Miners

Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Closes Better-Than-Expected Equity Round at $8.3M

Miner Hut 8 said last week it had raised a total of $8.3 million from selling a 6% equity stake to investors, approximately $800,000 more than the original $7.5 million funding target. The Toronto-listed mining company says the funding will keep it competitive as smaller entities with older equipment feel the pinch from last month’s …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Traders Expect Big Move as Volatility Plummets

Bitcoin opened the week still stuck in a price range just above $9,000 Monday, moving less than 0.2% from Friday’s close as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), according to Bitstamp. At 00:00 UTC on Monday (8:00 p.m. Sunday ET), bitcoin (BTC) was changing hands around $9,115 on spot exchanges such as Bitstamp. Despite a …

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5 Chinese Banks Say Legal Crypto Traders’ Accounts Will Not Be Frozen as Police Widen Crackdown

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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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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Bitcoin Hashrate Spikes to 120 Exahash: Difficulty Drops Allowing Miners to Rejoin the Competition

China Passes Law Protecting Cryptocurrency Inheritance China has passed the country’s long-awaited civil code which expands the scope of inheritance rights to include cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin. Inherited cryptocurrencies will be protected under the new law. Meanwhile, several Chinese courts have recently ruled that bitcoin and … read more. American Panic Led to the Creation …

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Miners Are Selling More of Their Bitcoin. That May Actually Be Bullish

Despite Tuesday’s sudden price decline, miner flows suggest the bitcoin market remains strong. The biggest cryptocurrency by market value fell 8% from $10,137 to $9,298 in less than 5 minutes during Tuesday’s U.S. trading hours, dashing hopes for a continued upward move.  The price drop, however, has not deterred miners from running down their inventory.  …

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Iranian President Calls for Launching a Cryptocurrency Mining Strategy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a mining strategy throughout the oil-rich nation. The latest statements from the Iranian President follows Iran’s moves to restrict specific crypto trading platforms over “currency smuggling” mandates. On May 20, 2020, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told the press that the country needs to spur a cryptocurrency mining strategy, …

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Bitcoin Network Sees a Massive Mining Pool Shift Following the Halving

Following the third bitcoin halving on May 11, 2020, there’s been a big shift in mining pool distribution, as far as hashrate is concerned. At the time of publication, there’s around 100-115 exahash per second (EH/s) in search of bitcoin blocks and spectators have seen two relatively unknown mining pools join the top mining pool …

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Market Wrap: Some Miners Face an Uncertain Future Despite Rising Bitcoin Price

Despite a post-halving rise in bitcoin’s price Wednesday, the current value may not be enough to keep less-efficient miners operating, and that could shift market dynamics.  At press time, bitcoin (BTC) was trading up 2.3% over 24 hours at $9,106. The world’s first cryptocurrency is trading above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, which is …

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2 Days After the Bitcoin Halving: Network ‘Remains Strong,’ Higher Fees, Bullish Sentiment

On May 11, 2020, the Bitcoin network completed it’s third block reward halving and the network seems to be chugging along just fine. However, it may take a while longer to see the halving’s effect on the mining industry and right now bitcoin transaction fees have risen exponentially. Despite the rising fees, the research firm …

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