Category: BTC Mining

Bitcoin Miners May Get Another Break This Week as Network’s Mining Difficulty Is Expected to Drop

Bitcoin miners may catch another break this week as the network’s mining difficulty is estimated to see a reduction tomorrow. Every two weeks Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment algorithm (DAA) changes, and during the last DAA change, the difficulty dipped by 4.33%. Currently,......

Mining Report Shows Bitcoin’s Electricity Consumption Decreased by 25% in Q1 2022

At the end of May last year, Tesla’s Elon Musk convinced bitcoin industry leaders to form a Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC) and in mid-July, the BMC launched its public services and website. On April 25, 2022, the organization published a report......

Fort Worth Is Mining Bitcoin in City Hall, Mayor Wants to Transform Region Into a Tech-Friendly City

On Tuesday, Fort Worth mayor Mattie Parker and Fort Worth revealed that the city is now the first U.S. city government in the country to mine bitcoin. According to the announcement, the city of Fort Worth has partnered with the Texas......

Gas-to-Bitcoin Mining Firm Crusoe Energy Systems Raises $505 Million

On Thursday, the bitcoin mining and flare gas mitigation firm Crusoe Energy Systems Inc. revealed it secured $505 million in new capital from strategic investors. According to the announcement, the Series C equity funding round was led by the climate technology......

Northern Data’s Bitcoin Mining Fleet Adds 21,000 ASIC Rigs, Firm Holds $168M in Crypto Assets

On April 4, the bitcoin mining operation Northern Data published its financial statements and noted that the company’s mining fleet had grown by approximately 21,000 machines by the end of March 2022. The newly added machines increased the company’s hashrate from......

Bitcoin Mining Report Shows Network’s Emissions Account for 0.08% of the World’s CO2

During the last year, Bitcoin — the cryptocurrency network that leverages proof-of-work (PoW) to process transactions and secure the protocol — has received a lot of criticism about its environmental impact. This week, the cryptocurrency firm Coinshares published a report that......

Jack Dorsey’s Payments Company Is ‘Officially Building an Open Bitcoin Mining System’

In mid-October 2021, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey revealed the payments firm Block Inc. (formally Square) was considering joining the bitcoin mining industry. Three months later, Dorsey tweeted that his firm was “officially building an open bitcoin mining system.” The Block’s Hardware......

Bitcoin Mining Firm Luxor Launches ASIC Trading Desk

On January 11, 2022, the Washington-based bitcoin mining operation Luxor announced the launch of a new application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) trading desk. According to the company, Luxor’s new trading desk will give miners and investors access to bitcoin ASIC mining rigs......

Bitcoin’s Hashpower Remains High, Up 163% in 5 Months, Foundry USA Commands Top Mining Pool

The hashpower behind the Bitcoin network has continued to stay above the 180 exahash per second (EH/s) zone after recently reaching a lifetime high. Five months ago the hashrate tapped a low at 69 EH/s and since then, the hashpower has......

Bitcoin Mining Company Griid Secures $525 Million Credit Facility From Blockchain.com

On Monday, the mining firm Griid Infrastructure announced the company has secured a $525 million credit facility from the crypto firm Blockchain.com. According to the announcement, the credit facility will be a four-year term in order to increase the company’s mining......