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EU Countries Must Be Ready to Block Crypto Mining, Commission Says
The European Union's executive arm also wants blockchains to show energy-efficiency labels and to end crypto tax breaks.
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Paraguay’s Electricity Authority Requests Higher Rates for Crypto Miners, Partial Veto of Mining Legislation
The legislature last month approved a bill regulating crypto mining and trading in the country.
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Need a Use Case for Decentralization? Start With Energy
Amid the bear market, the crypto/blockchain industry needs to demonstrate how it can be useful. The dysfunctional energy system is a good place to make a mark, says CoinDesk's chief content officer.
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Russian Crypto Miners Brace for Sanctions Fallout Amid Ukraine Conflict
The ruble’s fall has made mining more profitable in Russia for now, but parts and shipping costs are set to rise.
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Lake Baikal in Siberia's Irkutsk region. (Ekaterina Sazonova)
Electricity Consumption in Siberian Region Rises Fourfold Due to Crypto Mining
The Russian government is working on new crypto mining regulation.
Lake Baikal in Siberia's Irkutsk region. (Ekaterina Sazonova)

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Belarus Introduces Special Electricity Tariff for Miners
Crypto miners are now being classified in the same category as data centers.
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Russian Energy Minister Says Miners Should Pay More for Electricity
Using energy at retail rates for crypto miners is unacceptable, Nikolay Shulginov said.
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Bitcoin Mining Power Consumption Exceeds 2020: Report
Miners are on track to use 91 TWh this year.
Crypto mining machines. (Mark Agnor/Shutterstock)

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Bitcoiners' Approach to the Climate Change Fight Isn't Working – This Might
Crypto will cede the climate debate to others until it starts a new conversation.
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Iran Cracks Down on Crypto Miners Using Household Electricity: Report
The measure comes as Iran suffers a shortage of hydropower in unusually dry conditions.
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