Bitcoin Miner Recounts Struggle to Obtain Cheap Iranian Power

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Over the last six months, reports of Chinese miners crossing the border to obtain cheap electricity from regions like Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Iran have abounded. According to a recent interview, Chinese miners have found extremely affordable electric prices ($0.006 per kilowatt-hour) in the oil-rich nation of Iran. However, managing to get thousands of machines…

China’s Wenzhou Residents Bolster the Idea of a ‘Blockchain Village’

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According to regional reports from China, a village located within the Wenzhou, Zhejiang region called Yuedong has been gathering attention due to its receptiveness toward cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In consonance with social media posts on Weibo, roughly 60 percent of the residents in Yuedong know about cryptocurrencies and many of the villagers have invested…

Reviewing EOS’s Ongoing Development Since Its Mainnet Launch

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Since its launch, EOS has faced many challenges, including various security-related issues, several of which have resulted in EOS token holders losing large amounts of funds. EOS, a third-generation blockchain-based cryptocurrency platform designed to enable the “vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications,” has “at least 260 projects being built” on its network. That’s according…

A Crypto Project That Raised $20 Million Is Caught Faking Its Founding Team

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BHB in China raised $20 million in 2018 touting a three-person team. The only problem? At least two were fake.

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

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Over the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop in Sichuan. During the wet season…

Number of Chinese Crypto Lawsuits Doubles in 2018

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According to China Judgements Online, a database of Chinese court documents, half of all lawsuits pertaining to cryptocurrencies were filed last year, highlighting an increase in fraudulent activity despite China’s regulatory crackdown. The database indicates that at least 202 cryptocurrency scams were promoted via more than 3,000 different platforms. Also Read: Indian Central Bank’s Report Shows…

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange to Relaunch as Part of Huobi After Buyout

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A regulated Japanese cryptocurrency exchange is shutting down to relaunch as part of the Huobi family. The new exchange will support six cryptocurrencies and 11 trading pairs. Existing Bittrade customers need to open new accounts, complete KYC verification, and transfer their assets to the new platform. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls…

Grant Thornton Attests USDC Is Backed by Fiat, Huobi Sets Up Communist Party Branch

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In exchange news, we look at a major accounting firm’s attestation that all USDC tokens issued by Circle are fully backed by fiat dollars. We also focus on a Huobi Group subsidiary that has set up a Chinese Communist Party branch, as well as Bakkt, which has listed the reasons behind its move into bitcoin.…

Crypto Hangover Hits Nvidia as Chip Sales Plunge With Bitcoin Prices

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After a stellar rise in business over the last year due to the cryptocurrency boom, chipmaker Nvidia’s optimistic figures for graphics card demand in 2018 has drastically fallen short of expectations, with share prices falling by 17 percent on the back of millions of unsold chips. Falling Crypto Frenzy Takes Down Chipmakers As reported by…

China’s Central Bank Calls for More Government Oversight on Blockchain

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China’s central bank the People’s Bank of China (PBC) encouraged the government to increase supervision of blockchain-related ventures in a working paper released on Tuesday, warning that “bubbles were apparent,” according to Reuters. “China to Strengthen Supervision on Blockchain-Related Financing, Investment” by REUTERS via NYT https://t.co/A9MGNo1Z9d #crypto #blockchain — ACO (@altcoinore) November 6, 2018 ‘Cannot…