Bitcoin Mining

MyEtherWallet’s founder used to pay his rent by mining Bitcoin

Kosala Hemachandra, founder and CEO of crypto asset storage platform, MyEtherWallet, mined Bitcoin as a way to pay his Los Angeles rent between 2014-2015. When it came time to pay his bills, he would convert his coins into cash to facilitate the actual transaction. In conversation with Cointelegraph, Hemachandra reminisced about purchasing Bitcoin mining equipment …

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Chinese Mining Rig Manufacturer Microbt Announces Offshore ASIC Factory

On Friday, China-based bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Microbt announced plans to create an offshore facility that produces the company’s Whatsminer devices and parts for North America. The firm revealed the expansion news when it announced a recent partnership with the New York-based Foundry Digital LLC. Microbt’s Whatsminer mining rigs have become popular during the last …

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MicroBT Sets Up First Offshore Bitcoin Miner Factory to Expand US Market Share

Chinese bitcoin miner manufacturer MicroBT is looking to grab a bigger slice of the U.S. market by setting up its first overseas production center. The company said on Friday that it has partnered with New York-based Foundry Digital LLC and a Southeast Asian company in order to improve supply chain efficiencies for North American buyers …

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Iran Is Ripe for Bitcoin Adoption, Even as Government Clamps Down on Mining

Iran-based bitcoiner Zahra Amini was used to answering questions on cryptocurrencies, but usually about their relationship with crime. So when a 70-year-old man recently asked her to explain crypto because he no longer wanted to rely on the national rial, Amini felt something had changed.  “If people that age are thinking about storing their wealth …

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Marty Bent on Why Bitcoin and Big Energy Are Unlikely Allies

Bitcoin mining can help big energy companies produce more efficiently, increasing American energy independence in the process. Our main discussion features Marty Bent. Marty is the author of one of the best known daily bitcoin newsletters, as well as the host of “Tales From The Crypt” podcast. He also is one of the leaders of …

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Iran Grants Bitcoin Miners Exclusive Access To Electricity From Three Power Plants

Iran has granted bitcoin miners exclusive access to electricity generated from three power plants for their mining activities, according to state power utility Thermal Power Plant Holding Company (TPPH). Mohsen Tarztalab, managing director of TPPH, told a local news agency on Monday that the “necessary equipment has been installed in three power plants of Ramin, …

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Is a Bitcoin ‘death spiral’ imminent following yesterday’s massive difficulty adjustment?

Before the recent halving, many were prophesying a so-called “death spiral” for Bitcoin. This theory hinges on the idea that the halving of the block reward leads to an exodus of miners due to the sudden unprofitability of mining activities. As a result, the network hashrate decreases and the block time increases, meaning that miner …

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Publicly Listed Energy Firm Equinor Exploits Gas Flaring in North Dakota to Mine Bitcoin

Just recently, the firm Arcane Research recently revealed a number of screenshots from the publicly traded energy firm, Equinor. The pictures show the multinational company leveraging natural gas flaring to power bitcoin mining operations. In recent years, using the unorthodox gas flaring scheme to mine bitcoin has become more prominent worldwide. The Norwegian state-owned multinational …

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This crypto mining operator was named Bitmain’s sole North American cooperative repair center

Crypto mining operator Core Scientific is set to become the first North American cooperative repair center for major crypto mining hardware manufacturer, Bitmain. According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph, the company will offer repair services for Bitmain’s machines. The company says that this will reduce costs associated with shipping hardware to Asia, and curtail …

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