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Following BTC’s Price Drop, Bitcoin Miners Benefit From a 2.35% Difficulty Reduction

Following BTC’s Price Drop, Bitcoin Miners Benefit From a 2.35% Difficulty Reduction

During the past week, Bitcoin’s hashrate has dropped a few percentages after reaching 288 exahash per second (EH/s) on June 8, 2022. Bitcoin miners, however, got a break on Wednesday, June 22, as the mining difficulty dropped by 2.35% making it easier for miners to find blocks. The 2.35% drop brings the difficulty down to […]

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Tracker Shows Close to 3,000 Crypto ATMs Were Installed in 2022’s First Quarter

Tracker Shows Close to 3,000 Crypto ATMs Were Installed in 2022’s First Quarter

During the last 12 months, there’s been an exponential number of cryptocurrency automated teller machines (ATMs) installed as data shows that 20,000 crypto ATMs were installed last year. This year machines are still being installed in great numbers and since December 30, there have been 2,759 machines added to the list of 36,659 crypto ATMs […]

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Electricity Consumption Spikes in Irkutsk as More Russians Start Mining Cryptocurrency

Electricity Consumption Spikes in Irkutsk as More Russians Start Mining Cryptocurrency

Electricity suppliers in the Russian region of Irkutsk have registered a surge in power consumption in residential areas which they are blaming on cryptocurrency mining. Planes with mining equipment from restricted China continue to land in the region, and cases of hardware theft have also increased significantly. Irkutsk Dealing With Rising Electricity Needs Amid Growing […]

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Over 20,000 Bitcoin ATMs Installed in a Year

Over 20,000 Bitcoin ATMs Installed in a Year

The number of cryptocurrency ATMs around the world has grown exponentially in 2021, with over 20,000 new installations made since last December. That’s more than the total of all crypto teller machines put into operation in the previous seven years. Close to 34,000 Crypto ATMs Available Globally ATM locations offering users options to buy and […]

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Finance Committee Approves Legislation Delaying Crypto Tax in South Korea

Finance Committee Approves Legislation Delaying Crypto Tax in South Korea

Changes meant to postpone the introduction of a tax on virtual assets such as cryptocurrencies in South Korea have been approved by an important parliamentary committee. The draft legislation seeks to delay Seoul’s plan to impose a 20-percent levy on gains from crypto transactions. Ahead of Election, Major Parties Support Tax Break for Crypto Investors […]

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Kyrgyzstan Raises Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners

Kyrgyzstan Raises Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners

The government of Kyrgyzstan has recently revised its electricity tariffs for various groups of consumers. Authorities in Bishkek have raised the rates at which crypto mining businesses buy power citing the energy-intensive nature of the coin minting process. Crypto Miners in Kyrgyzstan to Pay More for Electricity Companies operating crypto mining facilities in Kyrgyzstan will […]

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Bitcoin Network’s Mining Difficulty Expected to See Largest Increase in Over 2 Months

Bitcoin Network’s Mining Difficulty Expected to See Largest Increase in Over 2 Months

Bitcoin’s hashrate has been steadily climbing after dropping to 69 exahash per second (EH/s) on June 28, as it reached a high of 117 EH/s on Tuesday morning (EDT). The rise in hashpower will likely lead to the highest difficulty expansion in 89 days as estimates currently show a 7.39% increase is due in two […]

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Crypto Miners Using Household Electricity Face Fines as Consumption Spikes in Iran

Crypto Miners Using Household Electricity Face Fines as Consumption Spikes in Iran

Those who mine cryptocurrencies with power intended for domestic use will pay hefty fines, the Iranian government warned. The country is experiencing shortages due to reduced hydropower generation as authorities register a surge in electricity consumption for cryptocurrency mining. Crypto Miners to Pay for Damages to the Power Grid Hydropower plants in Iran have been […]

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