Malware that surreptitiously mines cryptocurrency while you browse the web is big news right now – literally in the case of news outlet Salon, which has enabled it as an opt-in feature. One thing that it certainly isn’t, though, is big business. Every other day, media outlets seem to...
The governors of two Russian regions have indicated their readiness to accommodate large crypto mining facilities. Two of the westernmost subjects of the Federation – Kaliningrad and Leningrad – are willing to welcome miners and want to get involved in “bitcoin production”. Local authorities have expressed intentions to take...
Mainstream web magazine Salon has started allowing its readers an ad-free site, if readers start mining cryptocurrency for them, after sustaining a decline in income due to ad blocking technology. Also read: Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License Salon’s Mining Initiatives Salon, a left-leaning political and lifestyle webzine started...
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has demanded that a New York City resident turn off his bitcoin mining hardware after it was discovered that his Antminer S5 was interfering with a broadband network operated by T-Mobile. According to the FCC, the mining rig was “generating spurious emissions” and...
Canada appears poised to become a new global hub for bitcoin miners. Already known to be attracting Chinese miners diversifying away from their home market with its cheap hydro-power electricity and cold climate, the country’s latest draw is easy access to capital. Firms such as Hut 8 are set...
Japanese technology conglomerate GMO Internet is about to launch a new cloud offering for mining BTC and BCH. If you have at least $5 million that you want to invest in such a venture, and don’t want the hassle of opening your own mining farm, applications start next month. Also...
Cryptocurrency miners will soon be able to benefit from surplus electricity and the cold climate at five power plants located in Siberia. Russian energy company En+, which owns those power plants, is already in talks with investors to build crypto mining farms near them. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens...
Iceland is the ideal place to mine bitcoin. Thanks to the cold coupled with relatively cheap electricity costs, the region has drawn its share of bitcoin mining operations. This year alone energy expended on crypto mining will exceed that of typical domestic usage, according to reports.   Also read: Internet Pioneer...
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining have provided a consistent and growing market for the computer hardware manufacturers that produce the relevant chips for each segment. The main player on the GPU side (in contrast to ASIC mining) in 2017 was Nvidia, but even it could not anticipate the strong demand...
Russia’s largest bank, the state-controlled Sberbank, has reiterated that it is not mining cryptocurrencies. However, the bank says that it has often caught its employees crypto mining using the bank’s equipment. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Sberbank Claims It’s Not Mining Crypto The state-controlled Sberbank is...