Tag: China

Hard drive prices surge as Chinese investors flock to Chia mining

Forget about the ASICs or GPUs: Chinese crypto miners are now aiming their speculative forces at hard drives. Multiple hardware news outlets have reported recently that the rise of investment by Chinese users into the Chia network mining has led to a price surge of hard drives, especially ones that are enterprise-grade with large storage […]

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Chia Miners Are Already Causing an SSD Shortage Crisis Even Though It’s Not Available for Trading

The hype ahead of the launch of the Chia Network is making waves, and it is already starting to affect non-cryptocurrency-related sectors all around the world, especially from southeast Asia. The project, which uses the storage space as a transaction validator, has grown by leaps and bounds and is already causing a shortage of high-performance […]

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Federal Reserve Bank President Says Bitcoin Is Clearly a Store of Value

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president says bitcoin is clearly “a store of value.” Emphasizing the differences between cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, and central bank digital currencies, he said the latter “won’t necessarily be a store of value.” Fed Bank Chief Calls Bitcoin a Store of Value The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

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China Calls Bitcoin and Stablecoins ‘Investment Alternatives’ for the First Time Since Crypto Crackdown

After the well-known crypto crackdown launched by the Chinese government four years ago, it seems there is now a change in the tone from the country’s central bank. At least that’s what has been suggested recently by the deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). Central Bank Clarifies Its Regulatory Framework on Cryptos […]

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Chia, Storage-Based Cryptocurrency, Has Driven a Shortage of Hard Drives

According to a report by Hong Kong Economic Policy Challenge (HKEPC), the prospect of a greener cryptocurrency is driving a shortage of hard drives in China. Aimed at offering a more energy-efficient way to farm at home. The emergence of greener crypto Chia, hailed as China’s direct competitor to Bitcoin, has led to a run […]

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China Studies Bitcoin as an Alternative Investment, Central Bank Deputy Governor Says

China is a country well-known for its support toward the ‘blockchain not bitcoin’ narrative. The country attempted to clamp down on cryptocurrencies more than once, but it appears that it’s now softening its stance, even taking a somewhat positive approach towards Bitcoin. Bitcoin as an Alternative Investment Tool Speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia […]

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Chinese Police Confiscated $3.8 Million in Crypto After Arresting EOS Gambling dApp Team

Chinese police officers have confiscated nearly $4 million in various cryptocurrencies after a raid against several developers that operated a decentralized gambling app built on the EOS blockchain. $3.8 Million in Crypto Seized After receiving tips of suspected illegal activity involving the developers of the dApp called Biggame, the Jiangsu police department opened an investigation. […]

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Bitcoin Hashrate Drops Over 45%, Xinjiang Grid Blackouts Blamed, BTC Price Slides 10%

Since April 15, the Bitcoin network hashrate has dropped more than 49% after touching an all-time high at 218 exahash per second. Regional reports noted that in China the Xinjiang grid is having blackouts and “safety inspections.” Reports Claim Blackouts in Xinjiang, China Have Pushed Bitcoin’s Hashrate Down 49% At the time of writing, the […]

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