Washington State County Doubles Down on Cryptocurrency After Mining Bust

After the boom, backlash, and (partial) bust of Bitcoin in central Washington, one might expect an aversion to the technology. But instead, one authority wants to capitalize on the resources left in the aftermath, to promote new growth in blockchain. A Story Sad To Tell Central Washington’s story is not uncommon in the cryptocurrency world. […]

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Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Quits Mining Hardware Bussiness

GMO Internet says it will no longer develop, manufacture, and sell Bitcoin mining hardware following significant losses incurred in Q4 2018. The Japanese IT company will instead focus on its in-house mining activities following a comprehensive revenue review. GMO Internet Downsizing Bitcoin Mining Operations In a statement Dec. 25, 2018, the IT behemoth announced the shuttering […]

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You Got The Power: Heat Energy From 46,000 People Mines One Bitcoin

In the search for ever more environmentally and ethically friendly ways to mine Bitcoin, everyone has largely ignored perhaps the most obvious solution… until now. You Literally Got The Power It seems like every week there is a more outlandish piece of hyperbole, regarding the energy used to mine bitcoin. ‘Each transaction could power 10 households […]

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What’s Next for Bitcoin Miners in 2019 Amid Lower Price?

The year-long bear market finally forced many Bitcoin miners to capitulate by either scaling down or shuttering their operations. However, with the decrease in difficulty, some of these smaller establishments might want to get back into the business seeing as it is now easier to mine the top-ranked cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Miners Adapt to Lower BTC […]

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Is Collapsing – And It Only Has Itself To Blame

The Israeli research and development arm of cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain will close, resulting in the firing of all 23 staff due to market “turmoil.” Glikberg: Bitmain ‘Forced’ To Reevaluate As local media outlet Globes reported December 10, Bitmain, which continues to face financial problems of its own this year, will formally end all activities […]

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It’s Now Easier (And More Profitable) to Mine Bitcoin After Difficulty Drop

As Bitcoin mining hash rate has decreased amid lower prices, the mining difficulty has adjusted by design, making it easier to mine bitcoin.  Bitcoin mining difficulty adjusts to lower price For most of 2018, while the bear market persisted, mining hash rate and difficulty for Bitcoin continued to increase. Now it appears that the mining […]

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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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Bitcoin Mining Wasteful? Christmas Lights Use More Energy Than Some Countries Bitcoin Mining Wasteful? Christmas Lights Use More Energy Than Some Countries

Think mining bitcoin is a waste of energy? Then you better ignore the energy consumption of US Christmas lights every year, which uses more electricity than some countries.  Energy Consumption of US Christmas Lights ‘Tis the season to be jolly. The time of year when family and friends get together, children play, carolers sing, and […]

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How To Mine Bitcoin More Efficiently…Use An Actual Mine in Norway

Bitcoin mining is unquestionably a costly business, but Northern Bitcoin claims to have cut expenses by using a former metal mine in Norway. Innovation Station Bitcoin mining is unquestionably a costly business, both in financial and ecological terms. But Northern Bitcoin claims to have cut their price and energy costs by utilizing a former metal […]

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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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