not so distant future, it remains an active pursuit for individuals and companies to mint digital money using racks of computers. In… Read More

Feeling the Heat: Bitcoin Mining Adversely Impacting Iceland Terrain, Environmentalists Say

Cheap hydroelectric and geothermal power, cooler temperatures and a relatively stable business environment have drawn droves of cryptocurrency mining firms to Iceland over the past few years. Abandoned industrial sites, fish factories, and even barns have been commandeered for the mining of Bitcoins and other… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Implements First National Standard for Insurance Sector On April 11th, China has implemented its first national standard for the insurance industry. The national standard incorporates 817 entries of professional terms, serving as a fundamental standard for various terms in the insurance sector, according to… Read More

Test Versions of Mozilla Firefox Browsers Now Include Anti-Tracking and Anti-Cryptojacking Features

Mozilla, the software company behind popular free web browser Firefox, is confronting the increasingly relevant problems of online privacy-intrusion and cryptojacking by releasing a test version of enhanced Firefox software that blocks these activities. “To combat these threats,” writes Mozilla, “we are pleased to announce new… Read More

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