Category: BTC.com

Chinese Lottery Firm Rebrands, Purchases Bitcoin Mining Rig Manufacturer for $100 Million

Following the acquisition of the Chinese mining pool Btc.com, the China-based lottery company 500.com revealed the purchase of a bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Bee Computing. The Shenzhen firm purchased the semiconductor and mining device manufacturer for roughly $100 million in a share exchange agreement. 500.com Changes Name to Bit Mining Limited and Acquires Bee Computing […]

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Chinese state-owned capital is now indirectly backing a major bitcoin mining business

Quick Take 500.com’s recently acquired major bitcoin mining pool BTC.com. The firm’s pivot to mining appears to have started as early as March 2019, as it struggled to cope with China’s 2015 crackdown on online lotteries. The new mining business is also indirectly backed by a Chinese state-owned enterprise. This feature story is available to […]

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BTC Transaction Stuck? Bitcoin Cash-Powered Accelerators Can Speed Up Transfers

At the time of publication, there’s more than 69,000 transactions waiting in line to get confirmed by a bitcoin miner. Since bitcoin’s price rise, at certain times, transaction fees have climbed to $10 to $20 per transfer, and people who pay less than the median fee may have to wait a while. However, people might […]

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Publicly-Listed Chinese Lottery Firm Acquires Bitcoin Mining Pool Btc.com

A U.S. publicly-listed Chinese sports lottery firm is extending its arms into the crypto industry by announcing another related maneuver. 500.com Ltd announced it has acquired Btc.com, the well known bitcoin mining pool. Jihan Wu Is the ‘ Biggest Beneficial Owner’ of the Mining Pool Per the announcement, the online lottery service provider bought the […]

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Breaking: 500.com Acquires Third-Largest Mining Pool BTC.com From Bitmain

500.com, a former Chinese lottery website that turned into a mining business announced the acquisition of BTC.com’s mining pool from Bitmain in a share exchange offer. The offer saw Bitmain acquire 10% of 500.com’s current 44,353,435 Class A ordinary shares of par value US$0.00005 per share. BTC.com was ranked third in terms of hash rate input […]

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Bitcoin mining pool BTC.com is getting acquired by Chinese sports-lottery company 500.com

Bitcoin mining pool BTC.com, operated by Jihan Wu’s BitDeer Technologies, is getting acquired by Chinese sports-lottery company 500.com. NYSE-listed 500.com announced the news on Tuesday, saying that it has entered into a share exchange agreement with Blockchain Alliance Technologies, the parent company of BitDeer, for the deal. As part of the deal, which is subject […]

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Breaking: 500.com Acquires Third-Largest Mining Pool BTC.com From Bitmain

500.com, a former Chinese lottery website that turned into a mining business announced the acquisition of BTC.com’s mining pool from Bitmain in a share exchange offer. The offer saw Bitmain acquire 10% of 500.com’s current 44,353,435 Class A ordinary shares of par value US$0.00005 per share. BTC.com was ranked third in terms of hash rate input […]

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While BTC’s Hashrate Remains High, It’s More Difficult Than Ever Before to Mine Bitcoin

While BTC’s Hashrate Remains High, It’s More Difficult Than Ever Before to Mine Bitcoin

At the end of January 2021, Bitcoin’s network mining difficulty, a measure of how complicated it is to mine a block reward, is higher than it’s ever been during the crypto protocol’s lifetime. Currently, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is a whopping 20.8 trillion but despite the handicap, bitcoin miners have continued to keep the network’s hashrate […]

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Despite Bitcoin’s Price Highs, Onchain Data Shows BTC Miners Are Not Spending More Than Usual

Despite Bitcoin’s Price Highs, Onchain Data Shows BTC Miners Are Not Spending More Than Usual

The cryptocurrency economy has been higher in value than ever before as bitcoin has touched an all-time price high at $24,298 per unit. Regardless of the all-time price highs, the world’s bitcoin miners are not spending more bitcoin than usual according to onchain statistics. Bitcoin miner outflow has been higher during the bull run but […]

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Bitcoin Network’s Mining Difficulty Sees Largest Epoch Drop Since 2011

Bitcoin Network’s Mining Difficulty Sees Largest Epoch Drop Since 2011

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty saw the second-largest drop in history on Tuesday, as the difficulty dropped to 16.78 trillion, losing a touch over 16% since last week’s all-time difficulty high. The last time bitcoin’s mining difficulty dropped so low was in October 2011, when it lost around 18%. Since the large difficulty drop took place, the […]

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