While Chinese Bitcoin Miners Escaped Crackdowns, Sichuan’s Hydropower Plants Were Not So Lucky

While Chinese Bitcoin Miners Escaped Crackdowns, Sichuan's Hydropower Plants Were Not So LuckyRegional reports from China indicate that government officials have been reviewing over 5,100 small-sized hydropower plants in order to get them to adapt to China’s cleanup and rectification process concerning future energy sources. China has pledged to be carbon neutral and ultimately have zero carbon emissions by 2060 and the recent crackdowns on bitcoin miners […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bitcoin’s Hashrate Drops Below 100 Exahash, Observers Describe China’s ‘Great ASIC Exodus’

Most of the crypto community has been focused on the developments in China and more specifically, the crackdowns against bitcoin miners in Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Yunnan, and Sichuan. On Wednesday morning (EST), Bitcoin’s overall hashrate has continued to drop and is now below the 100 exahash per second (EH/s) region. During the last 24 […]

PBOC Instructs China’s Banks to Forbid All Cryptocurrency Related Activities Immediately

PBOC Instructs China's Banks to Forbid All Cryptocurrency Related Activities ImmediatelyChina’s central bank has sent notice to the country’s financial institutions instructing them to stop dealing with cryptocurrency transactions. The disclosure notes that the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) aims to protect Chinese citizens and “combat the speculation of Bitcoin and other virtual currency transactions.” PBOC Tells Banks to Stop Dealing With Crypto Exchanges and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reports of Mining Sector Cleanup Put China’s Yunnan Province in the Spotlight

Reports of Crypto Mining Sector Cleanup Put China’s Yunnan Province in the SpotlightAuthorities in Yunnan are launching an investigation to identify and shut down miners that are illegally using electrical power to mint bitcoin, Chinese media reports. Inspections will also focus on potential safety hazards and will be carried out by various government departments. The mining industry cleanup is expected to continue till the end of June. […]

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 […]