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Big Time for Small Miners

Bitcoin mining is making a comeback and the unique abilities of small scale miners.

Bitcoin mining is making a comeback and the unique abilities of small scale miners.

Crypto Carbon: Can Blockchain Networks Fix Carbon Offsets?

A budding movement within the crypto industry says it can keep carbon out of the atmosphere by locking it on a blockchain. Can it succeed?

A budding movement within the crypto industry says it can keep carbon out of the atmosphere by locking it on a blockchain. Can it succeed?

Greener Bitcoin Mining Could Be China’s ‘Trillion-Dollar Present’ to the US

Can change come fast enough for an ESG-embattled mining industry?

Can change come fast enough for an ESG-embattled mining industry?

Is Miner Concentration Once Again Jeopardizing Bitcoin? Not Exactly

The high percentage of hashrate now located in North America may look like China 2.0, but the reality is more complicated.

The high percentage of hashrate now located in North America may look like China 2.0, but the reality is more complicated.

Can Crypto Miners Make the World Greener?

As it decarbonizes, the mining industry might help push energy producers to build more renewable power sources.

As it decarbonizes, the mining industry might help push energy producers to build more renewable power sources.

How Northern Italian Hydropower Producers Became Bitcoin Miners

In the pursuit of economic sustainability, northern Italian hydropower producers are turning to bitcoin mining.

In the pursuit of economic sustainability, northern Italian hydropower producers are turning to bitcoin mining.

7 Wild Bitcoin Mining Rigs

Here are some of the innovative and sometimes hilarious functions bitcoin miners have found for their rigs.

Here are some of the innovative and sometimes hilarious functions bitcoin miners have found for their rigs.

Why Crypto Mining Actually Matters

Ideological arguments over proof-of-work and proof-of-stake miss the larger point: Mining means the production of objective truth, says futurist Dan Jeffries. This post is part of CoinDesk's Mining Week.

Ideological arguments over proof-of-work and proof-of-stake miss the larger point: Mining means the production of objective truth, says futurist Dan Jeffries. This post is part of CoinDesk's Mining Week.

Don’t Blame NFT Artists for Mining’s Environmental Cost, Says Researcher Kyle McDonald

Responsibility for Ethereum’s climate impact lies with institutions, not individuals, argues the emissions dashboard creator.

Responsibility for Ethereum’s climate impact lies with institutions, not individuals, argues the emissions dashboard creator.

Greener Bitcoin Mining Could Be China’s ‘Trillion-Dollar Present’ to the US

Can change come fast enough for an ESG-embattled mining industry?

Can change come fast enough for an ESG-embattled mining industry?

Why Do Old-Line Businesses Enter Crypto Mining? Simple: Fat Profits

Even though mining margins have shrunk since crypto prices corrected, for now they’re big enough to keep luring entrants from sectors like prepackaged food and anti-aging formulas.

Even though mining margins have shrunk since crypto prices corrected, for now they’re big enough to keep luring entrants from sectors like prepackaged food and anti-aging formulas.

Introducing CoinDesk’s Mining Week

Our reporters visited crypto mining farms around the world, interviewed key players and crunched network data to shed light on a little-understood industry.

Our reporters visited crypto mining farms around the world, interviewed key players and crunched network data to shed light on a little-understood industry.

What Is Cryptojacking? How to Protect Yourself Against Crypto Mining Malware

While most crypto hacks involve stealing private keys belonging to a crypto wallet and emptying it, cryptojacking involves infecting a device with malware to gain control over it. Here’s how you can protect yourself.

While most crypto hacks involve stealing private keys belonging to a crypto wallet and emptying it, cryptojacking involves infecting a device with malware to gain control over it. Here’s how you can protect yourself.

Crypto Mining, the Energy Crisis and the End of ESG

How a European war made an argument about mining moot. This op-ed is part of Mining Week.

How a European war made an argument about mining moot. This op-ed is part of Mining Week.

Will Belarus Lure Crypto Miners Amid Sanctions, Russia-Ukraine War?

Despite favorable business conditions, a country’s political environment can deter international capital. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Mining Week

Despite favorable business conditions, a country’s political environment can deter international capital. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Mining Week

What Does a Crypto Mining Farm Look Like? Striking Photos From Siberia to Spain

CoinDesk reporters traveled across Europe, Asia and North America to capture the diversity of cryptocurrency mining facilities. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Mining Week.

CoinDesk reporters traveled across Europe, Asia and North America to capture the diversity of cryptocurrency mining facilities. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Mining Week.

Why Some Bitcoin Devs Say Lasers Can Cut Mining’s Energy Costs

“Optical proof-of-work” would improve geographic distribution of hashrate and quell fears of climate-related pushback, proponents argue.

“Optical proof-of-work” would improve geographic distribution of hashrate and quell fears of climate-related pushback, proponents argue.

Why the Bitcoin Mining Debate Is So Dysfunctional

Specialization is necessary, but bitcoiners and miners need to learn to listen to each other, says Will Foxley, director of content at Compass Mining.

Specialization is necessary, but bitcoiners and miners need to learn to listen to each other, says Will Foxley, director of content at Compass Mining.

What’s at Stake as Josh Jarrett Sues the IRS

The Proof of Stake Alliance advocates for staking rewards to be treated as property, not income.

The Proof of Stake Alliance advocates for staking rewards to be treated as property, not income.

Exponential Software Requires Exponential Hardware

Web 3 will require the creation of a new structure of hardware, custom-built for the rapidly growing needs of the software.

Web 3 will require the creation of a new structure of hardware, custom-built for the rapidly growing needs of the software.

The Rise of Illegal Crypto Mining Hijackers – And Big Tech’s Response

Cloud vendors are fighting back against cryptojacking, but the hijackers are getting more sophisticated.

Cloud vendors are fighting back against cryptojacking, but the hijackers are getting more sophisticated.

Bitcoin Mining and ESG: A Match Made in Heaven

As clean energy gradually gets cheaper, mining operations will help subsidize green projects, writes the CEO of mining firm CleanSpark. This op-ed is part of CoinDesk’s Mining Week.

As clean energy gradually gets cheaper, mining operations will help subsidize green projects, writes the CEO of mining firm CleanSpark. This op-ed is part of CoinDesk’s Mining Week.

Quantum Computers vs. Crypto Mining: Separating Facts From Fiction

It has long been a concern that quantum computers could one day undermine Bitcoin and other crypto mining networks, but how realistic is that threat?

It has long been a concern that quantum computers could one day undermine Bitcoin and other crypto mining networks, but how realistic is that threat?

Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Unlikely Rise of Home Bitcoin Mining

Even with the surge in popularity, home bitcoin mining only accounts for a small slice of the industry’s overall pie.

Even with the surge in popularity, home bitcoin mining only accounts for a small slice of the industry’s overall pie.

After Short-Lived Ban, City in Upstate NY Is Still Reckoning With Crypto Miners

Cities across the U.S. are grappling with what it means to have cryptocurrency mining operations in their communities. Plattsburgh offers a sobering case study. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Mining Week.

Cities across the U.S. are grappling with what it means to have cryptocurrency mining operations in their communities. Plattsburgh offers a sobering case study. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Mining Week.