New Report Finds 80% of Bitcoin Mining Running on Renewable Energy

A new report from CoinShares into Bitcoin mining suggests the practice is likely loss-making for the majority of miners at current prices. Average Miner ‘Running At A Loss’ In a ‘whitepaper’ which received high praise from cryptocurrency figures, CoinShares examined various facets of mining, which has seen increased prominence in recent weeks as Bitcoin price […]

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Bitcoin Price Says Goodbye To $4K Again as $3K Support Could Be Next

The Bitcoin price fellow below $4000 again November 30 as upward momentum stalled, taking the largest cryptocurrency to local lows of $3920. $4.4K Spelled Rejection For Bitcoin As of press time Friday, BTC/USD 00 was circling $3950 after climbing as high as $4390 a day earlier. The turnaround continues the trend of volatility which began […]

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Sweden Braces For Migrant Caravan Of Norwegian Bitcoin Miners

Data center managers in Sweden are expecting a deluge of inquiries from cryptocurrency mining operations in Norway. The Norwegian authorities this week revoked energy tax subsidies for the sector, throwing the future of many companies into doubt. ‘The Dirtiest Form of Cryptographic Output’ Up until this week, mining firms in Norway qualified for the same […]

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Cryptocurrency Miners Vanish in Sweden, Leaving Big Electricity Bill

The Swedish county of Norrbotten has seen the failure of not one, but two recent cryptocurrency mining initiatives. The companies involved have simply disappeared leaving only unpaid bills in their wake. Above the Arctic Circle, Sweden The most northerly Swedish county, over half of Norrbotten’s area lies within the arctic circle. Cool conditions for mining cryptocurrency, […]

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Bitcoin Mining ’50 Times More Useful’ – Barry Silbert Rebuts Energy Cost vs. Gold

Cryptocurrency industry figures continue to hit back at negative stories about Bitcoin mining in mainstream media, Barry Silbert claiming mining Bitcoin was “50 times more useful” than gold. What’s In A Number? In a tweet November 6, the Digital Currency Group founder and CEO rebutted claims over Bitcoin mining which originally surfaced in the Nature […]

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Why Did Bitmain’s Antpool ‘Stop Mining’ SegWit Blocks?

Antpool, the Bitcoin mining pool owned by hardware manufacturer Bitmain, has stopped mining Segregated Witness (‘SegWit’) blocks. A Question Of ‘Charity’? In a move which has sparked suspicion among cryptocurrency figures, data from the past seven days of block mining shows Bitmain mining blocks of under 1 megabyte – smaller than SegWit blocks mined by […]

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Bitcoin Mining: Three Reasons Why Energy Consumption Rhetoric Is Pure Nonsense

When they aren’t bashing Bitcoin as a bubble, nocoiners can usually be found trying desperately to prove how the activities of miners will bring about the end of the world. Here are three reasons why the energy consumption rhetoric is utter garbage. The Global Energy Misconception The pseudo-environmentalist brigade will have you believe that Bitcoin […]

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Parliamentary Elections in Quebec Might Impact Local Bitcoin Mining Operations

The French-Canadian province has quickly become a cryptocurrency mining hotspot due to the naturally cold weather and cheap electricity. However, the industry might be seriously impacted following today’s local parliamentary elections.  An Important Vote In early 2018, the provincial government of Quebec was loaded with demand on behalf of cryptocurrency mining companies from China and […]

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Cryptocurrency Miners Dig In to Small-Town America

Even though the cryptocurrency market has experienced a rough year, miners are still staking their claims across many of America’s small towns. Some people are enthusiastic about a new ‘virtual gold rush,’ but countless others don’t believe the hype. Cryptocurrency miners have spread across the world in search of striking digital gold. Miners in Fukui […]

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Nvidia Calls Off Cryptocurrency Mining Production Amid Low Earnings

Graphics chip manufacturing giant Nvidia saw huge growth in late 2017 and throughout most of 2018 as demand for its high-end Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), used for cryptocurrency mining, skyrocketed. The recent bear market has caused demand for GPUs to dwindle, leaving Nvidia to readjust its strategy. Nvidia In Its Heyday It seems Nvidia is […]

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