Category Archives: Mining

The use of blockchain tech should be more environmentally friendly

It is no longer news that the United States has restated its commitment toward lowering carbon emissions and taking an active part in the quest to normalize environmentally friendly measures on the global scene. This drastic shift in policymaking will spur the introduction and establishment of more stringent approaches to climate change. Undoubtedly, the reentering of the United States in the climate change conversation is indicative of the seriousness of this crisis and the drastic decisions countries would likely make to meet the environmental goals set in Paris, known as the Paris Agreement. Continue reading The use of blockchain tech should be more environmentally friendly

Bitcoin’s Difficulty Falls As Miners Capitulate

On Monday, bitcoin’s mining difficulty adjusted itself down by 7%, making it easier for miners to solve algorithms, and thus mine blocks. As to why this occurred, it appears to be in conjunction with bitcoin’s recent price drop. Mining difficulty is set to reconfigure itself every 2016 blocks, or roughly every two weeks. Difficulty modulates based on how long it took for miners to discover the previous 2016 blocks. If it takes longer than two weeks, the difficulty is tuned down, and vice versa. Continue reading Bitcoin’s Difficulty Falls As Miners Capitulate

Chinese Bitcoin Mining Giant Files For $200 Million US IPO

The Chinese maker of Bitcoin mining hardware Canaan Creative is allegedly seeking to go public in the U.S. Per a report which appeared on a Chinese social media platform, Canaan has already filed the application documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The cryptocurrency mining rigs maker is seeking to raise approximately $200 million from the IPO. Continue reading Chinese Bitcoin Mining Giant Files For $200 Million US IPO

China’s Illegal Crypto Mining Crackdown Could Ignite a Bitcoin Price Rally

Besides fat-fingered whales, the other species HODLers should learn to fear are large-scale Bitcoin miners whose electricity cost is zero. The reason? Their break-even point is low enough to depress the fair market value of the Bitcoin price, dashing the asset’s seven-figure ambitions. Continue reading China’s Illegal Crypto Mining Crackdown Could Ignite a Bitcoin Price Rally