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Plattsburgh NY Officials Fed Up With Mining Noise Adopt Regulations

Leaders in the town of Plattsburgh, New York, have adopted a law requiring crypto mining operations to hold a special permit. In the meantime, a moratorium on new endeavors is still in effect. Debate over cryptocurrency mining operations and their impact has been a popular talking point among citizens in Plattsburgh New York. In March, […]

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Wasteful? Iceland Farmers Says Bitcoin Mining is ‘Too Good to Be True’

A relatively small cryptocurrency mining operation in Iceland has come up with a simple, yet effective solution cryptocurrency mining’s electricity issues. It uses excessive geothermal energy from farmers’ machines to power up the mining equipment in a win-win situation. Farmers to the Rescue A relatively small cryptocurrency mining operation run by Icelandic math teacher Krista Hennesdottir […]

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10 Days That Shook the World of Bitcoin

Featured When Bitcoin’s history is written, the following events will command a chapter apiece. Bitcoin is a creeping revolution that does not lend itself to listicles, and thus any such attempt is destined to fall short. What follows, therefore, is a potted history of a transformative technology whose greatest moments have yet to come. In […]

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White House Considers Ripple as a Foil to China’s Bitcoin Dominance

Ripple is certainly divisive, seeming to catalyze an equal number of naysayers as it maintains influential fans. According to Chief Market Strategist, Cory Johnson, those fans may also include the highest office in US government. Media Professional Johnson, who joined Ripple Labs in March this year, has an extensive background in journalism. He founded basketball […]

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David Vs. Goliath: Companies Like MicroBt Look To Challenge Bitmain’s Dominance

Bitmain is well-known across the cryptocurrency community for dominating the mining hardware market. Some think the Chinese giant might be losing its edge, and a growing number of competitors are emerging to challenge the company. A number of companies have tried to establish themselves as a force in the cryptocurrency mining world. The vast majority […]

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Banks and Money Mules Aid Terrorists in Conflict Zones to Launder Money

News Terror financing is taking on a new shape, but still retaining its old aides. Environmental crimes such as wildlife trafficking and illegal ivory sales have overtaken the drug trade as the major income source for terrorists around the world, accounting for more than a third of their revenue. However, it is not cryptocurrency that […]

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The Daily: Fake Volume, Tether Troubles, Bitcoin’s “Inevitable” Mass Adoption

The Daily Rumors, allegations, and assertions can all be found in today’s news roundup. Specifically, we have rumors of impending trouble with Tether, allegations of another Chinese exchange conjuring up fake volume, and assertions that Bitcoin and blockchain’s mass adoption is “inevitable”. We’ll reveal who made that bold claim, as well as substantiating the others, […]

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Proposed Crypto Mining Moratorium Rejected by County in Montana

Mining Montana’s second most populous county, Missoula County, has rejected the proposal for a moratorium on cryptocurrency operations. The proposal was first presented at a public hearing in June but was postponed for three months. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Proposed Crypto Moratorium Rejected Missoula County’s board of commissioners […]

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Bitcoin Cash Follows Ripple Price Pump On Back Of Bitmain IPO News

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) staged an unlikely comeback September 27, rising almost 25 percent after news mining giant Bitmain had finally filed for an initial public offering (IPO). BCH Hits Multiweek Highs Data from Coinmarketcap shows BCH 00 beating out competition from all of the top twenty cryptocurrency assets for the 24 hours to press time, […]

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Europol: Terrorists Still Use Banks, Fail To Abuse Cryptocurrencies

A new assessment by Europol this week reveals a growing schism between the use of cryptocurrencies by terrorists and other criminals. No European Terrorist Attacks Leveraged Crypto Funds In its Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), the organization highlights that while the use of Bitcoin in particular by cybercriminals is growing, terrorists still prefer conventional […]

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