China’s Hebei Province Begins Crackdown on Crypto Mining and Trading, Reports Reveal

China’s Hebei Province Begins Crackdown on Crypto Mining and Trading, Reports RevealAuthorities in the Chinese province of Hebei have reportedly launched a campaign against cryptocurrency mining and trading. According to a quoted announcement by the region’s cyberspace administration, a number of government agencies are working together to prevent the use of the region’s computing power in the crypto activities which the government considers illegal. Cyberspace Watchdog […]

Mining Is Not Banned in Ukraine and Does Not Require Licensing, Key Crypto Advisor Says

Mining Is Not Banned in Ukraine and Does Not Require Licensing, Key Crypto Advisor SaysThe regulatory status of cryptocurrency mining remains somewhat undetermined in Ukraine, even after the recent adoption of the law “On Virtual Assets.” However, albeit unregulated, the minting of digital coins isn’t prohibited either, according to a leading advisor on crypto matters at the Ukrainian parliament. Amendments to Ukraine’s Tax Law to Regulate Accounting for Crypto […]

Demand for Crypto Mining Rigs in Vietnam Rises With Bitcoin Prices, Report Reveals

Demand for Crypto Mining Rigs in Vietnam Rises With Bitcoin Prices, Report RevealsHigher cryptocurrency prices recently have restored interest in digital coin minting in Vietnam. Crypto mining is once again seen as an investment opportunity with other options being limited by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has been affecting the Asian country. Vietnam’s Sales and Prices of Crypto Mining Rigs Spike in September Demand for crypto mining […]

Lukashenko Urges Belarusians to Mine Cryptocurrency Rather Than Pick Strawberries Abroad

Lukashenko Urges Belarusians to Mine Cryptocurrency Rather Than Pick Strawberries AbroadPresident Alexander Lukashenko has advised workers to stay in their home country instead of emigrating to fill low-paid farming jobs in Poland and Germany. The Belarusian leader pointed to an alternative source of income, noting there’s enough electricity in Belarus to power cryptocurrency mining. Lukashenko Calls on Belarusian Workers to Build Mining Farms, Not Work […]

Venezuelan Authorities Shut Down Power Supply to Bitcoin Miners in Key State

caraboboRegional authorities in one of the key states of the country, Carabobo, suspended the power supply of all registered miners, effectively shutting down their operations in the industrial state. While there have been no official explanations for this measure, some people with knowledge on the matter state the action was taken due to the enormous […]

Kubernetes Clusters Used to Mine Monero by Attackers

kubernetesAttackers are abusing an attack vector present in one of the most popular execution engines (Argo Workflows) to repurpose Kubernetes systems to mine cryptocurrencies. The attack exploits a vulnerability in the system of permissions of Argo Workflows machines connected to the internet, deploying malicious workflows that install Monero-based containers. Attackers Leveraging Argo Workflows for Crypto […]

Russian Crypto Industry Scrambles to Attract Miners as Kazakhstan Overtakes Russia in Mining Volume

Russian Crypto Industry Scrambles to Attract Miners as Kazakhstan Overtakes Russia by Mining VolumeAn industry association representing the Russian crypto sector has launched a project to entice bitcoin miners. Despite its abundant sources of cheap energy, Russia is now lagging behind Kazakhstan, another Eurasian Economic Union member, in terms of cryptocurrency production. Russian Project Aims to Expand Country’s Crypto Mining Capacity The Russian Association of Crypto Industry and […]

China’s Anhui Province to Shut Down Crypto Farms as Grid Operator Issues Closure Notice, Reports

China’s Anhui Province to Shut Down Crypto Farms as Grid Operator Issues Closure Notice, ReportsAnhui has reportedly become China’s latest region planning to end cryptocurrency mining. The province is going to shut down all mining facilities due to power supply shortages, according to local media. Another source revealed that the state-run network operator has issued a closure notice for bitcoin farms across the country. Anhui to Halt Bitcoin Mining […]

Iran Counts 30 Crypto Mining Farms Licensed to Mint Digital Currencies

Iran Counts 30 Crypto Mining Farms Licensed to Mint Digital CurrenciesIranian authorities have so far authorized 30 facilities for cryptocurrency mining. The crypto mining farms are spread across several regions, including Tehran Province. The government has put out the data amid a crackdown on illegal miners in the country. A Third of Authorized Mining Farms Are Based in Two Provinces The Iranian Ministry of Industries, […]

Sichuan Mining Farms Begin to Shut Down — Seven-Day Stats Show Bitcoin’s Hashrate Plummeting

sichuanThe hashrate of the Bitcoin network has been steadily falling since June 14 and after Sichuan miners were told to prepare operation shutdowns. Sichuan is the second-densest province in China where most miners are located, according to data stemming from the University of Cambridge. Bitcoin’s hashrate is now hovering just above 100 exahash per second […]