Browsing the "Bitcoin Mining" Tag

With 18 Million Bitcoins Mined, How Hard Is That 21 Million Limit?

| Christine Kim

The 18 millionth bitcoin is about to be mined. Though the remaining 3 million will take 120 years to mint, some question the certainty of the…

Peter Thiel Backs $200 Million Valuation for Renewable Bitcoin Mining in the US

| Brady Dale

A vertically integrated startup has raised $30 million to bring bitcoin mining back to the U.S.

Next Bitcoin Halving Could Squeeze out Retail Miners, But Jury’s Split on Price

| Anna Baydakova

Bitcoin halvings normally result in price increases. Maybe not this time.

Russian Nuclear Scientist Gets $7,000 Fine for Mining Bitcoin at Work

| William Foxley

The engineer at a top-secret nuclear lab, along with two colleagues, had accessed the plant's supercomputer to mine bitcoin.

Iranian Bitcoiners Risk Fines, Jail Time as Government Regulates Mining

| Leigh Cuen

As mining regulations loom, Iranian bitcoiners are stuck in compliance purgatory – facing fines and even jail.

WATCH: Inside a Siberian Crypto Mining Complex

| Anna Baydakova

CoinDesk On Location goes deep inside a Siberian crypto mining factory situated near a remote hydroelectric plant.

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Iranian Government Proposes Annual License for Bitcoin and Crypto Miners

| Leigh Cuen

Government documents reveal a draft proposal for new cryptocurrency mining regulations in Iran.

Bitcoin Mining Power Hits New High as Half a Million New ASICs Go Online

| Wolfie Zhao

The computing power dedicated to mining bitcoin has hit another new high, suggesting as many as 600,000 machines have come online since June.

Bitcoin Miners Halt Operations as Rainstorm Triggers Mudslides in China

| Wolfie Zhao

A severe rainstorm in China's southwest has led to fatal mudslides, causing some local hydropower plants and bitcoin miners to halt operations.

Congressional Research Service Finds Potential Blockchain Uses for Energy Sector

| Daniel Kuhn

Congressional researchers detailed the current state of energy consumption related to cryptocurrency mining and potential regulations for the…