Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Bitmain has found itself in a war with words with the monero community over the release of its latest cryptocurrency miner, the Cryptonight-capable X3. The unit is being offered at a discounted rate to existing customers, but critics claim this is because the miners will soon be ineffective at...
The premier of the Canadian province of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, has temporarily halted the approval of new mining operations partnering with the province’s state-owned power company, Hydro-Quebec. Also Read: Dutch Court Rules That Bitcoin Has “Properties of Wealth”  Hydro-Quebec Halts Approval of New Mining Operations From Offshore Applicants The company states that “Although...
On March 24, the mining operation Slush Pool announced it had mined a block using the controversial ASIC Boost protocol and did so using a Halong Miner. The news follows the pool revealing it was compatible with ASIC Boost which sparked up a heated debate just recently. Also read: What is...
The state of New York may be a difficult place to set up a mining venture in the region as lawmakers have ruled that power companies can raise their electricity rates if miners choose to use the state’s hydropower. Also Read: From ‘Attack’ to ‘Optimization’ — Slush Pool Reveals ASIC Boost...
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...
Major internet technology manufacturer and recent entrant into virtual currency mining hardware industry, GMO Internet Inc, has announced it has successfully developed a 12 nanometer (NM) Fin FET Compact (FFC) semiconductor chip for its next-generation of cryptocurrency miners. The company has described the innovation as a significant step “towards...
This week the publicly traded firm Mogo Finance Technology Inc. (TSX: MOGO) announced the creation of a new subsidiary called Mogo Blockchain. The fintech company’s new endeavor is a partnership with the firm DMG Blockchain Solutions in order to launch a bitcoin mining facility in British Columbia. Also read: How...
The invention of cryptocurrency is a revolution in modern finance but it has far reaching implications in many other fields as well. For example, a new initiative by UNICEF harnesses the power of mining to create a new form of philanthropy. Also Read: Senate of Nigeria Launches Probe of Bitcoin...
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...