Browsing the "Electricity" Tag

China Authorities Probe Alleged Illegal Bitcoin Mining Sites at Hydro Plants

| Wolfie Zhao

Authorities in Sichuan province are reportedly probing into local bitcoin mining farms that may have been constructed without official approval.

US Energy Department Eyes Blockchain to Prevent Power Plant Cyberattacks

| Yogita Khatri

A U.S. Department of Energy lab is exploring blockchain technology as a line of defense against cyberattacks on power plants.

Refrigerator, storage

Bosch and Wien Energie Demo Blockchain-Powered Refrigerator

| Daniel Palmer

Electronics giant Bosch and power supplier Wien Energie have revealed a blockchain fridge aimed to enable better control of electricity consumption.

Suspected Electricity Thief Arrested After Mining $3 Million in Bitcoin, Ether

| Yogita Khatri

A man in Taiwan has been arrested over claims he mined $3.25 million in cryptos using stolen electricity.

Researchers Build Blockchain Electricity Exchange They Say Cuts Waste

| Wolfie Zhao

A team from one of the top universities in China has developed a decentralized exchange, not for crypto assets, but for unused electricity.

Another US County Hits Pause on Crypto Mining Power Requests

| Wolfie Zhao

Franklin, Washington State, is the latest U.S. county to have suspended new utility applications from crypto mining farms over spiking power demands.

New Power Rates Approved for Crypto Miners in Upstate New York

| Muyao Shen

A municipal utility provider in New York got the green light from state regulators to create a new set of electricity rates for cryptocurrency miners.

Montana County Delays Decision on Bitcoin Mining Suspension

| Wolfie Zhao

A county in the U.S. state of Montana has postponed a decision on whether it should temporarily ban new bitcoin mining projects.

Walmart Patent Eyes Crypto Payments for Power Supply Precision

| Wolfie Zhao

Retail giant Walmart is exploring a way to let households manage their electricity bills with prepayments in cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin Miners Arrested for Alleged Power Theft

| Wolfie Zhao

Allegations of electricity theft have reportedly led to the arrest of bitcoin miners and equipment seizures in two Chinese cities.