Crypto Winter Freezes New York Bitcoin Mining Industry

A unique characteristic of many upstate New York cities is their low energy rates. Hydroelectric dams along the St. Lawrence river give residents electricity so cheap that many even heat their homes with it. The region made perfect sense for crypto miners during the “gold rush” days of 2017 and early 2018, and the increased demand from the Bitcoin mining industry created the problem of increased electricity demand driving up the costs. Mining Premiums & Government Action + Crypto Winter = Toxic Environment for Bitcoin Miners Some municipalities like Lake…

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Bitcoin Miners are Selling Old ASICs for Scrap Metal as Price Decline Hastens Obsolescence

Over the past several days, there has been much debate within cryptocurrency circles about a series of videos and images allegedly showing Chinese crypto mining firms dumping bitcoin miners on the street. BRUTAL: this is what’s happening now in a China based mining site …. 😨😨 pic.twitter.com/gcN4lVTyBt — Dovey Wan 🦖 (@DoveyWan) November 20, 2018 The post Bitcoin Miners are Selling Old ASICs for Scrap Metal as Price Decline Hastens Obsolescence appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Would Have Allowed Miners to Inflate the BTC Supply

A newly-patched vulnerability in Bitcoin Core was far more severe than initially revealed, developers disclosed in an updated statement on Thursday. Bitcoin Vulnerability More Serious Than Earlier Announced The statement, posted on the website for the open source project, revealed that Bitcoin Core versions 0.16.3 and 0.170rc4 not only patch a denial-of-service (DoS) bug but The post Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Would Have Allowed Miners to Inflate the BTC Supply appeared first on CCN

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U.S. Senator Warns Closing Montana Coal Plant Will Hurt Bitcoin Mining Industry

The junior United States Senator from Montana, Steve Daines, has warned that the planned closure of a coal power generator could harm the booming bitcoin mining business in the state. According to KULR-TV, all the four units of the Colstrip coal plant located in Rosebud County are expected to shut down by 2027. In Senator The post U.S. Senator Warns Closing Montana Coal Plant Will Hurt Bitcoin Mining Industry appeared first on CCN

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Rumors: Flood in Sichuan China Destroyed Bitcoin Mining Centers

Eric Meltzer, a partner at INBlockchain, the largest blockchain-focused fund in China, reported that rumors suggest a bitcoin mining facility in China was destroyed by a massive flood that affected the entire province of Sichuan, China. Heavy Rain and Flood in Chinese Provinces Affect Mining Centers As an investor in bitcoin back in 2013 and The post Rumors: Flood in Sichuan China Destroyed Bitcoin Mining Centers appeared first on CCN

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Cryptocurrency Mining Affects AMD Stock while Nvidia Overestimates GPU Demand

Demand from cryptocurrency miners has indirectly influenced the fortunes of GPU manufacturers Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Nvidia, with the former’s share prices increasing by 30 percent in May 2018 alone. AMD Stocks Rise on Mining Demand Since 2017, opportunistic cryptocurrency miners have started to bulk purchase GPU cards to build powerful mining rigs. While The post Cryptocurrency Mining Affects AMD Stock while Nvidia Overestimates GPU Demand appeared first on CCN

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Op-Ed | Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Consume Significantly Less Resources than Fiat Money

Earlier this week, I wrote on social media that it costs significantly less energy to produce cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum. The responses were, “that’s not true, once fiat money is created, no additional energy is required.” Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have an energy problem? People at the FED don't sit around painting Benjamin Franklin all The post Op-Ed | Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Consume Significantly Less Resources than Fiat Money appeared first on CCN

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47% of South Africans Plan to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

South Africa has the most sophisticated economy and financial sector on the continent, and its citizens are increasingly warming up to the idea of investing and trading in cryptocurrencies — despite regulatory concerns over such decentralised digital financial assets across the world. The MyBroadband 2018 Cryptocurrency Survey — completed in April — shows that more South The post 47% of South Africans Plan to Invest in Cryptocurrencies appeared first on CCN

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