Category: Mining

Bitcoin History Part 13: The First Mining Pool

Bitcoin History Part 13: The First Mining PoolThe notion that anyone could solo mine bitcoin – on a CPU no less – seems positively quaint today. But in 2010, this method wasn’t just possible – it was the norm. With an exponentially lower hashrate, less competition and a 50 bitcoin block reward, there was enough pie for everyone to get a bite. […]

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Crypto Spring Brings Strong Profits to Next-Generation and Older Mining Rigs

Crypto Spring Brings Promising Profits for Next-Generation and Older Mining RigsOver the last few weeks, cryptocurrency markets have been on a tear accumulating considerable gains following the notorious ‘crypto winter.’ Since the recent price hike this spring, mining digital assets with next-generation miners has allowed participants to secure significant gains and even older mining devices are turning a profit. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully […]

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Québec Allocates 300 MW Energy Quota for Crypto Mining

Québec Allocates 300 MW Energy Quota for Crypto MiningQuébec, the resource-rich Canadian province, has made up its mind about cryptocurrency mining. Régie de l’énergie, the region’s energy regulator, has rendered its decision on the blockchain sector and lifted the moratorium on electricity supplies. An additional 300 MW of energy will be allocated to power the minting of digital coins, a move that local […]

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Bitmain Aims to Leapfrog Competition With Its Next-Gen Bitcoin Miner

On April 28, the China-based mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies announced the launch of its latest Antminer T17 model which processes roughly 40 terahashes per second (TH/s). The machine delivers better power efficiency with 55 joules per terahash (J/TH) and the T17 is also equipped with second-generation TSMC 7nm semiconductors. Also read: Statistics Show Bitcoin […]

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Will Belarus Be the First Country With Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining?

Will Belarus Be the First Country With Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining?Cryptocurrency mining has lost some of its profitability during the prolonged bear market of the past year. However, not all investors are short-sighted. Belarus, for example, is not giving up on its intentions to develop the digital economy, of which the crypto space is a part of. Minsk thinks it has enough resources and soon […]

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These Next-Generation Mining Rigs Pack a Ton of Hashpower

A Great Deal of Hashpower Is Coming With 2019's Next-Generation Mining RigsLast week, mining manufacturer Bitmain launched its latest Antminer 17 series. Now Canaan Creative has published its own device specifications and pricing for the new Avalonminer 10 series that process between 31-33 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). In addition to Canaan’s latest miners, two more China-based companies are releasing next-generation miners this summer that mine […]

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Strong Evidence Suggests a Single Entity Mined More Than 1 Million Bitcoin

Strong Evidence Shows a Single Miner Mined More Than a Million BitcoinOn April 16, RSK Labs chief scientist Sergio Demián Lerner published a new research study concerning the earliest blocks mined on the Bitcoin network. The report concerning one of Bitcoin’s earliest miners provides strong evidence to suggest that a single miner processed 22,000 blocks. Additionally, Lerner has released a new website called Satoshi Blocks that […]

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Bitcoin Miner Recounts Struggle to Obtain Cheap Iranian Power

Bitcoin Miner Recounts Struggle Involved With Obtaining Cheap Iranian PowerOver the last six months, reports of Chinese miners crossing the border to obtain cheap electricity from regions like Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Iran have abounded. According to a recent interview, Chinese miners have found extremely affordable electric prices ($0.006 per kilowatt-hour) in the oil-rich nation of Iran. However, managing to get thousands of machines […]

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Bitmain’s New Antminer Specs Show Devices Process Over 50 Terahash

Bitmain's New Antminer Specs Show Devices Process Over 50 TerahashOn April 8, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies unveiled the specifications for the company’s latest Antminer 17 series. The firm claims the three new bitcoin miners command a hashrate of over 50 trillion hashes per second (TH/s) which outpaces nearly all top machines today. Also read: Uyen T Nguyen: The Powerful Young Woman […]

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Manufacturing Giants Bitmain and Canaan Announce Second-Generation Miners

Manufacturing Giants Bitmain and Canaan Announce Second-Generation MinersOn March 29, the two largest mining rig manufacturers, Canaan Creative and Bitmain Technologies, announced the sale of their next generation devices that process the SHA-256 algorithm. Both firms are gearing up to sell the new products this spring as a slew of mining operations have been prepping up new facilities in order to take […]

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How a Large Cryptocurrency Mining Operation Is Handling the Current Market

How a Big Cryptocurrency Mining Operation Handles the Current MarketCryptocurrency miners of all sizes have been suffering from the bear market that has heavily depressed prices, causing some to abandon the field as their proceeds were no longer covering expenses. However, for others this period has formed a time to grow while their competitors are struggling. To find out how one operation is handling […]

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Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins

There are 2,121 digital currencies tracked on market websites with a net valuation of around $140 billion. Statistics for the end of Q1 2019 show mineable digital assets to be the most valuable cryptocurrencies on the market today, with the top eight mineable coins representing 68 percent of the entire cryptoconomy. Also read: Bitcoin and […]

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In the Daily: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU Inventory  

In the Daily: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU InventoryIn this edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of announcements by leading crypto exchanges. Binance starts selling cryptocurrency for cash at newsagent stores in Australia, while Huobi is launching its new token listing platform. In other news, Aeternity and Satoshipay join forces to offer faster crypto micropayments and Nvidia expects to clear mining […]

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Bitmain Releases Equihash Miner 3x More Powerful Than Its Predecessor

Bitmain Releases Equihash Miner Three Times More Powerful Than Its PredecessorBitmain, the Beijing-headquartered cryptocurrency mining giant, has officially released the Antminer Z11 machine on Tuesday March 19. The new device is designed to mine coins that are based on the Equihash proof-of-work algorithm such as the privacy-focused altcoin zcash (ZEC). Also Read: In the Daily: Cryptopia Resumes Trading, US Crypto Lobbying Intensifies, Visa Crypto Job […]

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Suite of Crypto Services Including Mining, Trading, Custody to Leverage Nasdaq Framework

Suite of Crypto Services Including Mining, Trading, Custody to Leverage Nasdaq FrameworkNasdaq and Bcause have announced that a suite of new cryptocurrency services will be offered via the Nasdaq Financial Framework. These services include crypto mining and custody solutions, as well as spot and derivatives trading. They are expected to attract a broad range of users including “a new breed of investors wanting to participate in […]

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Mining Firm Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding

Canaan Creative Reportedly Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in FundingThe sustained bear market has hit cryptocurrency miners hard and stalled the incredible growth experienced by hardware manufacturers that service the industry. It seems that investors are still willing to pour significant money into the business, however, judging by Canaan Creative’s latest raise. Also Read: In the Daily: Amun Funding, Coinsource ATM, Etoro Wallet Canaan […]

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Former Bitmain Employees May Find Refuge in a Spinoff Startup Called Matrix

Former Bitmain Employees May Find Refuge in a Spinoff Startup Called MatrixAccording to regional reports, members of Bitmain Technologies and other connected subsidiaries like Copernicus are starting an offshoot company called Matrix. It is not officially known yet just what Matrix will do but some sources allege that the new spinoff will offer cryptocurrency lending services, an over-the-counter (OTC) desk, and custody solutions. Also read: Survey […]

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Revenues on the Mend: Bitcoin Miners’ Gross Margins Grew 39% in February

Revenues on the Mend: Bitcoin Miners' Gross Margins Grew by 39% in FebruaryMining operations that process SHA-256 coins like BTC and BCH saw revenues slashed due to the bear market lows at the end of 2018. Revenues continued to fall into the new year, but over the last few weeks, network hashrates have been climbing again. A report published on March 4 details that even though mining […]

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In the Daily: Coinhive Closedown, Eos Heist, Crypto Entrepreneur Arrested

In the Daily: Coinhive Closedown, Eos Heist, Crypto Entrepreneur ArrestedIn this edition of The Daily, the creator of the in-browser crypto mining software Coinhive is closing down due to the low prices of monero and its forks. Also, $7.7 million of Eos has been stolen by a hacker and the crypto entrepreneur behind the money-throwing stunt in Hong Kong last year has been arrested […]

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Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 28.6% More EfficiencyOn Feb. 18, mining rig manufacturing giant Bitmain Technologies announced its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip for mining SHA-256 cryptocurrencies like BTC and BCH. According to Bitmain, the mining chip, called the BM1397, is more efficient when mining proof of work (PoW) coins and the new chips will be installed in the latest Antminer series of […]

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More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock ProjectOver the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner. Also Read: Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend […]

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Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks

Mining Operation Orca Pool Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks from AttacksLast November the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community witnessed a hash war that resulted in a bifurcation of the main chain. The spat saw one of the first examples of the alpha miner strategy and an attempt to truly test Nakamoto consensus. About a week before the fork, a new mining operation was announced called Shark […]

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In the Daily: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFD

In the Daily: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFDIn the first edition of The Daily this weekend, we focus on a study estimating that 13 percent of people have used digital coins for payments. We also look at the latest financial report from Nvidia indicating losses due to falling demand for chips used in cryptocurrency mining. Lastly, a broker suspends its crypto CFD […]

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Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet SeasonOver the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop in Sichuan. During the wet season […]

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