Iranian President Calls for Launching a Cryptocurrency Mining Strategy

Iranian President Calls for Launching a Cryptocurrency Mining StrategyIranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a mining strategy throughout the oil-rich nation. The latest statements from the Iranian President follows Iran’s moves to restrict specific crypto trading platforms over “currency smuggling” mandates. On May 20, 2020, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told the press that the country needs to spur a cryptocurrency mining strategy, […]

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Bitcoin Hashrate Slides 33% Since Halving – Difficulty Drops, Issues in Sichuan China

It’s been 11 days since the third bitcoin block reward halving. Data now shows that the overall SHA256 hashrate lost around 47 exahash per second (EH/s), since the all-time high of 140 EH/s on May 3. With more than 33% of the hashrate lost, reports stemming from Sichuan China indicate that bitcoin mining operations have […]

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45 Older-Generation Bitcoin Miners Are Unprofitable After the Reward Halving

On May 11, the Bitcoin network experienced its third block reward halving, which had chopped the 12.5 BTC reward to 6.25 coins following the event. It’s been close to a week later, and data stemming from mining rig profitability websites show that more than 45 older generation devices are not profitable right now at today’s […]

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Bitcoin Miners Reveal Concerns Over Mining Rig Shipment Delays and Bitcoin Halving

Bitcoin Miners Reveal Concerns Over Mining Rig Shipment Delays and Bitcoin HalvingThe cryptocurrency market rout in mid-March, which saw bitcoin’s price slide significantly in value, has strained bitcoin mining operations by slashing considerable revenue from the block rewards. Moreover, shipping delays from mining manufacturers have caused uncertainty and mining operations don’t know when next-generation miners will ship. The mining firm Hut8 has revealed in an earnings […]

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The Bitcoin Cash Halving Countdown – 50% Less Block Reward in 4 Days

The Bitcoin Cash Halving Countdown - 50% Less Block Reward in 4 DaysThe Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will face a halving in four days and many BCH proponents are getting ready for the big day. Unfortunately, the covid-19 outbreak has overshadowed the halving and BCH has dropped in value by roughly 30% since the end of February. Also Read: Bitcoin Halving Will Drop Inflation Rate Lower Than […]

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Bitcoin Mining Roundup: BTC Regains 100 Exahash, Miners Close Shop, Pre-Halving Shake-Up

Bitcoin Mining Roundup: BTC Regains 100 Exahash, Miners Close Shop, Pre-Halving Shake-UpIn 44 days, BTC miners will face the third reward halving as the block subsidy will soon shrink from 12.5 to 6.25 coins per block. Following the market carnage in mid-March, BTC’s hashrate plummeted 44% to a 2020 low of 75 exahash per second (EH/s). Since then the hashrate has climbed back above 100EH/s, but […]

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Bitcoin Hashrate Down 45% – Miners Witness Second-Largest Difficulty Drop in History

Bitcoin’s hashrate has plummeted 45% since the record-breaking levels it saw on Feb. 29. The hashrate touched an all-time high of 136 exahash per second (EH/s) but has since dropped to 75 EH/s. Moreover, the crypto network has seen the second-largest difficulty drop since October 2011. Also read: While You’re Under Quarantine, Check These Sites […]

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Coronavirus Quarantine Controls and Shipping Delays Impact Bitcoin Miners

Coronavirus Quarantine Controls and Shipping Delays Impact Bitcoin MinersDuring the first week of February, a few of the top mining rig manufacturers from China revealed they were forced to postpone device shipments due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Regional reports from the country now disclose that shipments will be delayed even longer and Chinese mining rig companies and second-market suppliers are feeling significant […]

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Tradeblock Estimates Post-Halving Mining Cost of $12,500 per BTC

Tradeblock Report Estimates Bitcoin's Post-Halving Cost at $12,500 per BTCOn February 7, the blockchain analytics provider Tradeblock published a report about the upcoming BTC reward halving. BTC’s block reward is expected to halve on or around May 12, 2020, and Tradeblock’s report estimates that the cost to mine BTC will be over $12,500 after the halving. Also Read: The Controversial S2F Model Predicts Bitcoin […]

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3 Cents per kWh – Central Asia’s Cheap Electricity Entices Chinese Bitcoin Miners

3 Cents per kWh - Central Asia's Cheap Electricity Entices Chinese Bitcoin MinersAs tensions escalated between the U.S. and Iran in recent months, reports have detailed that Chinese bitcoin miners are looking to set up shop in Central Asia and more specifically in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Last spring, Chinese bitcoin mining operations flocked to Iran for extremely affordable electric prices ($0.006 per kilowatt-hour) in the oil-rich nation, […]

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