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The process that results in the release of certain amounts of a particular digital currency into its circulating supply. Mining is often the process that governs the verification of transactions and the addition of blocks to a blockchain.

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North America To Get Its First Bitcoin Mining Pool to Rival China’s Crypto Mining Dominance
US-based Titan crypto mining software company sets to launch the first Enterprise-Grade Bitcoin Mining Pool in North America.

Ethereum Mining Difficulty Has Reached an ATH
Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has attained a new mining difficulty all-time high of 4,745,167,085,193,270.

China's Inner Mongolia to Shut Down Bitcoin Mining Operations Due to Energy Efficiency Concerns
A major Bitcoin mining hub in China, Inner Mongolia will be shutting down its extensive mining operations by April of this year.

UK’s Argo Crypto Mining Firm Begins Paying CEO in Bitcoin
Argo blockchain crypto mining firm has become the first publicly listed company to pay its CEO in Bitcoin.

Authorities Uncover Illegal Bitcoin Mining Farm In Kyrgyzstan
Federal authorities have uncovered a large illegal Bitcoin mining site in Kyrgyzstan in the territory of the Bishkek Free Economic Zone.

Bitmain Partners With Digital Currency Group's Foundry to Fuel Crypto Mining Business in North America
Crypto mining giant Bitmain has announced that it will be partnering with crypto mining firm Foundry to extend its services to North America.

Grayscale Investments Parent Company DCG Invests $100 Million Into Bitcoin Mining
Grayscale parent company DCG has announced its entry into Bitcoin mining.

Italian Authorities Bust Illegal Ethereum Mining Activities Using Airport Computers
Airport officials working at Italy’s Lamezia Terme International airport have nabbed a 41-year-old technician for unlawfully mining Ethereum using the airport computers.

How to Mine Without Buying A Mining Machine
Bitcoin’s price has been rising incredibly and continues to trend upward. Many people may think that if they cannot buy a Bitcoin mining machine, they are missing out on a huge opportunity to generate profit.

World's Second Largest Bitcoin Mining Company Raises $90M in US IPO
The world’s second-largest bitcoin mining equipment producer, Canaan Inc. raised $90 million during its initial public offering (IPO).

Kazakhstan to Secure $700 Million Funds to Boost its Bitcoin and Crypto Mining Projects
Kazakhstan's government is trying to secure a $700 million investment and reports that it is on track with its crypto mining farm project.

UK’s Argo Blockchain Buys 320 Acres in Texas to Build Bitcoin Mining Facility
London-based Argo Blockchain has joined an increasing number of firms seeking to construct crypto mining facilities in Texas, US.

Chinese Police Put MicroBT CEO Under Microscope Over Alleged Dispute With Bitmain
Chinese Police have just resumed its investigation of intellectual property infringement involving Yang Zuoxing, CEO of Shenzhen Bit Microelectronics Technology and Bitmain.

Russian Tech and Political Oligarchs Opposes Blanket Crypto Ban
Tech and political oligarchs in Russia are expressing their full displeasure over the proposed blanket ban on crypto.

Crypto Miner HIVE Requested for Resubmission of Form 40-F
Hive Blockchain Technologies Ltd said it received a letter from Nasdaq, requesting that the company renew its annual report on Form 40-F due to delays in filing submit plans to meet exchange listing compliance.

Spanish Lawmaker Tables a Proposal to be Bitcoin Mining Hub after Kazakhstan Internet Shutdown
Maria Munoz, a member of the Congress of Deputies, seeks to make Spain a Bitcoin mining hub following the turmoil that was continually rocking Kazakhstan.

Central Bank of Russia Intends to Ban Crypto Mining and Activities
The Central Bank of Russia is going on the offensive in relation to the digital currency ecosystem in the country as the apex bank is calling for a blanket ban on crypto-related activities.

Paraguay Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Crypto Mining and Trading
Paraguay is advancing its crypto bill. Though it appears taking clues from its counterpart, El Salvador.

Russian Blanket Crypto Ban May now be Limited to PoW Mining Activities
New reports emerging out of Russia now suggest that the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is looking to amend its proposed plans to enact a blanket bank on digital currencies

New York Senate Gives Moratorium on Bitcoin Mining Operations Per Climate Change Concerns
New York Senators are seeking a new law that clamps down on coal-powered mining while giving exceptions to green energy-powered Bitcoin mining.

Bitcoin Miners from Inner Mongolia and Sichuan Are Selling BTC Mining Tools
As the plans to clamp down on Bitcoin mining dawns in China, many miners in the mainland are listing their hardware for sale.

Crypto Mining May be Sacrificed as EU Continues to Battle Energy Crisis
With the energy crisis in the EU, member countries may be mandated to halt crypto-mining activities

Chinese Authorities Pressure Bitcoin Miners to Scale Down Operations
Authorities in Sichuan, China has been reportedly pressuring Bitcoin miners to scale down their operations due to electricity shortages. During the dry season, extending from October to April, the electricity supply drops in the province.

Sparks Fly: Bitcoin and Ethereum Debate on ETH’s Total Supply Goes Viral
Over the past few days, a central debate has been ongoing on crypto Twitter, fueled by Bitcoin and Ethereum advocates. Both Bitcoiners and Ethereans disagree on which cryptocurrency is better for use.

Malware Botnets Hijacked Microsoft SQL Databases to Mine Cryptocurrency Causing Concern
Guardicore, a cloud security and data center firm, has issued a report showing how a malware botnet, tracked as Vollgar botnet, has been hijacking Microsoft SQL Server (MS-SQL) databases around the world and forcing them to mine the cryptocurrencies Vollar and Monero.

COVID-19 Hits Canadian Crypto Mining Firm Bitfarms, Forced to Lay Off Staff to Maintain Cost Efficiency
Publicly-listed Canadian crypto mining form Bitfarms has temporarily reduced employees because of the social and economic challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Bitmain's Board Makes Decision Ousting Co-Founder Ketuan Zhan
Bitmain has changed its company structure in the registration filing with government agencies. Leading to Wu becoming executive director and legal representative of the company.

Crypto Firms Join Forces to Push for Stratum V2 Bitcoin Mining Upgrades
Spiral and Braiins lead efforts along with an industry working group to upgrade the current Stratum V1 protocol for miners.

UK Research Shows 66% Control of Hash Rate is Coming From China
Reporting on a study developed by UK based company CoinShares, as much as 66% of global hash rates come from and are controlled by Chinese Entities.

China Allows Building of Hydroelectric Plant in Well Known Bitcoin Mining Town
Government authorities in China have allowed construction to go ahead to increase the capacity of current hydroelectric plants in the Ya'an district of Sichuan, a town popularly known in cryptocurrency circles to be teeming with Bitcoin miners.

Bill Gates Foundation’s COVID-19 Vaccine is a Satanic Plot says Oscar-Winner
Microsoft’s recent patent for a human powered crypto mining system based on sensors that convert physical or mental activity into computer power has generated a lot of interest and captured the imagination of the public, but perhaps some are looking a little too closely.

Mina Stones to Propel Ethical Mining in Africa via Credits Blockchain
Mina Stones, a pioneer of Handcrafted African Fine Jewelry, seeks to avert the unethical mining problem in Africa by using Credits blockchain to alter the present gemstones supply chain.

IMF Educational Cryptocurrency Video Receives Backlash from Bitcoin and Crypto Experts
A video posted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on its social platform has generated a lot of criticism from the cryptocurrency community.

Vespene Energy Raises $4.3M Funding to Convert Landfill Methane into Bitcoin
Vespene Energy, a methane mitigation company, said that it is developing an infrastructure that will enable methane gas to produce electricity for Bitcoin mining.

The Fate of Cryptocurrencies in a Fast-Changing Financial Ecosystem
Cryptocurrency being a digital currency, created and managed through the use of advanced encryption techniques known as cryptography has been gradually modifying the world of finance as well as other sectors such as e-commerce and since its creation in 2009.

Bill Gates Denies COVID-19 Vaccine Microchips and Satanic Conspiracy Theories
Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and billionaire philanthropist, has responded to conspiracy theories that his charity foundation is planning to use the coronavirus vaccine to implant microchips into the global population. The conspiracy itself appears to have started with a patent for a very innovative cryptocurrency mining system filed by Microsoft earlier this year.

Tables Turn for Japanese Man After Being Convicted for Secretly Installing a Crypto Mining Program
The Tokyo High Court has dismissed the acquittal of a 32-year-old Japanese man who had been let off the hook by the Yokohama District Court in March 2019 after being accused of unlawfully inserting a cryptocurrency mining program dubbed Coinhive.

New York-Based Power Plant Greenidge Generation Mines $50,000 Worth of Bitcoin on a Daily Basis
Greenidge’s 65,000-square-foot facility was initially built in 1937 as a coal plant before eventually being closed down in 2011. The plant remained dormant for five years before Atlas Holdings, Connecticut-based private equity company, converted it into a natural gas plant in 2016 to generate clean energy. Because of the high power that crypto mining machines use in their operations, countries have initiated stricter measures to discourage miners from conducting their mining activities. Some of these measures involve increased electricity fees, which have compelled most miners to move to other cities with favorable electricity billing.

Bitcoin Hash Rate Remains Steady as Miners are Wiped Out by China Floods
Recent China floods did not affect the Bitcoin network hash rate. However, some miners were not spared as they were wiped out.

World Economic Forum Partners with Mining Companies to Design Blockchain Solutions
According to a Medium post released on Oct. 25, seven major mining and metals companies have decided to partner with World Economic Forum (WEF) to experiment, design, deploy blockchain solutions and sustainably maximize blockchain sourcing of raw materials.

Ukrainian Security Department And Law Enforcement Uncover a Crypto Mining Farm in a Railway Subdivision in Lviv
According to a report, Ukrzaliznytsia has uncovered a hidden cryptocurrency mining farm in the Lviv railway subdivision, which has been making use of the country’s electricity without paying for it. This secret mining company was discovered by Ukrzaliznytsia's security department, in conjunction with law enforcement officials.

Largest U.S. Public Pension Fund Holds Over 100,000 Shares in Bitcoin Miner RIOT Blockchain
The largest U.S. public pension fund, CalPERS increased its stake in RIOT Blockchain (RIOT), a Bitcoin mining firm, during Bitcoin’s sensational price surge at the end of 2020.

Hypervine Pilots Blockchain-Enabled Satellite Data Project to Curb Climate Impact of Mining Sector
Hypervine, a blockchain construction company based in Glasgow, Scotland, has revealed the kicking off of a blockchain-powered project that will utilize satellite data to boost efficiency in the mining industry. Expressly, it will be funded by the European Space Agency (ESA).

China's Bitmain shows Bitcoin Mining remains Profitable After Posting $300 Million in Revenues
Bitmain, one of the largest mining equipment makers globally, has reported revenues of $300 million thus far in 2020. While its business has faced turmoil in recent times, the core strategy continues to reap benefits.

Ripple (XRP) CEO on How China Is Controlling Bitcoin and Will Potentially Dominate All Cryptocurrencies
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse explained why the majority of Bitcoin (BTC) was controlled by China, as he discussed the country's role in the blockchain sector.

BlockFi to Sell $160 Million in Bitcoin Mining Machine
BlockFi aims to offer $160 million in loans secured by 68,000 Bitcoin mining equipment. November saw the crypto lender declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Defaulted loans may be undercollateralized.

Former facilities worker who allegedly set up a secret cryptocurrency mining operation
After skipping a court arraignment session, Nadeam Nahas faces arrest for using a school's energy for bitcoin mining.

Iranian Crypto Miners get Cut Off as Country Activates Energy Saving Mode
The Iran Grid Management Company, also known as the Tavanir, has cut off the power supply to the country’s licensed cryptocurrency miners, a significant step against its backing for the controversial adventure.

Marathon Digital Holdings Sells Some of Its Bitcoin for the First Time
In January, Marathon Digital, the second-largest Bitcoin holder after Michael Saylor's Microstrategy, sold 1,500 BTC.

Argo Blockchain Increases Daily Bitcoin Production Despite Network Difficulty Spike
Argo Blockchain increased its daily Bitcoin production to 5.7 BTC per day in February, up from 5.4 BTC per day in January, despite a 10% increase in network difficulty.

Russia's Apex Bank Grants DFA License to Atomyze, the Nation's First
The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has granted the Digital Financial Assets (DFA) services license to Atomyze LLC, the first startup in the country to become an asset manager.

Tether's Bitcoin Mining Site in Latin America Plans to Start Operations in a Few Weeks
Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether and Bitfinex, confirmed the authenticity of a photo of a container bearing the "Tether Energy" logo, confirming it was a depiction of a control room at a Latin American site nearing completion. Ardoino also shared a 3D design of the site.

BTC Mining Firm Griid to be Listed on NYSE, valued at $3.3B
Bitcoin mining company Griid announced that it will merge with Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock code "GRDI".

SEC Freezes Assets of DEBT Box in $50 Million Crypto Fraud Case
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained a temporary asset freeze, restraining order, and other emergency relief against Digital Licensing Inc., a Utah-based entity operating as "DEBT Box," along with its four principals and 13 other defendants.

Bitcoin Ordinals Create Stir Within Crypto Community
Luxor CEO Nick Hansen stated Bitcoin Ordinals might produce "synergies" between the mining pool and OridinalHub.

Marathon Digital and Zero Two Partner for Abu Dhabi Bitcoin-Mining Facility
Marathon Digital Holdings and Zero Two have partnered to create a large-scale immersion Bitcoin-mining facility in Abu Dhabi. The joint venture, based in Mina Zayed and Masdar City, will comprise two mining sites with a combined 250-megawatt capacity. Marathon and Zero Two plan to power the facilities with excess energy from Abu Dhabi’s grid.

Coinbase Executives Visit UAE to Explore Potential for Crypto Operations
Coinbase executives, including CEO Brian Armstrong, visited the UAE to explore the potential of the region as a strategic hub for its international operations. The visit coincides with a partnership between Marathon Digital Holdings and Zero Two to create a large-scale immersion Bitcoin-mining facility in Abu Dhabi.

Paolo Ardoino: Tether Tests New Bitcoin Mining Platform, Moria, with Enhanced Software Control
Tether is testing its new Bitcoin mining platform, Moria, which has undergone significant software enhancements, including software-driven PDU management and multisig approval. Moria is designed to integrate with IoT devices, potentially revolutionizing mining operations. Tether's diversification into Bitcoin mining is still in its testing phase.

Arkansas passes Bitcoin mining regulation bill
Arkansas has passed a bill to regulate Bitcoin mining activity in the state, protecting miners from discriminatory regulations and taxes. Digital asset miners must pay applicable taxes and operate without causing stress to public utility generation capabilities. The move follows a similar initiative in Montana and New York's proof-of-work mining moratorium.

Bitcoin Hash Rate Spikes to All-Time Highs
Bitcoin's hash rate has hit all-time highs of 398 terahashes per second (TH/s) on March 23, with analysts suggesting miners are turning on their rigs as BTC's price rises. The increase in hash rate is attributed to unused mining inventory coming online and entrepreneurs finding cheap sources of mining. While some have speculated that lower prices forced miners to shut down their rigs, others believe that attractively priced hardware is being bought up by well-capitalized miners.

Huobi & BTC.Top Reportedly Suspends Business Operation in China
Cryptocurrency mining operators, including Huobi and BTC.TOP, are reportedly halting their business in mainland China, sources said.

Venezuela Shuts Down Crypto Mining Operations
Venezuela has closed down crypto mining facilities as part of a national crypto department reorganization and corruption investigation into the country's oil company, PDVSA.

Bhutan Embraces Bitcoin Mining with Green Energy
Bhutan, known for its focus on "Gross National Happiness," has been quietly accumulating and mining Bitcoin with the help of its abundant hydroelectric power. The country is negotiating with Bitdeer to expand its mining operations further.

Argo Blockchain IPO: Lawsuit Claims Miner Made Untrue Statements
Argo Blockchain's 2021 IPO investors launched a class-action lawsuit.

Bitfarms Settles Debt with BlockFi
Bitfarms and BlockFi collaborate via Backbone Mining Company, a completely owned subsidiary.

Iran Bans Crypto Mining to Avert Major Blackouts in Winter Season
Iran is banning cryptocurrency mining for the second time this year in order to reduce the strain on the nation’s power grid.

CleanSpark Buys 45,000 Bitmain Antminer S19 XPs for $144.9 Million
CleanSpark, a crypto miner, has purchased 45,000 Bitmain Antminer S19 XPs for $144.9 million, which will nearly double its current computing power. The first batch of 25,000 rigs will be delivered in August, with the remainder arriving in September, and they will be installed at a site in Sandersville, Georgia. CleanSpark aims to have 16 EH/s of computing power by the end of the year.

Core Scientific seeks to sell $6.6 million in Bitmain coupons
On Jan. 25, bankrupt Bitcoin mining business Core Scientific filed an emergency move to sell Bitmain coupons.

Argo Blockchain regains stock listing compliance with Nasdaq
Nasdaq relisted bitcoin mining company Argo. Nasdaq's listing standards demand a minimum closing bid price of $1 for 30 consecutive working days, which the firm did not meet. After Nasdaq notified ARBK about noncompliance in December, shares recovered.

China Anhui Province Becomes the Latest Region to Crack the Whip on Crypto Mining
Anhui, an eastern Chinese province, has become the latest region to shut down all crypto mining activities, according to local media, citing an acute power shortage.

BlackRock's Bitcoin Strategy: Mining Investments and ETF Proposals
BlackRock has invested $411.54 million in Bitcoin mining businesses, including Riot Platforms Inc., Marathon Digital Holdings, Cipher Mining, and Terawulf, and proposed a Bitcoin ETF, despite SEC reluctance, highlighting Bitcoin's growing importance in finance.

Hut 8 Mining Company to Merge with US Bitcoin
Hut 8 Mining and U.S. Bitcoin will consolidate under New Hut, pending court clearance.

Bitcoin's Average Block Size Hits All-Time Highs
The average Bitcoin block size has reached record highs after Bitcoin NFT Ordinals protocol launched.

Bitcoin Mining Technology Luxor Completed $5M Series A Funding Led by NYDIG
Luxor announced the completion of a Series A funding with a total value of $5 million.

HIVE Purchases Additional 4,000 New Bitcoin Mining Machines
HIVE Blockchain, a publicly listed firm based in Canada, has announced a purchase of 4,000 Bitcoin mining machines to increase its hash rate production.

Intel to Discontinue Blockscale Bitcoin Mining Chips
Intel plans to cut costs by discontinuing its Blockscale Bitcoin mining chips, with the company stopping orders for the ASICs by Oct. 20 and ending shipping roughly in April 2024. Intel launched the Blockscale mining chips in April 2022 with a hash rate of up to 580 gigahash per second. The move is part of Intel's strategy to prioritize certain chips for outside customers while monitoring market opportunities in the crypto space.

Bitcoin Slips to 4-Month Low as Kazakhstan Internet Shutdown Hampers Mining
Bitcoin dropped below $42K for the first time since September 2021 as the market remains in the red.

Block's 5nm Bitcoin Mining Chip Prototype
Block has completed the prototype design for its 5nm Bitcoin mining chip, with plans to decentralize the supply of mining rigs through open-source technology. The company has purchased a large batch of ASIC chips from Intel to fast-track development of its proprietary 3nm chip.

The Most Unworkable State Law
An Illinois senator has presented a law that would compel crypto node operators, miners, and validators to reverse transactions if ordered by the court, even though it's impossible.

Crypto Miner Sphere 3D Sues Partner over Alleged Bitcoin Spoofing Attack
Sphere 3D, a crypto miner, has filed a lawsuit against Gryphon Digital Mining, its partner, after an alleged spoofing attack led to the irregular transfer of Bitcoin. Gryphon CEO allegedly wired BTC to a fraudster posing as Sphere 3D's CFO. Sphere 3D accuses Gryphon of violating their contractual duties and putting the company's assets at significant risk.

Hive Blockchain Generated 465.1 BTC, 2957 ETH in July
Hive Blockchain said it currently holds 3,091 Bitcoin and 6,820 Ethereum as of August 4, 2022, after producing 278.5 BTC and 2,957 ETH in July.

Fidelity Investments Acquires $20M Stake in Bitcoin Miner Marathon Digital
Fidelity Investment Inc now has a 7.4% stake in Marathon Digital Holdings, a major crypto mining firm in North America.

BTC Mining Report Draws Criticism
The New York Times’ recent report on Bitcoin mining has been criticized by some BTC proponents for cherry-picking data and overstating the fossil fuel use of BTC miners. They also point out the increasing use of sustainable energy in the sector. Despite the debate on energy consumption, Bitcoin mining remains significant for blockchain security and decentralization.

Greenidge Reduces Debt with NYDIG
Greenidge lowered its NYDIG debt by 76% by relinquishing partial ownership of Bitcoin mining gear and credits.

Dorsey's Payments Firm Block Starts to Begin Mining Bitcoin
Block Inc, formerly known as Square, will begin mining Bitcoin with its mining system based on custom silicon and open source for individuals and businesses worldwide.

Mining firm Compute North Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Crypto mining firm Compute North has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a federal court as it had been struggling to survive due to the market downturn.

BankProv Stops Offering Loans Secured by Crypto Mining Rigs
BankProv said in an SEC filing that it would no longer lend against crypto mining machines.

Mike Novogratz Considers Galaxy's Helios Purchase "Transformative"
Galaxy Digital Holdings CEO Mike Novogratz dubbed the Helios mining transaction "transformative." Dec. 28 saw the crypto investment firm's $65 million purchase of Argo's main mining plant. Galaxy operates trading, asset management, crypto mining, venture investments, and investment banking.

WEF Promotes Eco-Friendly Crypto Mining Firm Crusoe Energy
The World Economic Forum (WEF) featured a video showcasing Crusoe Energy Systems, a cryptocurrency mining firm that uses waste energy sources to power their modular data centers. Although the video never directly mentions cryptocurrency mining, several crypto industry figures praised Crusoe's efforts in reducing flaring and utilizing stranded energy sources to generate ultra-low-cost computing infrastructure.

Ault Alliance's Sentinum Mined 909 Bitcoins this year
Ault Alliance's subsidiary, Sentinum, mined 909 Bitcoins from Jan to Jul 2023, with 668 in Michigan and 241 via a partnership with Core Scientific.

Montana Passes Crypto Miner Rights Bill
Montana’s House of Representatives passed Bill number 178, which seeks to enshrine the rights of crypto miners and prohibit local authorities from obstructing crypto mining operations. The bill now awaits Governor Greg Gianforte’s signature to become law. The legislation establishes a “digital asset mining right,” forbids discriminatory electricity rates charged to crypto miners, and removes the authority of local governments to use zoning laws to impede crypto mining activities.

Bitcoin Miner CleanSpark Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results, Beating Analyst Expectations
CleanSpark announced financial results for the second quarter of 2022, with total revenue for the quarter quadrupling year-on-year to $33.5 million and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation (Ebitda) of $22.5 million.

Nasdaq-Listed Riot Blockchain Posts a Profitable Third Quarter
Riot Blockchain Inc, one of the few blockchain companies to be listed on the Nasdaq has posted yet a profitable third quarter performance.

VanEck Launches Mining ETF on List Today
Investment firm VanEck has launched a mining ETF (DAM), which will officially go public on Wednesday.

Elon Musk: Lightning Network Needed to Fix Scalability Problem in Bitcoin Network
Elon Musk urges that layer-2 payments Lightning Network is essential to offer the required bandwidth for Bitcoin transactions to solve its scalability problem.

Why Energy Experts are Watching the Crypto Market Closely
Words like Bitcoin and Oil Market seem to have no correlation between them. However, given the kind of small world we are living in, there's more than meets the eye. Check out this article which explains the perfect correlation between Bitcoin and Oil Market and why energy experts are keeping a close watch on the crypto market.

Celsius Mining Sells $1.3M Equipment
Celsius Network's mining division is selling $1.3 million in mining equipment. In July 2022, the firm went insolvent, locking up $4.7 billion in consumer deposits. Core Scientific closed over 37,000 Celsius-owned mining equipment in January.

CEO Sues Board Members for Seizing Control of Crypto Miner
Layer1 Technologies CEO John Harney sued two board members for profiting from mining activities.

Marathon Reveals Over $80m Exposure to Bankrupt Crypto Miner Compute North
Compute North, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, owes as much as $500 million to at least 200 creditors. Now the crypto miner got over $80 million in funding from Marathon Digital Holdings Inc.

Iris Energy to Triple Mining Capacity With Thousands of New Rigs
Iris Energy will triple its crypto mining capacity with 44,000 ASIC machines.

A cryptocurrency mining rights bill prohibit the discrimination of crypto
The Montana Senate approved a law to protect cryptocurrency miners from discrimination.

Russia Mulling Crypto for Cross-Border Payments
Russia is reportedly mulling the plans to allow cryptocurrencies for cross-border payments as on one of the survival measures explorable as the country continues to battle sanctions from the West for its invasion of Ukraine

Bit Origin Limited Signs LOI to Acquire 30.62% Equity Interests in Horizon Mining Ltd
The planned acquisition would be another major step forward for Bit Origin Limited to accelerate its efforts into the crypto mining business.

Nvidia Agrees to Pay $5.5 Million to SEC Fine for Failure to Crypto Mining Disclosures
The SEC said it found that Nvidia misled investors in 2017 and 2018 on how cryptocurrency contributed to the profits in its gaming business.

What Happens When the Bitcoin Blockchain Produces an Empty Block
Accept the oddities: Bitcoin's blockchain has more empty blocks than intended.

NASDAQ Listed MIGI Boosts Bitcoin Self-Mining in July 2023 Operational Update
Mawson Infrastructure Group, a leading digital infrastructure and Bitcoin mining company, reported a 23% month-on-month increase in its "Total Revenue Equivalent in BTC" to 163. The company's operational capacity was 96 Megawatts, supporting 27,636 Bitcoin miners. Mawson is exploring expansion opportunities in PJM energy markets and securing strategic sites for long-term digital infrastructure.

Kazakhstan plans to reduce tax fraud and unlawful business operations
The obligation will gather "information on the revenue of digital miners and digital mining pools for tax purposes" starting Jan. 1, 2024.

Core Scientific and Celsius Mining Settle Litigation with Texas Data Center Purchase Agreement
Core Scientific has agreed to sell its Cedarvale Bitcoin mining site in Texas to Celsius Mining LLC for $14 million. The deal will settle ongoing litigation and allow Celsius to expand its Texas data centers. The Cedarvale site, valued at $45 million, will be overseen by US Bitcoin Corp. The transaction is not impacting Core Scientific's mining fleet.

Bitcoin Miner CleanSpark Acquires 36 MW Facility, 3,400 Antminers for $25M
CleanSpark made the acquisitions to expand its operating presence while maintaining cost-effective production rates.

Bitcoin Miner Compass Mining Establishes 75 MW Hosting Partnership with Compute North
Compass Mining, a Bitcoin mining hosting and brokerage services firm based in Delaware, US, announced the completion of a partnership with colocation provider Compute North to secure at least 75 megawatts (MW) of energy capacity for its TIER 0™ data center in Granbury, Texas.

Luna Trading Draws Online Discussions in China Despite Crypto Ban
Despite being banned in China, cryptocurrency is gaining attraction in the country as the value of some of the world’s most prevailing digital currencies and Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has increased.

U.S. sanctions: Customers suing Compass Mining
Compass Mining customers are suing for $2 million for fraud. The firm terminated connections with Russian hosting provider Bit River and didn't restore clients' Bitcoin machines. It cut connections with Bit River over non-applicable US sanctions.

Hut 8 Mining Corporation Ramps Up Fight Against Power Supplier
Hut 8 Mining sued Ontario over power supply to a newly built crypto mining plant.

Crypto Trading Volumes in Exchanges Sank by Over 40% in June
The ripple effect of the recent crypto market crash continued to be felt as trading volumes at major exchanges nosedived by more than 40% in June.

Bitcoin Miner CleanSpark Acquires Mawson’s Georgia Mining Facility, Rigs for Up to $42.5M
CleanSpark continues to pursue growth in a sector ripe for mergers and acquisitions amid a bear market.

Core Scientific to Pay Outstanding Debt with Mining Machines
In a court filing, crypto mining firm Core Scientific stated the equipment were no longer needed for its operations and future plans.

Russia Gives Tax Incentives to Crypto Miners
Russia offers tax benefits for crypto mining investors during tough times.

Bitcoin Mining in China Dropped before the Latest Crackdown
New research conducted by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) shows that Bitcoin mining in China has already nosediving even before the government started cracking the whip on crypto mining in May.

CleanSpark Buys 20000 New Bitcoin Miners to Boost
CleanSpark bought 20,000 Antminer S19j Pro+ devices for $32.3 million to increase its mining capacity.

The Bitcoin mining community has experienced a 50% increase in revenue through mining
Bitcoin mining income dropped to $13.6 million on Dec. 28, 2022, putting pressure on mining businesses.

Riot Acquires Next-Gen Miners from MicroBT, Boosting Mining Capacity
Riot has made a groundbreaking move by entering into a long-term purchase agreement with MicroBT. This landmark deal involves the acquisition of 33,280 state-of-the-art Bitcoin miners manufactured in the United States by MicroBT.

Publicly Listed Bitcoin Mining Companies Show Steady Increase in Hash Rate
Bitcoin mining firms produced more BTC and hashrate in January than December.

Sphere 3D Sues Gryphon Digital Mining Over Alleged Spoofing Attack
Sphere 3D has filed a lawsuit against Gryphon Digital Mining over an alleged spoofing attack that resulted in the irregular transfer of Bitcoin. Gryphon's CEO allegedly wired 18 BTC in January to a fraudster posing as Sphere 3D's chief financial officer through a spoofing attack.

Bitcoin Miner Core Scientific Apparently Declares Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Due to dropping income and BTC prices, Core Scientific filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Texas. In July 2021, the company was valued at $4.3 billion. Due to a lengthy bear market, Core Scientific sold 9,618 BTC in April to continue functioning. Microsoft has banned cloud customers from mining cryptocurrency to improve service reliability.

Coinbase Addresses Zcash Mining Centralization Concerns
Coinbase's Blockchain Security Team has identified a 51% control over the Zcash network's computational power by a single mining pool, ViaBTC. This raises concerns about security vulnerabilities, such as double-spend attacks and censoring transactions. To address this, Coinbase increased the Zcash confirmation requirement to 110 blocks, transitioned its trading markets to a limit-only state, and engaged with stakeholders.

Tether's Development Team Nears Completion of Advanced Mining Libraries
Tether's dev team is nearing completion of JavaScript libraries for mining, utilizing technology. CTO Paolo Ardoino announced the development on Aug 5, 2023.

Crypto Miner HIVE Blockchain Rebrands to Drive AI Expansion
HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. has declared its plan to strategically rebrand, including a transition to the new name "HIVE Digital Technologies Ltd." This rebranding initiative is designed to mirror the company's progression into the realm of high-performance computing (HPC) data centres, utilizing Nvidia's superior Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) chips to tap into the burgeoning trend of widespread adoption in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Latvian National Extradited to the U.S for Crypto and Wire Fraud
Ivars Auzins, a Latvian citizen, accused of committing securities and wire fraud using eight companies that alleged to mine or invest in crypto assets, was extradited to the United States to face a six-count indictment charge.

Riot Blockchain's Texas Mining Operations Disrupted by Winter Storms
Riot Platforms' 2023 hash rate ambitions were slowed by Texas winter weather.

Canaan's Q4 2022 Revenue Declines by 82.1% YoY to $56.8M
Canaan, a Chinese Bitcoin miner and manufacturer of ASIC mining machines, reported an 82.1% YoY revenue decline to $56.8M in Q4 2022. The company's net income swung to a $63.6M loss due to inventory write-downs and research expenses. Despite the decline in revenue, Canaan's mining revenue improved by 368.2% YoY to $10.46M.

Solo Bitcoin Miner Wins Rare Block Reward Worth Over $150,000
A solo Bitcoin miner successfully mined the 780,112th block in the Bitcoin blockchain, earning a block reward of 6.25 BTC worth over $150,000. The miner was able to produce a valid hash after just two days of mining, a rare occurrence that typically takes solo miners months to achieve. The miner may have rented hashing power to produce the output hash, and they used the Solo CK Pool mining service to create a solo mining pool.

Allegations of fraud against Compass Mining after company cuts ties with Russian
Compass Mining customers are suing for $2 million for fraud. The firm terminated connections with Russian hosting provider Bit River and didn't restore clients' Bitcoin machines. It cut connections with Bit River over non-applicable US sanctions.

Mississippi State Senate Passes Bill to Protect Crypto Miners
The Mississippi state senate approved a law to shield the bitcoin mining business from unfair "regulatory hurdles."

Ethereum Miners Revenue Percentage Reaches Monthly Low
The percentage of miner revenue from fees on the ETH network reached a monthly low of 36.145%.

Marathon Digital Overclocks To Get An Edge
North America's biggest Bitcoin mining business is overclocking its machines. Overclocking increases a computer's CPU clock speed above its manufacturer's limit. Marathon Digital mined 4,144 BTC in 2022, including 475 in December.

May 13: ALT Coins Give You Wings
Trade Strategy: Similar to yesterday. I've closed my long volatility trades, and will start to sell some volatility here and whenever it spikes. While implied volatility has sharply declined from 100% to 80% since Sunday, the longer-term average before the 12 March crash is around 55-60% so there's still juice to be short vol.

Matrixport's Evolved Enterprise-Grade Cactus Custody and Holistic Approach to KYT and AML Compliance
Matrixport is a Singapore-based cryptocurrency startup which was launched by former Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu. Established in July 2019 with the goal to offer over-the-counter trading, lending and custody services for crypto, Matrixport boasts a systematic security model, global distributed infrastructure and business-focused security innovation capability to assure the security and reliability of users' assets.

Matrixport: Jihan Wu's Spin Off Start-up Meeting Demand for Cryptocurrency Services Beyond Bitmain's Mining Ecosystem
Cynthia Wu is the Head of Business Development and Sales at Matrixport where she is also focused on building business for Cactus Custody and managing Matrixport’s key investor relations. In this first part of our exclusive interview, Wu shares her insights with Blockchain.News on the state of the Bitcoin mining, the surge in Bitcoin’s Hashrate and the potential impact that the coming Bitcoin halving will have on Bitcoin miners.

PowerGhost: The Mining Malware to Watch in 2020
In Part 3 of the interview, Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia, Kaspersky shared with us the state of cryptocurrency mining malware and he believed we should watch out for Powerghost in 2020! Yeo also explained the cybersecurity solutions of Kaspersky on quantum computing.

Amun AG, on 7 Unique Metrics of Bitcoin Valuation
We have exclusively spoken with Lanre Jonathan Ige, Researcher of Amun AG on the limitations of traditional valuation approach and some unique metrics for Bitcoin valuation.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Thinks Mining Monero on HTC Phones is a “Fool’s Game”
Ethereum co-creator has downplayed the partnership between HTC and Midas Labs, which enables Monero mining on mobile phones.

Microsoft Patents Cutting Edge Human-Powered Crypto Mining System
Microsoft has filed for a patent for a cryptocurrency mining system that will leverage the data collected from people as they interact with advertising or exercise.

Bitcoin on Showtime: Winklevoss Biographer Writes BTC Mining Plot for Billions
Sunday’s episode of the Showtime series Billions featured a cryptocurrency mining scheme being executed in a prep school.

Microsoft’s Crypto Patent Fuels Another Right Wing Satanic Conspiracy By Ex-CIA Agent
Ex-CIA agent Kevin Shipp has dragged Microsoft's crypto-mining patent right back into the center of another right-wing conspiracy.

US National Lab Computer Scientists Deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Thwart Illegal Crypto Mining
Los Alamos National Laboratory has created an artificial intelligence (AI) system capable of identifying malicious codes that mine cryptos such as Bitcoin.

PEGA Pool Announces the Official Launch of Its Eco-friendly Bitcoin Mining Pool
UK-based PEGA Pool announces the official launch of its eco-friendly Bitcoin mining pool that enables clients to offset their carbon footprint and incentivizes them to use renewable energy. By allowing clients to connect their ASIC miners to its platform and mine together, it provides them with a more consistent and attractive income than mining alone.

KyberSwap announces first ever $ARB token liquidity pools, liquidity mining and trading campaigns on Arbitrum
Since launching in 2021, Arbitrum has emerged as one of the most promising Layer 2 solutions, with its ability to scale Ethereum and enable faster and cheaper transactions.

Crypto Market Capitalization Inches Closer to $3 Trillion
The cryptocurrency market capitalization is a stone’s throw away from the $3 trillion mark as it stands at $2.96 trillion.

Digihost Plans to Move Mining Rigs from NY to Alabama, Expand Energy to 55 MW in 2023
U.S.-based crypto miner Digihost Technology Inc. plans to move drilling rigs from New York to Alabama, expanding energy capacity to 55 MW in the second quarter of 2023.

Grayscale Launches Bitcoin Mining-Centered Investment Entity
Crypto asset management firm Grayscale plans to launch a new private co-investment opportunity in mining hardware that enriches the bitcoin ecosystem.

Compass Mining to Sold $30m Worth of Assets in Russia to Fend Off Sanctions
Compass Mining, an American cryptocurrency mining firm, is looking for buyers for its gears stranded in Russia in a bid to avoid being sanctioned by the United States Department of Treasury.