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Publicly Traded Firms Launch New Mining Rigs, Less Hashrate Than Competitors

Two of the top mining manufacturers from China that recently had initial public offerings (IPO) released two new mining rigs. Canaan Inc. and Ebang Communications both have shares listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, and the two firms just launched two ASIC mining devices with hashrates up to 63 terahash per second (TH/s). The two …

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Leadership Feud at Bitmain: 10,000 Antminers Go Missing in Inner Mongolia

Study: Exchanges Accepted $1.3 Billion in Bitcoin Stemming from ‘High-Risk Addresses’ A recently published report from the research and analysis firm Peckshield indicates that during the last two quarters of 2020, cryptocurrency exchanges accepted 147,000 BTC ($1.3 billion) from high-risk addresses. During the last few years, blockchain research and surveillance firms … read more. Grayscale …

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Power Struggle Inside Bitmain ‘Hard Forks’ Bitcoin Miner Production

The ongoing battle between the co-founders at Bitmain has now essentially hard forked the world’s largest bitcoin miner manufacturer into two different operations and supply chains for making its flagship AntMiner equipment. Wu Jihan, the co-founder who ousted his rival co-founder Micree Zhan Ketuan last year, registered a new entity on July 16 in Shenzhen, …

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Bitcoin’s 5% Drop in Value Puts Pressure on BTC Mining Operations and Older ASIC Rigs

Crypto 101: How to Send and Receive Bitcoin Cash Via the Bitcoin.com Wallet During the last few months in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and faltering global economy, many individuals have shown an interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, oftentimes people can find the process a bit daunting because they are … read …

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US Contract Miner Core Scientific Buys 17,600 Bitcoin Miners From Bitmain

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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Bitcoin Mining Chip Manufacturer Ebang to List on Nasdaq This Week

Spacex Bitcoin Scam Features BTC Giveaway, Elon Musk, and NASA Launch A Spacex bitcoin scam has frequently appeared on Youtube, claiming to give away BTC. Its promo video features the recent Spacex launch with two NASA astronauts and an interview with Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The scammers claim that … read more. Bitcoin-Friendly …

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Ousted Bitmain Co-Founder Offers to Buy $4 Billion in Shares

The Bitmain power struggle continues as Micree Ketuan Zhan, one of the co-founders of the crypto mining giant and its largest shareholder, has reportedly made an offer to purchase shares controlled by his fellow co-founder Jihan Wu and others for $4 billion. According to a letter provided to Chinese media outlet Jinse on June 21, …

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Bitcoin ASIC Miner Manufacturing Domination: Bitmain and Microbt Battle for Top Positions

80% of US and European Institutional Investors Find Cryptocurrency Appealing: Survey A new survey of about 800 institutional investors in the U.S. and Europe shows strong cryptocurrency adoption, particularly bitcoin. About 80% of institutions said they find cryptocurrency appealing, and 60% believe cryptocurrencies have a place in their portfolios. Crypto Appeals … read more. London’s …

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Bitcoin Mining Heats Up: High Difficulty Adjustment, Pool Consolidation, Less Concentration in China

It’s been approximately 37 days since the notorious Bitcoin reward halving that took place on Monday, May 11, 2020. On June 16, the Bitcoin network saw a large upwards difficulty adjustment making it much harder to mine bitcoins and slowing down the issuance rate because block generation has slowed down. Furthermore, a recent research report …

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Bitmain’s Cofounder Accused of Hindering Next-Gen Bitcoin Mining Rig Shipments

Chinese Government Crackdowns and Cheap Hydropower- Miners Migrate from North to South China China-based bitcoin miners have started to migrate southbound from North China, according to local reports. The operators are having difficulties and are transitioning mining facilities for cheap hydro-powered electricity. Testimonials also show that 64 mining operations in the prefecture in … read …

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