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Hong Kong Restricts Bitcoin Mining, Will it Lead to a Change in Attitude Towards Crypto?

At the start of this month, James Lau, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury, informed the Legislative Council that the purchase of mining equipment falls under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance. This move places restrictions…
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Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption Equalled That of Hungary in 2018

Bitcoin miners consumed as much as energy in 2018 as Hungary, according to Alex de Vries. The researcher at the Netherlands’ PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) branch studied bitcoin’s global energy consumption all across the year. He…
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Bitfury Raises $80 Million from Korelya, Macquarie, Mike Novogratz

Blockchain technology company, Bitfury, has raised $80 million from a number of global institutional and corporate investors. Led by Korelya Capital, the private placement was joined by Macquarie Capital, Asian financial institution Dentsu…
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Crypto Week In Review: The Market Remains Tumultuous Even Amid Bullish News

While investors entered this past week expecting for the crypto market to fall further, it has become apparent that the market has temporarily staved off a move lower. Whether this recovery was a result of positive fundamentals or just a “dead…
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Students are Mining Bitcoin in University Dorms, Campuses are Alert

While Bitcoin mining — which is the backbone of many public blockchains —  is often left to the operators of data centers, some university students have begun to try their hand at running their own, in-dorm mining efforts. Bitcoin Mining…
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Can a Wind Farm Help Morocco Become the Next Bitcoin Mining Paradise?

A remote location in Morocco has become a strategic spot to build a 900-megawatt wind farm as bitcoin miners look for cheap electricity in order to set up their computing centers. The spot south of Marrakesh is likely to turn into a cryptocurrency…