Bitcoin Network’s Mining Difficulty Drops for the First Time in 2 Months

Following four consecutive Bitcoin mining difficulty increases, the network’s difficulty dropped for the first time in 68 days, sliding 2.14% at block height 756,000 on Tuesday. The change means it’s currently 2.14% easier to find a bitcoin block reward following the mining difficulty’s all-time high (ATH) that took place on September 13. Bitcoin Difficulty Slides […]

Bitdeer Sets Up $250M Fund to Acquire Assets From Financially Distressed Bitcoin Miners

According to a representative from the bitcoin mining company backed by the Chinese crypto billionaire Jihan Wu, Bitdeer is crafting a $250 million fund to buy distressed assets from embattled bitcoin miners. Bitdeer’s chief executive officer Matt Kong details that “opportunities” arise in “every cycle.” Bitdeer Wants to Acquire Cheap Machines From Distressed Bitcoin Miners […]

Research Finds Bitcoin Mining Equates to 0.10% of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

According to a recent report published by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), bitcoin mining worldwide accounts for around 0.10% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or 48.35 million tons of carbon dioxide per annum. Moreover, CCAF’s report details that “Bitcoin’s environmental footprint is more nuanced and complex” and because of complexity issues it […]

Bank of Russia, Finance Ministry Agree on Crypto Mining Regulation, Law Expected Soon

Major government institutions in Moscow, the central bank and the finance ministry, have aligned their positions on the regulation of cryptocurrency mining in the Russian Federation. The respective bill will soon be filed with the State Duma, a high-ranking member of the house unveiled. Financial Authorities Reach Consensus on How to Regulate Mining of Digital […]

World’s Largest ASIC Producer Bitmain Slashes Antminer Bitcoin Mining Rig Prices

The world’s largest producer of application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) bitcoin miners, Bitmain Technologies, has revealed the company is offering a discount on Antminer S19 Pro mining rigs. The 100 terahash per second (TH/s) machine is selling for $19 per terahash or $1,900 per unit. The Antminer mining rigs are 80% cheaper than they were five […]

Vietnam Crypto Miners Complain About Losses From Ethereum’s Merge

Miners in Vietnam have expressed grievances over the loss of business following Ethereum’s transition to a consensus mechanism that does not require the energy-intensive computing they were providing. Many are in trouble, local media reported, quoting entrepreneurs and mining enthusiasts. Cryptocurrency Miners Hit by The Merge, Vietnam Report Reveals Vietnam’s crypto miners have suffered heavy […]