Tag Archives: Mining

Kyrgyzstan Seizes 2,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices

Law enforcement authorities in Kyrgyzstan have confiscated thousands of crypto mining machines as part of a new offensive against illegal cryptocurrency mining in the country. Investigators have also identified industrial enterprises that have been supplying the bitcoin farms with electricity. Security Service Conducts Operation Against Illegal Mining in Kyrgyzstan The State Committee for National Security… Read More »

Nvidia Makes $155 Million From Crypto Mining Chips in Fiscal Q1

Graphics cards manufacturer Nvidia has earned $155 million in revenue from chips designed for cryptocurrency mining during the first fiscal quarter. The company admitted that crypto miners have also pushed sales up in the gaming products segment which remains its main market. Leading GPU Maker Reports Record High Video Card Sales Supported by Crypto Miners… 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 »

Executives from China’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Firms Speak About Regulatory Crackdown

During the course of the week, the cryptocurrency community has been focused on China and the country’s Financial Stability Board detailing that it aims to crack down on the bitcoin mining sector. Following the statements from Chinese officials and a few crypto businesses abandoning services in the region, executives from some of China’s largest bitcoin… Read More »

Chinese Firm Bit Mining Invests $9M to Build 100 Megawatt Bitcoin Farm in Kazakhstan

Shenzhen-based Bit Mining is planning to construct and operate a 100 MW crypto-mining data center in Kazakhstan. The project will be implemented in partnership with two local companies that will also provide the enterprise with an array of services. The total amount of the investment will exceed $9 million. Kazakhstan to Host New 100 MW… Read More »

‘Chinese Invented Paper Money and They Will End It’- Brazil’s Far-Left Praises Digital Yuan  

Digital currencies, those issued by central banks in particular, have been commended for their “disruptive nature.” The praise comes from a publication associated with one of Brazil’s far-left parties. A recently published article claims that CBDCs such as China’s digital yuan can radically change global finances and government policies. Digital Yuan to Do Away With… 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 »

Iran to Shut Down Licensed Crypto Miners in Peak Hours of Power Consumption

Citing a need to maintain a stable electricity supply for other users, Iran will be pulling the plug on cryptocurrency mining farms whenever power consumption peaks. The measure intended to deal with shortages will target licensed facilities despite the government admitting that illegal crypto miners burn much more energy. Licensed Crypto Miners Use 300 MW,… 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 »

Elon Musk Invented Bitcoin, if You Ask Half of Australians Polled by Finder

Australians have been learning more and more about cryptocurrencies but it turns out some myths and misconceptions are still widespread among the general public Down Under. As a most stunning example, over half of the participants in a new poll by Finder believe Elon Musk invented the first crypto network, Bitcoin. Finder Tests Australians With… Read More »