Bitcoin Miners Are Investing Again, Expecting a Cheap Power Boom Soon

Bitcoin miners in China are buying used equipment and making deals with mining farms and hydroelectric plants, betting abundant water this summer will make their businesses profitable again. That’s because during this season a significant amount of excess electricity is expected to be generated by hundreds of hydropower stations, especially in China’s mountainous southwestern provinces […]

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Bitmain Announces New, More Efficient 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

Bitmain Technologies has announced a new 7-nanometer bitcoin mining processor that it says offers new levels of energy efficiency. The new ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit), called the BM1397, is said to provide improvements in performance, chip size and energy efficiency for mining proof-of-work cryptocurrencies based on the SHA256 algorithm, such as bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin […]

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Crypto Analyst: Shutdown Of Bitmain’s Mining Operations Isn’t A “Big Deal”

While Bitmain has made forays into artificial intelligence and other budding markets, at heart, Bitmain is a Bitcoin– and crypto-centric mining startup. So, it should come as no surprise that industry participants were shell-shocked when hearsay arose that Bitmain was poised to shutter a number of its mining-related ventures. However, one crypto analyst has claimed […]

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