Iran Raises Alarm Over Potential Influx of Miners From China

Iran Raises Alarm Over Potential Influx of Miners From ChinaWith the government in Beijing cracking down on their operations, Chinese miners have been on the lookout for other jurisdictions. Providing low-cost energy, Iran has emerged as a prospective destination. However, the country’s state-owned power utility has expressed concerns over a possible influx of miners and illegal imports of mining hardware from China. Tavanir Warns […]

University of Cambridge Bitcoin Mining Map Shows China’s Hashrate Dropped to 46%

University of Cambridge Bitcoin Mining Map Shows China's Hashrate Dropped to 46%After the researchers from the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) project said that the website’s “Bitcoin Mining Map” had not been updated since April 2020, the map has finally been updated. Current data from the mining map shows the coverage goes all the way up until April 2021, and the estimate of China’s hashrate […]

China Has Dispersed Over $40 Million of Digital Yuan in Red Envelopes, Report Reveals

China Has Dispersed Over $40 Million of Digital Yuan in Red Envelopes, Report RevealsChina, which has arguably the most advanced digital currency project among leading nations, has so far handed out more than $40 million in red envelopes with digital yuan. The promotional campaign for the CBDC is currently focused on five major cities, taking into account their regional development priorities. Beijing Gives Away 269 Million Yuan in […]

Beijing and Suzhou Railways Now Accept Digital Yuan Payments for Ride Fares

Beijing and Suzhou Railways Now Accept Digital Yuan Payments for Ride FaresBeijing subway has officially launched a new program that allows passengers to pay for rides with the central bank digital currency (CBDC) also known as the digital yuan. The news follows the subway system in East China’s Jiangsu province in the city of Suzhou which also allows digital yuan payments for subway fares. Digital Yuan […]

Hydropower Stations Up for Sale Amid China’s Crackdown on Crypto Mining

Hydropower Stations Offered for Sale Amid China’s Crackdown on Crypto MiningSmall hydropower plants have been put up for sale in China as demand for their cheap energy decreases following the government’s crackdown on crypto miners. Just as with mining rigs, their prices have been going down, leaving owners with limited options to recoup their investments. Ads for Hydropower Plants Appear on Xianyu Marketplace Advertisements for […]

Figuring Out How Much Bitcoin Hashrate Resides in Mainland China Still a Mystery

Over the last few weeks, there have been many reports about crackdowns in China tied to bitcoin mining operations in various provinces. 30-day statistics show the hashrate has been fluctuating wildly, and across the last week it has slid downward roughly 26%. Reports Show Bitcoin Mining Crackdowns in Five Chinese Provinces Despite the slide, the […]

Over 3,000 ATMs in Beijing Offer Digital Yuan Withdrawals

Over 3,000 ATMs in Beijing Offer Digital Yuan WithdrawalsLeading Chinese banks have introduced digital yuan withdrawals at more than 3,000 ATM locations in Beijing. Residents of the capital city will now be able to exchange their e-CNY funds for cash and vice versa. Some of the teller machines are located in a popular shopping area. Banks Launch Support for Digital Yuan at ATMs […]

China’s Qinghai Province Instructs Bitcoin Mining Operations to Shut Down

China's Qinghai Province Instructs Bitcoin Mining Operations to Shut DownFollowing the report that indicates specific Chinese miners in the Xinjiang region were told by officials to shut down, another agency in Qinghai has informed miners to cease operations in a recently published government mandate. Similarly, the Qinghai Industry and Information Technology Department’s document explains bitcoin mining operations cannot operate in the area. Qinghai Province […]

Shanghai to Hand Out $3 Million in Digital Yuan Lottery

Shanghai to Hand Out $3 Million in Digital Yuan LotteryAs part of government efforts to get the digital yuan going, authorities in Shanghai will distribute $3 million worth of the central bank-issued currency among residents of Shanghai. The digital money will be dispersed through a lottery, a method that has already been implemented elsewhere in China. Lottery Winners to Get 350,000 Digital Red Envelopes […]