The work that goes into creating bitcoins and other digital currencies is as fundamental as it is labor-intensive. Coverage will enhance your understanding of this vital part of the process from every angle.
Cryptocurrency miners in Iran have seemingly moved their operations to religious centers, which receive free energy in the country.
The Iranian government has reportedly seized over 1,000 bitcoin miners as it works to curb the industry’s use of subsidized energy.
The crypto mining industry’s energy consumption today go toward providing proof of work, immutability and consensus in a decentralized network.
Mining pool operators Bitmain and Poolin are locked in a legal battle over noncompete agreements.
Iran’s deputy energy minister is pushing for cryptocurrency miners to pay power bills at rates equivalent to those charged for electricity exports.
According to CoinShares’ latest biannual mining report, the vast majority of bitcoin mining power comes from renewable energy sources.
Strict regulations, costly electricity prices and the high cost of setting up a mining rig are some of the major reasons why the African mining community is spread so thin.
Braiins, the company behind Slush Pool, is pushing out some upgrades for its popular products — Slush Pool and Braiins OS.
Although China has shut down bitcoin trading platforms, its attitude toward bitcoin mining is still ambiguous. Now, 70 percent of the world’s bitcoins are produced in China, especially along the Dadu River, where there is plenty of hydropower.
Chinese companies have jumped on the bandwagon of bitcoin mining, either under the guise of cloud computing or providing mining hosting services, in an effort to bypass regulations.
“Last year was not profitable for many miners,” said Hut 8 CEO Andrew Kiguel. “[But] we believe that bitcoin is the future of digital money and that our work is crucial.”
In a handful of oil fields in the Great White North, natural gas, an otherwise wasted drilling by-product, is being put to work. But it’s not being used to well more oil; it’s being used to mine bitcoin.
Research has shown that the number of on-chain Bitcoin transactions has risen dramatically throughout 2019, but SegWit is keeping fees down.
“With green hydroelectricity at a competitive price, innovative universities and this recent decision by the Energy Board that clearly supports the [mining] industry, Québec has all the ingredients to become a blockchain hub,”
Profits earned from bitcoin mining have seen a clear rise since the start of April 2019 and hit a near half-a-year high on April 15, 2019.
The president of Belarus reportedly plans to establish a mining farm adjacent to the country’s nuclear power plant.
A number of provincial governments are offering lower rates to attract bitcoin miners and Labrador’s government is considering energy incentives to attract “outstanding requests for service” from bitcoin data processors.
The wet season in Sichuan can drop electricity costs, and therefore bitcoin mining costs, dramatically. But according to insiders, there is currently more supply than demand in the mining market.
Many Chinese cryptominers have migrated to places with cheap electricity and favorable policies as a result of the escalated government crackdown on cryptocurrency and its production process. Since late 2018, the oil-rich Middle East country of Iran has become a hotspot for Chinese miners.
Bitmain, the world’s largest bitcoin miner manufacturer, has announced specifications for its Antminer 17 series machines.
Cryptomining manufacturer Bitmain has revealed the release date for its next-generation Antminer S17 series, in time for the anticipated bull run leading up to next year’s bitcoin “halving.”
ASIC chip manufacturer Canaan Creative is closing the gap between itself and cryptocurrency mining industry leader Bitmain after a massive infusion of capital.
On February 22, 2019, Ebang reportedly announced this plan to expand dramatically throughout the fiscal year. Currently, Ebang is the third largest manufacturer of cryptomining equipment.
Bitcoin Core contributor James Hilliard appears to have discovered an exploit in Bitmain’s S15 firmware.