Category: Mining

A Short History of the World’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Pools

7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine BitcoinMining pools grow and shrink, and rise and fall altogether. Today there are more extinct mining pools than there are active ones. The hashpower of the survivors secures hundreds of PoW crypto networks, from major coins such as BTC and BCH to obscure altcoins such as monero classic and “zelcash.” The following guide provides an […]

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PR: Bitmain’s Announces Highly Anticipated World Digital Mining Summit

PR: Bitmain’s Announces Highly Anticipated World Digital Mining SummitThe World Digital Mining Summit (WDMS) hosted by Bitmain – the world’s top 10 and China’s second largest fabless chipmaker – is set to return on 8-10 October in Frankfurt with a focus towards industry investment and innovation for the mining sector.

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Bitmain Launches Next Gen Miner as Bitcoin Hashrate Touches 100 Exahash

Bitmain Launches Next Gen Miner as Bitcoin Hashrate Touches 100 ExahashLast Thursday the China-based mining rig manufacturer Bitmain announced the launch of two new Antminers that offer hashrates between 53 to 64 terahash per second (TH/s). When the Antminer sale started on Monday, first batch devices sold extremely fast and Bitmain expects to deliver units by mid-November. Meanwhile, the combined SHA256 hashrate (BCH and BTC) […]

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Bitcoin’s Early Days: How Crypto’s Past Is Much Different Than the Present

Bitcoin's Early Days: How Crypto's Past Is Much Different Than the PresentOver the last 24 hours, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been discussing a transaction that saw 94,000 BTC sent to an unknown wallet. The hoopla over the large transaction shows how things have changed significantly over the last decade. Back in cryptocurrency’s early days, between 2010-2012, large bitcoin transactions like this weren’t such a big deal and […]

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5 Key Concepts from Day One at Bitcoin Cash City

5 Key Concepts from Day One at Bitcoin Cash CityWith day one of North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash City all wrapped up, conference attendees were left with an overflow of big ideas to distill, process, and potentially integrate. These include underwriting merchant adoption, building tech parks and mining operations, BIP70 applications, separation of money and state, government applications of crypto, user experience, and regulation. The […]

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High-Powered Mining Rigs Drive Bitcoin’s Accelerating Hashrate

High-Powered Mining Rigs Drive Bitcoin's Accelerating HashrateOn August 19, the combined SHA-256 hashrate between the BCH and BTC networks touched a massive high of over 91 exahash per second (EH/s). One notable contribution to today’s network hashrates is the manufacturing of next-generation mining rigs that produce a significant number of terahash. Currently, the top machine released this summer is Pangolin’s Microbt […]

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Bitcoin Mining Industry’s Exponential Growth Just Won’t Stop

Bitcoin Mining Industry's Exponential Growth Just Won't QuitA decade ago when Satoshi Nakamoto unleashed the Bitcoin network, the security behind the protocol was guarded by only a few miners. These days, mining the SHA-256 algorithm has become a thriving industry that hasn’t stopped growing. Also Read: Exploring the SLP Token Universe Built on the Bitcoin Cash Chain Bitcoin Mining Pools and ASICs […]

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From Booze to Bitcoin Mining – Why Violent Prohibition Is Always Harmful

From Booze to Bitcoin Mining - Why Violent Prohibition Is Always HarmfulStories continue to emerge about newly discovered illegal mining operations being busted by state and corporate authorities. Just last week Iranian media reported the seizure of 177 Bitcoin mining units worth over $270,000 being smuggled via truck in the Arak region. On July 31, Russia’s Kraskom power company reported illegal siphoning of power from municipal […]

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Sorry, I Don’t Want to Pay for More Bombs: Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Funding War

Sorry, I Don't Want to Pay for More Bombs: Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Funding WarAfter nearly two decades of U.S.-led coalition bombs falling on the Middle East, peace in the region still has not been achieved. Now the United States is once again bolstering military forces, this time in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, taxpayers in multiple countries are being forced to pay for these ill-fated and unethical campaigns, with little […]

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How Big Hydro Power Partners With Bitcoin Miners to Prevent Energy Waste

How Big Hydro Power Deals With Bitcoin Miners Prevent Energy WasteWe are often told that the verification of bitcoin transactions eats a lot of energy. The largely inaccurate comparison to a small country, the size of Ireland or Denmark, is evoked thanks to numerous clickbait headlines. What mainstream media fails to explain, however, is that bitcoin mining is actually helping electricity producers prevent energy waste. […]

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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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