mining-week-2022

A forest of green trees: Can carbon credits on a blockchain help the environment?
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 forest of green trees: Can carbon credits on a blockchain help the environment?

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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.
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The Valstagna hydropower plant, located in the Veneto region of Italy, houses 300 ASIC miners set up by Alps Blockchain. (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
How Northern Italian Hydropower Producers Became Bitcoin Miners
In the pursuit of economic sustainability, northern Italian hydropower producers are turning to bitcoin mining.
The Valstagna hydropower plant, located in the Veneto region of Italy, houses 300 ASIC miners set up by Alps Blockchain. (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)

MintGreen heating whisky using bitcoin mining rigs (MintGreen)
7 Wild Bitcoin Mining Rigs
Here are some of the innovative and sometimes hilarious functions bitcoin miners have found for their rigs.
MintGreen heating whisky using bitcoin mining rigs (MintGreen)

Inverted photo of four bitcoin mining servers. Edits provided by photo editing app Photomosh.
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.
Inverted photo of four bitcoin mining servers. Edits provided by photo editing app Photomosh.

Inside HIVE's mining farm in Sweden (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
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 par...
Inside HIVE's mining farm in Sweden (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)

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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.
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Old mining company stock certificate
The Future of Mining Finance: Time to Get Creative
To finance mining rigs in a down market, firms will have to look beyond stock issuance. They may have to borrow against their machines or mined crypto or put themselves up for...
Old mining company stock certificate

a map showing bitcoin mining hashrate distribution around the globe. 45% is in North America, 18% in Kazakhstan, 11% in Russia and smaller amounts in other places.
The State of Bitcoin and Ethereum Mining in 10 Charts
It's been a rollercoaster year for Bitcoin and Ethereum mining: Here is what the data shows.
a map showing bitcoin mining hashrate distribution around the globe. 45% is in North America, 18% in Kazakhstan, 11% in Russia and smaller amounts in other places.

A pickaxe inside a briefcase, symbolizing the entry of traditional businesses into cryptocurrency mining.
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 form...
A pickaxe inside a briefcase, symbolizing the entry of traditional businesses into cryptocurrency mining.