Category: Mining

7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine Bitcoin

7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine BitcoinBitcoin isn’t crazy – in fact it might just be the soundest monetary system this generation has ever known. Some of the techniques miners have devised to extract it, however, are extremely unorthodox, ranging from the ingenious to the downright crazy. Here are seven of the strangest attempts at extracting bitcoin ever conjured. Also read: […]

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Bitcoin Mining Helps Oil Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint

Burning Wasted Gas to Mine Bitcoin Promises to Become a Booming BusinessNatural gas acquired as a byproduct of oil extraction has become synonymous with wasted energy. In certain areas, drilling companies are unable to find a profitable market for the excess fuel. It’s often vented into the atmosphere. Startups are now offering on-site systems that utilize the surplus to mine cryptocurrencies. This new business is growing […]

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Confronting Bitcoin Network Issues Using Nakamoto Consensus and a Mining Parliament

A Look at Confronting Issues Using Nakamoto Consensus and a Mining ParliamentOn June 28, Bitcoin Cash proponent Javier Gonzalez announced the launch of an interesting protocol called the Bitcoin Mining Parliament (BMP). The theory behind BMP is backed by the concept of Nakamoto Consensus where “miners are the executive power of Bitcoin” and “any needed rules and incentives can be enforced with this consensus mechanism.” Also […]

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Iranians Defy Warning and Share Pictures of Bitcoin Mining in Mosque

Despite the Grid's Warning Iranians Share Pictures of Bitcoin Mining in a MosqueOn Tuesday, the Iranian energy grid corporation Tavanir warned illegal bitcoin mining operations that they would be cut off from their supply. Following the announcement, pictures of a mining facility set up in a mosque went viral on social media. Also Read: Iranian Energy Grid Blames 7% Consumption Increase on Bitcoin Miners Mining in a […]

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Iranian Energy Grid Blames 7% Consumption Increase on Bitcoin Miners

Mostafa Rajabi Mashhad, the spokesperson for Tavanir, an Iranian state-operated grid entity, has explained that electrical consumption has spiked by 7% in comparison to the previous year. Rajabi blames illegal cryptocurrency mining operations for the country’s increased electrical consumption and has warned that illicit mining facilities will be cut off from the grid. Also Read: […]

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Bitmain Launches Low-Cost Special Edition Antminer S9

Bitmain Launches Low-Cost Special Edition Antminer S9On Monday, June 17, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies announced the launch of a low-cost miner called the Antminer S9 version SE. The new 16 terahash per second (16TH/s) S9 SE is $350 per unit and the launch celebrates the company’s most popular product, the original S9. Also read: Report Insists ‘Bitcoin Was […]

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Bitcoin.com Just Rebranded – Check out Our New Look

Bitcoin.com's Refined Branding: Check Out Our Whole New LookYou may have noticed that Bitcoin.com is looking a little different. We’re excited to unveil our new look after six months of hard work. Our domain has a long history, and as a company we’ve grown a great deal. After consideration of the crypto future ahead of us all, we decided to reshape Bitcoin.com’s design […]

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74% of the World’s Bitcoin Mining Operations Driven by Renewable Energy Says Report

74% of the Worlds Bitcoin Mining Operations Driven by Renewable Energy, Says ReportThere’s a lot of debate over whether bitcoin mining is bad for the environment. Many bureaucrats and mainstream media pundits claim that mining is wasteful and bitcoin’s energy consumption cannot be ignored. However, these claims have been refuted in the past and on June 6, Coinshares published a report that details mining is not environmentally […]

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Venezuelan Mining Parts Supplier Coincoin Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash

Venezuelan Mining Parts Supplier Coincoin Now Accepts Bitcoin CashVenezuela is among those nations where cryptocurrencies enjoy faster adoption. The South American country suffers from a political and economic crisis causing hyperinflation of the national fiat, the bolivar. Coincoin, a mining equipment supplier based in Caracas, is one of many Venezuelan businesses that have decided to accept cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin cash (BCH) is now among […]

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Bitcoin Mining With Solar: Less Risky and More Profitable Than Selling to the Grid

Bitcoin Mining With Solar: Less Risky and More Profitable Than Selling to the GridThe energy used to mine bitcoin has long caused debate over whether it’s a wasteful process. As the arguments have rumbled on, some people have been focused on mining coins with renewable energy. On May 29, Christian Ander, the founder of Stockholm’s Btcx exchange, explained how instead of selling surplus solar energy, he’s been using […]

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Study: Publicly Listed Chinese Firms Quietly Participate in Bitcoin Mining

Study Shows Publicly Listed Firms in China Quietly Participate in Bitcoin MiningAccording to regional reports, a few publicly listed Chinese companies have been secretly mining bitcoin by pretending to provide cloud or web hosting services. Moreover, recent studies have revealed a growing trend of mystery miners processing the BCH and BTC networks at the same time as these firms have been running undercover mining operations in […]

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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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