Jul 14, 2019 at 14:48
Chinese Police Have Confiscated Illegal Mining Devices
Police detectives in the Chinese City of Zhenjiang recently confiscated about 4,000 bitcoin mining computers. According to the police, the miners illegally connected their mining machine to the Electricity grid. Further report indicates that electricity worth more than $3m was illegally used for mining.
Jun 16, 2019 at 10:47
Bitcoin Mining Consumes 1% of Global Energy, Report Reveals
The US Senate committee on Energy and Natural Resources issued a document stating that mining consumes about 1% of global energy. On public blockchains, mining embroils the computation of a massive amount of mathematical calculations known as hashes. On a normal day, Bitcoin miners collectively compute over 50 billion gigahashes per second.
Apr 10, 2019 at 17:16
China Bans Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Mining
The People’s Republic of China, the world’s largest market for computer hardware created to mine Bitcoin (BTC), has totally banned crypto mining in the country in order to stop the growing pressure on government from the cryptocurrency industry. No time limit for the ban has been set.
Solar Energy to Reduce Mining Cost and Impact on Environment
There have been many debates around bitcoin’s energy consumption rates and its negative influence on the environment. Sustainable systems such as solar energy can solve the problem by introducing ecologically clean energy for mining. Besides, it is much cheaper than traditional sources.
Blockchain Solutions for Energy to Save Italy from Blackouts
The XIX Annual Workshop organized by Agici and Accenture has revealed that in 2030 Italy risks to experience prolonged blackouts due to the increased demand in renewable sources of energy. The electrification process may bring suffering to the Italian energy system, consuming up to 1700 hours a year. The use of blockchain and digital technologies seems to save the situation if applied in time.
Franklin PUD Suspends Electricity Supply to Bitcoin Miners
On July 29 last month, the Franklin Public Utility District (PUD), local Hydro Electricity Power (H.E.P) providers in the landly areas of Franklin County, Washington, U.S, proclaimed that they will temporarily halt the supply of power to Bitcoin miners within the city until formal communication is made. This has been done to assess the effect of Bitcoin mining activities on the power system.