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February 9, 2019 by at Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, News
German police have arrested six members of a mining ring who were making use of stolen electricity to mine currency since 2017, as reported by Freie Presse, February 6, 2019. Hijacked Power While people around the world enjoy using cryptocurrency, the actual process of mining crypto is quite tedious and...
January 26, 2019 by at Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, Mining, News
The drop in the price of Bitcoin has rendered a large percentage of mining operations unprofitable, with only low-cost mines in China operating without losses, Bloomberg reported on January 25, 2019. Diminishing Returns The plummeting price of almost all cryptocurrencies has affected every sphere of the crypto industry, with everyone...
There is little doubt that cryptocurrency mining is extremely power intensive, with particular emphasis on coins that still rely on the Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism. Recognizing this, Washington State’s Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has proposed a rate hike for mining enterprises within the region. The county is currently...
On August 20, 2018, cryptocurrency miners in the Washington state held another round of public comment with the electricity providers to discuss the proposed power rate increment. However, nothing good came out of the meeting as the Public Utility District (PUD) officials have postponed the hearing. Bitcoin Miners Lament According...
Cheap energy prices are sending crypto miners to the U.S.-Canadian border, turning hydropower into hash power, but the authorities are beginning to fight back. Taking Advantage of the Public Utilities Plattsburgh, a small town on the North American border has become ground zero for crypto mining. Owing to its proximity...
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