Canada’s DMG Blockchain Puts 85 Megawatt Crypto Mining Facility Into Operation

Canadian blockchain and cryptocurrency company DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. has energized its new crypto mining facility, according to an announcement published Nov. 8. DMG states that the facility will start at 60 megawatts, and can expand its capacity up to 85 megawatts. DMG Blockchain Solutions initially revealed its plans to launch the station in July,…

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Québec Charging Cryptocurrency Miners Double for Electricity

The Canadian province of Québec has been given permission to charge cryptocurrency miners higher electricity rates than those charged to residential customers. Canada has never been one to shy away from their interest in cryptocurrencies. They are also using blockchain technology to streamline certain air travel procedures and have given the go-ahead for a blockchain exchange-traded fund (ETF)….

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New Power Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners in Upstate New York

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved new electricity rates for cryptocurrency miners in Upstate New York. Details of the New Rates In a press release issued by the New York PSC, high-density power consumers like cryptocurrency miners under the Massena Electric Department will pay new utility rates. The new rules approved by…

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New York State Approves a Bid to Provide Cheaper Electricity to Crypto Miners

Despite worries about cryptocurrency mining — from the impact that it can have on the environment to the potential impact it can have on the rates for other local electricity consumers — the state of New York has approved a bid to provide cheaper electricity to miners. State of Crypto Mining in New York Yesterday,…

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Bitcoin Network Energy Demand To Skyrocket By End Of Year

Bitcoin mining is potentially lucrative, but it’s also increasing the world’s energy consumption. This week, economist Alex de Vries published some eye-popping estimates. In a society concerned with energy conservation and the human toll on our environment, the energy consumption required to successfully mine bitcoin is a rising concern. On May 16, economist Alex de…

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Power Ledger Partners with Japanese Electric Company

Power Ledger partners with one of Japan’s largest electric utility companies to democratize the production of excess power from consumers. Power Ledger, an Australian blockchain startup that lets customers trade electricity freely, entered a partnership with Japan’s second-largest electric company. The Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO) has 164 power plants and employs over 30,000 employees….

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Bitcoin Miners Unaffected by Price Decline — Hashrates Spiked Exponentially

Despite the multitude of headlines declaring that bitcoin mining was becoming unprofitable over the last four months, the hashrate between both Bitcoin Core (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) networks has exploded. At the moment both SHA-256 proof-of-work (POW) powered protocols have been maintaining more than 35 exahash per second, becoming one of the most powerful…

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Plattsburgh Officials Want Bitcoin Miners to Vacate the Small Town

Last week officials from the small town of Plattsburgh New York filed a moratorium request against bitcoin mining operations that currently reside in the town and future mining endeavors. The proposal was issued by the Mayor’s office and cites concerned over electricity use and energy consumption. Also Read: From ‘Attack’ to ‘Optimization’ — Slush Pool Reveals…

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New Study Looks at the Cost to Mine BTC Across the Globe

Just recently the firm Crescent Electric Supply Company conducted a study that showed the cost of mining one single bitcoin in each state in the U.S. Since then the company’s subsidiary business Elite Fixtures took the research further by charting the cost to mine a single bitcoin in each country across the world. Also read:…

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