カテゴリー: Miners

Chatter Report: Antonopoulos on Rolling Checkpoints, Vays Defends Song’s Stance on Credit Cards

Antonopoulos on Rolling Checkpoints, Vays Defends Song’s Stance on Credit CardsIn today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Andreas Antonopoulos explains rolling checkpoints and how consensus is achieved between miners, developers, exchanges, merchants, and wallets. Chris DeRose believes new Bitcoin pundits are toxic compared to the old ones. Also, Tone Vays defends Jimmy Song’s position on using credit cards over bitcoin.   Also read: Hash Wars: A Successful BCH […]

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9 Cryptocurrency Firms Sue Washington State Utility Over 50 Percent Rate Hike

9 Cryptocurrency Firms Sue Washington State Utility Over 50 Percent Rate HikeA major utility in the U.S. state of Washington, Grant County public utility district, and its commissioners are facing a lawsuit filed by nine cryptocurrency firms. The suit alleges that they “acted inappropriately in creating and approving a new rate that raises electricity costs” for cryptocurrency miners. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community […]

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A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Mining Rigs Available Today

A Look at Some of the 'Next Generation' Mining Rigs Available TodayOver the last year, cryptocurrencies have lost a lot of value yet bitcoin miners continue to process transactions and earn block rewards. A bunch of new mining rigs were announced in 2018 that packed some serious hashrate. As the new year begins, some of the top devices that process between 28-76 trillion hashes per second […]

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Bitblock Publishes Alternative Valuation Model That Suggests BTC Is Underpriced

Bitblock Publishes Alternative Valuation Model for BTCBitblock Capital has published an alternative mining valuation model for BTC. The company has published a report that examines data from July 2016 to Dec. 2018 that seeks to “explain the relationships between [BTC] price and its intrinsic value” using the model. Also Read: Google Play Store Forces Samourai Wallet to Remove Security Features Bitblock Capital […]

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Report: 70 to 80 Percent of South Korean Miners Shut Down in 2018

Report: 70 to 80 Percent of South Korean Miners Shut Down in 2018Chinese state television has sought to document the toll taken on South Korean cryptocurrency companies by 2018’s bear market, with Financial Channel (CCTV-2) producing a report detailing the challenges faced by Korean miners. According to the report, last year’s bear trend was further exacerbated by a 97.5 percent drop in Korean cryptocurrency premiums, driving between […]

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Hive Criticizes Norwegian Government Amid Concession Cuts to Miners

Hive Criticizes Norwegian Government Amid Concession Cuts to MinersHive Blockchain Technologies has published an update regarding the company’s response to the Norwegian Parliament’s recent approval of a legislative bill that will restrict cryptocurrency miners from accessing the tax relief on electricity consumption available to other power-intensive industries. The release criticizes the government’s “unilateral” move to suspend the subsidy without consulting with representatives of […]

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Abkhazia Temporarily Shuts Down 15 Mining Farms

Authorities in Abkhazia have cut off 15 mining facilities from the territory’s electrical grid. The short-term measure is meant to alleviate power shortages during the cold winter months. The operators of the farms have fully cooperated with the local electric utility. Also read: Two Mining Companies Among Georgia’s Major Electricity Consumers 8,950 kWt of Mining […]

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PR: ZPool Launches ZCash Mining Pool

ZPool Launches ZCash Mining Pool2019.1.1, one of the world’s largest ZCash mines—ZPool officially opened up its ZCash mining pool, and started recruiting miners from all over the world free of service charges.

KIENG KESSARA, the founder of ZPool, noted that, ZPool was formerly known as Megabigpower Bitcoin mine, which was built in September 2017 in Idaho, the United States. It now only serves ZCash, a digital currency. ZCash is an encrypted currency that realized complete privacy protection by using the zero-knowledge proof (zk-SNARKS). For individuals, privacy is a rigid demand; enterprises, on the other hand, propose more demanding requirements for privacy protection in the block chain. Therefore, privacy protection is one of the most important and the most difficult directions of the technical pursuit related to block chain. In addition, through totaling 21 million, ZCash only had about 5.5 million circulating in the market—high rarity. With respect to investment, ZCash is the most valuable digital currency; moreover, compared with BTC and ETH, it boasts less difficult to compute power and higher return.

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Two Mining Companies Among Georgia’s Major Electricity Consumers

Two Mining Companies Among Georgia’s Major Electricity ConsumersTwo companies mining cryptocurrencies have topped a list of the largest consumers of electricity in Georgia. In this crypto-friendly nation, however, that’s not necessarily a sin or a disadvantage. Energy-intensive enterprises in the Caucasian country purchase the power they need at wholesale prices. Also read: Huobi and Major Russian Bank to Provide Legal Help to […]

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Transnistria Welcomes Crypto Miners, Plans to Expand the Industry

The government of Transnistria has recognized the importance of cryptocurrency mining for the territory’s economy and budget. The unrecognized republic in Eastern Moldova now plans to expand the industry by attracting more miners with a crypto-friendly business climate and favorable regulations.    Also read: CEO of Romanian Exchange Coinflux Arrested on US Warrant Tiraspol Plans […]

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