The arguments in favor included environmental concerns surrounding Bitcoin transactions and “the risk to the movement’s reputation for accepting cryptocurrencies.”
BTC mining and the miners, themselves, seem to be doing more than just securing the Bitcoin network.
Crypto Twitter discusses whether Bitcoin mining with clean energy provides a good solution for excess or unused energy.
In the past two years, law enforcement authorities in Malaysia have arrested hundreds of individuals for theft of electricity allegedly used to mint digital currencies. The country’s police force has also confiscated equipment worth millions of dollars. Malaysia Police Announce Results From Crackdown on Illegal Mining Since 2020, Malaysian authorities have detained a total of […]
According to a series of mining metrics, not only are miners holding hard but they’re also dramatically increasing their hash rate.
While Russia’s Ukraine invasion has been at the forefront of people’s minds, a global recession and the possibility of an energy crisis have been thrown into the conversation. Reports concerning the U.S. economy note that risks of an economic recession are climbing, and energy market historian Daniel Yergin thinks the current warfare in Ukraine could […]
Contrary to some expectations, Beijing’s crackdown on the crypto mining industry has increased Bitcoin’s carbon emissions, researchers have alleged. Leaving China, miners also left behind its eco-friendly hydropower and are increasingly relying on energy generated by fossil fuels, they claim. Bitcoin Mining Allegedly Less Green Since Miners’ Exodus From China Cryptocurrency mining has become a […]
Authorized crypto mining businesses have already taken a third of their coin minting hardware out of Kazakhstan, according to the country’s mining association. The news comes amid electricity shortages and upcoming tax hikes that are turning miners away from the Central Asian nation. Bitcoin Miners Start Pulling Machines Out of Kazakhstan Companies, legally operating mining […]
Which nations are the new harbors of miners, and where can Ether and Bitcoin be successfully — and profitably — mined in 2022?
University students in Russia minting digital currencies in their dormitories risk penalties and even criminal charges, according to a legal expert quoted by local media. The warning comes as Russian authorities are trying to curb crypto mining with cheap energy in residential areas. Mining May Turn Into Risky Undertaking for Russian Students As more and […]