Employee Fined For Mining BTC on Nuclear Research Center Supercomputer

An employee at a nuclear research center in the closed town of Sarov in Russia was fined for illegally mining Bitcoin (BTC).

Convicted to pay $7,000 fine

According to a Sept. 27 article by Russian news outlet Meduza, a man was fined 450,000 rubles ($7,000) for trying to mine Bitcoin by using a petaflop-capable supercomputer at his workplace,

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Chinese Authorities Plan Crackdown on Crypto Mining in Inner Mongolia

Regulators in the Chinese autonomous province of Inner Mongolia have issued a notice demanding a clean-up of the province’s crypto mining enterprises.

Terms of notice

As local crypto outlet ChainNews reported on Sept. 14, five departments within Inner Mongolia have determined the need to rectify the mining industry within the province.

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Alleged Capital One Hacker Accused of Secretly Mining Cryptocurrency

The individual accused of perpetrating a massive-scale hack of credit card issuer Capital One also allegedly hacked cloud customers’ servers to mine cryptocurrency for herself. 

Court filings published on Aug. 28 reveal that Paige A. Thompson has been indicted on charges of both perpetrating the Capital One breach and of hacking into the servers of her employer’s cloud services customers for the purposes of cryptojacking.

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Chinese Mining Giant Becomes ‘First’ To File US IPO: Unconfirmed Report

Chinese Bitcoin mining giant Canaan Creative has allegedly filed a $200 million initial public offering (IPO) request with United States regulators. 

Report: Canaan ‘beats Bitmain’ to IPO filing

That was according to a report which appeared on local social media platform WeChat on July 31, which claimed the application was already sitting before the U.S.

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Iranian Gov’t Authorizes Cryptocurrency Mining As Industrial Activity

The Iranian government has authorized cryptocurrency mining as an industrial activity.

A report from IIDO-owned Mehr News Agency on July 29 revealed that the decision was taken this weekend, during a Sunday cabinet session chaired by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.

First step towards legalizing crypto?

Now that mining has been officially authorized,

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US Sanctions on Iran Crypto Mining — Inevitable or Impossible?

If there’s one thing the United States has had a history of, it’s imposing sanctions on its enemies. Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Russia and numerous other nations have been subject to restrictions and penalties over the years, with the U.S. harnessing its economic muscle in order to punish pretty much any country that doesn’t play by the international rulebook.

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Crypto Mining App Honeyminer Now Available on MacOS

New Jersey-based cryptocurrency mining startup Honeyminer has made its mining app available on the Apple Macintosh operating system, the firm announced in a blog post on May 9.

The Honeyminer app runs in the background, using the central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) of users’ computers for mining bitcoin (BTC).

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Spanish Mining Startup to Return $68 Million Raised During ICO

Spanish cryptocurrency mining startup CryptoSolarTech will return $68 million raised during its initial coin offering (ICO). A screenshot of an official letter sent to investors was posted on Twitter Wednesday, Feb. 20 by Spanish IT lawyer Sergio Carrasco.

CryptoSolarTech apparently aimed to build a crypto mining facility powered by solar energy in Southern Spain,

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Nvidia Decreases Q4 Revenue Estimates Citing Crypto Mining Decline, Conditions in China

Taiwan-based computer hardware producer Nvidia updated its financial estimates for Q4 for the fiscal year of 2019, according to a press release on Jan. 28.

The company is reflecting weaker forecasted sales in its gaming and data center platforms, which comes from excess mid-range channel inventory following the slump in cryptocurrency markets.

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The Key to Staying Profitable When Mining Revealed by Software Startup

A company has released the beta version of its cryptocurrency mining platform – the first iteration of “simple to setup, highly automated” software that is aimed to appeal to newbies and seasoned professionals alike.

Cudo Miner says its offering is a GUI miner, which in other words is a graphic frontend for its interface.

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Bitmain Faces $5 Mln Lawsuit for Allegedly Unauthorized Mining at Clients' Expense

Crypto mining giant Bitmain is facing a class action lawsuit of $5 million that alleges it mined cryptocurrency for its own benefit on its customers’ devices. The filings were published under docket listings for the North District Court of California, Nov. 19.

The lead plaintiff, Los Angeles County resident Gor Gevorkyan, has leveled his lawsuit against Bitmain’s U.S.- and China-based entities,

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Trend of Global Crypto Mining: Despite the US-China Trade War, Activity Surges as Samsung and GMO Enter

Throughout 2018, the cryptocurrency market experienced the fourth worst correction in its nine-year history, as Bitcoin lost more than 69 percent of the value from its all-time high of $19,500.

Despite the substantial decline in the price of Bitcoin (BTC), which heavily affects the earnings of miners, the hash power of the Bitcoin network has continuously increased throughout the past 10 months,

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Bitmain IPO: Trial by Fire for the Mining Equipment Giant

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Bitmain, the world market leader for mining equipment, on the eve of an epic IPO — which could become the largest in the entire history of the IT market — is experiencing an equally epic publicity and information attack.

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Chinese Energy Outfit to Support Spanish 300 MW Crypto Mining Farm

Chinese energy company Risen Energy has partnered with a Spanish cryptocurrency mining farm will to develop capacity of up to 300 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic power. The news was reported by a Chinese media outlet PV Tech Thursday, October 4.

Several months after CryptoSolarTech confirmed it was building two farms near the city of Malaga using energy-efficient technology,

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5 Amazing Sources of Clean Energy the Blockchain Mining Industry Can (and Should) Use


When it comes mining Bitcoin or any other digital currency, the goal is to keep operational and energy costs to a minimum to ensure maximum profitability.

Up until recently, that need for optimal energy costs has sent a good deal of  mining to China, where electricity is subsidized and cheap.

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Crypto Mining Giant Canaan Unveils First-Ever Bitcoin Mining Television


Canaan Creative has launched what it hopes will be the future of the blockchain and the first of a series of releases that will improve its position as it battles for increased market share in the bitcoin mining device market.

Dubbed the AvalonMiner Inside, the smart TV also doubles as a bitcoin mining device,

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Russia Reports 15% Increase in Number of Crypto Mining Companies

Economics

The Russian crypto sector is expanding. The number of businesses operating mining facilities has increased this year, more Russians own cryptocurrency. Data confirming these trends has been presented by the country’s crypto and blockchain association, which also warned that delayed embrace of digital financial technology costs Russia a trillion rubles each year.

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Blockstream Buys Mining Equipment From Chinese Manufacturer Innosilicon

Mining

Blockstream, one of the largest Bitcoin Core funding contributors, has evidently bought a lot of cryptocurrency mining equipment from the Chinese electronics hardware manufacturer Innosilicon. Does this mean that the company is setting up its own mining center?

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Blockstream Buys Mining Equipment

Blockstream Buys Mining Equipment From Chinese Manufacturer InnosiliconPublicly available international shipping data (a bill of lading) reveals that a large amount of Innosilicon mining rigs has been imported from China to the US by Blockstream,

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Crypto Mining Firm CEO Exit Scams with $35 Million in Investor Funds


The CEO of Sky Mining, a crypto mining company in Vietnam, has disappeared with investor funds totaling about $35 million, according to a local news outlet.

About 20 investors of Sky Mining reported the matter to the local police in the Phú Nhuận District after learning that “approximately 600 mining machines had been removed” by imposters who had claimed to be maintenance workers.

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Crypto Mining CEO Said to Disappear With $35 Million In Funds

The chief executive of a cryptocurrency mining startup has reportedly disappeared with $35 million in client investments, Newsweek reported Monday.

Le Minh Tam, head of Vietnam-based Sky Mining, has been missing since July 26, according to the report. The startup, which claimed it would rent crypto miners to investors for between $100 and $5,000,

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Vietnam: Crypto Mining Firm CEO Allegedly Flees With $35 Mln in Investor, Company Funds

The CEO of Vietnamese cryptocurrency mining firm Sky Mining has reportedly disappeared with investor and company funds worth an alleged $35 million, local media outlet VNExpress reported July 29.

According to VNExpress, Sky Mining CEO Le Minh Tam disappeared a week ago, appearing to organize a cleanout of company assets.

VNExpress notes that Sky Mining CEO Tam — although he has not been found in person —

apologized for “everything” to investors in a Facebook post on Wednesday,

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Mining Round-Up: Sky Mining CEO Flees with $35 Million, Texas Attracts Miners

Mining

In recent mining news, it has been alleged that the CEO of Vietnam-based Sky Mining has fled the country with $35 million USD in investor funds in his possession. Meanwhile, in the US, Tmgcore has acquired a 100-megawatt data center in Dallas, Texas, and local media have reported that Bitmain will open a mining facility in a former aluminium smelter in Rockdale,

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New Crypto Mining Malware Targeting Corporate Networks, Says Kaspersky

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new form of cryptojacking malware targeting corporations in multiple countries, the cybersecurity firm reported Thursday.

PowerGhost, a form of fileless malware – which uses a system’s native processes to hijack a computer – has reportedly been spreading on corporate networks in India, Brazil, Colombia and Turkey.

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HashFlare’s Exit and the Future of Cloud Mining

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Cloud mining — a service that enables individual users to lease hashing power from dedicated cryptocurrency mining operations — came forth as professionalization and cartelization of the mining business began to drive out smaller and insufficiently equipped players from the scene.

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Mining Round-Up: AMD GPU Sales Decline, Hut 8 Claims to be Largest Miner in Canada

Mining

In recent mining news, AMD has reported declining sales of mining hardware during the second quarter of 2018, Hut 8 has claimed to now comprise the largest bitcoin mining company in Canada by operating power following the construction of its second facility, and Chinese authorities have shut down what they have described as “illegal” mining operations taking place in the autonomous Xinjiang Uyghur region in the country’s north-west.

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