Category Archives: Bitcoin mining

Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Slides 5% Dropping to Levels Not Seen Since March

On July 21, 2022, at 2:14 p.m. (ET) at block height 745,920, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty dropped by 5.01% outpacing the last two epoch changes. The latest downward shift makes it 5% easier to find blocks than it was during the past two weeks, and roughly 8.77% easier since June 22. It’s Now 11.39% Easier to… Read More »

Cryptocurrency Mining Banned in Iran as Blackouts and Power Shortages Intensify

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced that cryptocurrency mining is banned in Iran, effective immediately. The ban, which will last until Sept. 22, is imposed as many cities in the country are facing major power blackouts. Iran has banned cryptocurrency mining effective immediately, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in a televised speech at a… Read More »

Little Green Mining Hood or the Big Bad Wolf: Musk’s Sustainability Play

Recent announcements and actions by Elon Musk surrounding bitcoin mining sustainability raise questions about the reasoning and motivations of Tesla’s Technoking. Is it possible that Musk is playing a calculated marketing game to introduce a Tesla mining solution? The World of Bitcoin Mining According to Musk Once upon a time, for 49 days, the world… Read More »

Crypto Proponents Become Skeptical of Closed-Door Meeting Between Billionaires and Bitcoin Miners

After Tesla’s Elon Musk and Microstrategy CEO Micheal Saylor revealed the revelation of a newly created “Bitcoin Mining Council,” the news became a viral subject. While some crypto supporters like the idea, others have been skeptical of a couple of billionaires having closed-door meetings with North American bitcoin miners. Bitcoin Mining Council Brings Back Memories… Read More »

Comparing the True Costs of Gold Mining in Africa With Those of Bitcoin Mining

When billionaire Elon Musk announced that Tesla would no longer accept bitcoin as payment for its electric vehicles, the price of the crypto asset tanked. In justifying this decision, Musk cited bitcoin mining’s inefficient use of electricity as well as its impact on the environment. In fact, before Musk waded into this debate, many opponents… Read More »

Iran Is Using Bitcoin Mining to Circumvent Sanctions, According to Elliptic

Iran is using Bitcoin mining to circumvent and lessen the effect of the economic sanctions that the U.S. and other countries have applied to the country since 2006, according to a new study by Elliptic, a blockchain analytics and financial crime compliance firm. The country is indirectly using bitcoin mining to export part of its… Read More »

‘Reiterated FUD’ – Chinese Government to Continue Monitoring Bitcoin Mining Sector

A recent report from the Chinese government’s financial committee has reiterated the country’s stance on bitcoin mining and that it would continue to monitor the sector closely. The report follows a recent article from Reuters published three days ago, which also reiterates China’s older warnings against the crypto industry. Chinese Government Report Mentions Bitcoin Mining,… Read More »

Nvidia Aims to Get Its GPUs Back ‘Into the Hands of Gamers’ by Reducing Mining Capabilities on 3 Graphic Cards

A major chipmaker keeps making efforts to calm down the gaming community’s anger toward cryptocurrency miners who are taking the lead in buying graphic cards massively, boosting its prices. Nvidia has announced that it will deliberately limit the capabilities for some of its newly graphic cards to keep a balanced inventory for gamers. Cards With… Read More »