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Category Archives: Mining

China’s Mining Dominance: Good Or Bad For Bitcoin?

Sep 14, 2016

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In Kongyu, Tibet, hydropower electricity is inexpensive, as are wages. And Chinese entrepreneurs are among the world’s most capable and least risk averse. This combination makes Kongyu in China’s western Sichuan province an ideal place for a bitcoin mining operation, as revealed by a Was...

BTC.com Launches New, Open Source Mining Pool

Aug 13, 2016

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BTC.com has launched a new, open source bitcoin mining pool. Out of the gate, the pool seems to have some advantages in the pool sector of the mining industry. They have iOS and Android apps ready from launch, but the highlight is the efficient system underneath the platform. Also Read:...

Bitmain AntMiner S9 First 16nm ASIC to Market Miner

Jul 16, 2016

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Bitmain has long led the industry not only in ASIC development but also in making sure they are available to more than just a few big customers. The other hallmark of Bitmain is they announce a new miner only when they are nearly ready to ship. No pre-ordering and long waits. The AntMiner...

we looked inside a secret chinese bitcoin mine

May 14, 2016

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In China, savvy entrepreneurs are making millions a year by mining bitcoin. Danny Vincent visited one of the world’s biggest facilities of its kind to film the activity and people within. On the edge of a tiny Chinese town is a strange building where you can get an insight into the future ...

China’s Miners Heat Up Debate at Scaling Bitcoin Hong Kong

Dec 6, 2015

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If the goal of the second Scaling Bitcoin conference was to highlight an “emerging consensus” on the challenges facing the bitcoin network, the day’s panels served mostly to highlight the sometimes extreme differences in opinion that remain between key stakeholders in the technology’s open-so...