Electricity

‘We’re getting paid to produce Bitcoins’ reveals Texas BTC miner

Texas crypto miner operator Layer1 Technologies has been able to sell back its power supply for 8X the price. According to a Sept. 1 Bloomberg report, Layer1 reported nearly 700% profits from selling excess electricity from its ‘Bitcoin Batteries’ – large-scale energy storage systems used on the firm’s crypto farms in Texas. When the power …

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Excessive Flooding in Sichuan Causes 20% Hashrate Losses for Chinese Bitcoin Miners

Torrential downpours of nonstop rain have been wreaking havoc in China’s Sichuan province, which has caused some operations to shut down ASIC mining devices. Reports from the region show that certain areas have seen electrical shortages and the aftermath is causing quite a bit of stress for Chinese bitcoin miners. Not too long ago, news.Bitcoin.com …

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Two Bitcoin Farmers Stole $1.5M in Electricity in Bulgaria

Bulgarian authorities have arrested two men for illegally siphoning off more than $1.5 million in electricity to operate two crypto mining farms. According to an Aug. 14 report from Bulgaria Today, two men have been detained in connection with the theft of $1.5 million in electricity used for mining Bitcoin (BTC) in the small town …

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Cryptocurrency News From Japan: August 2 – August 8 in Review

This week’s headlines from Japan included Coincheck readying its digital shareholder meeting solution, GMO Coin announcing negative leverage trading fees, Decurret testing transactions with a power company, Japanese authorities proposing tax changes, and Japanese finance company FISCO developing apps for shareholder voting and staking.  Check out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally …

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Europe’s Top Miners Share Local Industry Insights

A report compiled by non-profit research institute, dGen, has found that European crypto miners believe that the region’s higher electricity prices when compared to China and Russia are offset by political stability, robust regulation, and strong protections. The study also found that many miners based in Europe feel prepared for the Bitcoin (BTC) block reward …

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Chinese Kennel Owner Caught Stealing Electricity to Power Underground Bitcoin Mining Farm

The largest oil field in the People’s Republic of China has been a target for individuals and organizations attempting to mine bitcoins with free electricity. After a bunch of mining farm operators allegedly got caught last summer, a dog kennel owner was recently busted for running cable lines in order to siphon free electricity from …

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