Category: Mining


Bitcoin Mining Operation Reveals Plans to Convert Coal Ash Landfill Into Solar Farm


Bitcoin Mining Operation Reveals Plans to Convert Coal Ash Landfill Into a Solar FarmFollowing the announcement from Greenidge Generation Holdings that detailed the company would be promoting a carbon-neutral stance, and the firm’s recent partnership with Foundry, Greenidge revealed on Thursday it is investing profits into a renewable energy investment program. The company is in the midst of expediting the closure of a coal ash landfill in order […]



Bit Mining to Deploy Another 2,500 Bitcoin Miners in Kazakhstan


Bit Mining to Deploy Another 2,500 Bitcoin Miners in KazakhstanBit Mining is going to expand its operations in Central Asia with the purchase of 2,500 crypto mining machines slated for deployment in Kazakhstan. The new devices are expected to increase the Chinese company’s total hashrate capacity by an estimated 165 petahashes per second. Bit Mining Buys New Cryptocurrency Miners for Data Centers in Kazakhstan […]




Iran Raises Alarm Over Potential Influx of Miners From China


Iran Raises Alarm Over Potential Influx of Miners From ChinaWith the government in Beijing cracking down on their operations, Chinese miners have been on the lookout for other jurisdictions. Providing low-cost energy, Iran has emerged as a prospective destination. However, the country’s state-owned power utility has expressed concerns over a possible influx of miners and illegal imports of mining hardware from China. Tavanir Warns […]


Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Parameter Set to Increase for the First Time in 8 Weeks


Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Parameter Set to Increase for the First Time in 8 WeeksBitcoin’s hashrate has slowly crept back up between 85 exahash per second (EH/s) to 125 EH/s on July 14. The increase in hashpower has made it so the next mining difficulty change will increase for the first time in eight weeks. The four consecutive difficulty drops turned out to be the largest slide in Bitcoin’s […]


Banks in Kazakhstan to Open Accounts for Registered Crypto Exchanges


Banks in Kazakhstan to Open Accounts for Registered Crypto ExchangesCompanies providing trading services for digital assets will be able to open accounts with banks in Kazakhstan, local media reported, quoting the country’s crypto industry association. The service should allow Kazakhs to legally invest in cryptocurrencies and cash out their profits. Crypto Exchanges in Kazakhstan to Be Offered Banking Services Kazakh banks will be permitted […]



Bitmain to Host Miners in 180-Megawatt Data Center in Kazakhstan


Bitmain to Host Miners in 180MW Data Center in KazakhstanCrypto mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has partnered with Enegix to host Antminer S19 Pro devices in one of the world’s largest data centers. The facility located in Kazakhstan is designed to accommodate more than 50,000 mining rigs. Bitmain to Work With Mining Facility Operator Enegix Leading mining equipment producer Bitmain has announced a partnership with […]


New York Town Bemoans Roadside ‘Littered’ With Bitcoin Miners — Officials Plan to Impose 90-Day Moratorium


New York Town Bemoans Roadside ‘Littered’ With Bitcoin Miners — Officials Plan to Impose 90-Day MoratoriumA St. Lawrence county town located in New York near the Canadian border, Massena, is another region in the state that is having issues with bitcoin miners. According to recent reports from the local WWNY-TV news desk and Reuters, the Massena town supervisor is drafting new regulations for bitcoin mining operations. Officials From Town of […]


Abkhazia Holds Talks With Russia to Ensure Electricity Supply for Crypto Miners


Abkhazia Holds Talks With Russia to Ensure Electricity Supply for Crypto MinersThe government of Abkhazia is negotiating with Russia to solve a problem that led to a ban on cryptocurrency mining. The partially recognized republic in the South Caucasus is now planning to legalize the industry and source sufficient power supplies from its energy-rich northern neighbor. Abkhazia Wants to Create Conditions for Cryptocurrency Mining The autonomous […]


Chinese Miners Pivot to Alternative Currencies to Keep Operating


chineseThe Chinese mining crackdown forced many miners to stop their operations and relocate. But another group of miners is planning to pivot to new, more efficient mining schemes to keep operating in the country. Lesser-known tokens and proof-of-stake-based systems are now in the sights of these miners as ways to continue their work away from […]








Russian Crypto Industry Scrambles to Attract Miners as Kazakhstan Overtakes Russia in Mining Volume


Russian Crypto Industry Scrambles to Attract Miners as Kazakhstan Overtakes Russia by Mining VolumeAn industry association representing the Russian crypto sector has launched a project to entice bitcoin miners. Despite its abundant sources of cheap energy, Russia is now lagging behind Kazakhstan, another Eurasian Economic Union member, in terms of cryptocurrency production. Russian Project Aims to Expand Country’s Crypto Mining Capacity The Russian Association of Crypto Industry and […]



Paraguayan Lawmakers Present a Very Different ‘Bitcoin Bill’ Than Expected


paraguayanA group of Paraguayan lawmakers presented a ‘Bitcoin bill’ in the National Congress last week, but it turned out to be a very different proposal than what crypto followers expected. The bill seeks to control and regulate cryptocurrency transactions and establish taxes. There is no mention of declaring bitcoin or any other cryptocurrencies as legal […]



Ukraine’s ‘Largest Illegal’ Mining Facility May Have Been a FIFA Bot Farm


Ukraine’s ‘Largest Illegal’ Mining Facility May Have Been a FIFA Bot FarmA data center busted by Ukrainian law enforcement this month for suspected electricity theft may have had a purpose different from mining cryptocurrencies. Ukraine’s security service described the facility as the “largest underground crypto farm” found to date but media reports are challenging that assertion. Ukrainian Company Files Complaints Against SBU Raid on Its Facility […]


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