Miners Have Begun Using Asicboost on the Bitcoin Cash Network

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On Oct. 22, Bitmain released new firmware for the company’s Antminer mining rigs that enables the use of an optimization known as (overt) version-rolling Asicboost. Since then, Bitcoin Cash mining pools have been using the protocol and 63 Asicboost blocks were mined last week on the network. Also read: Developers Launch BDIP: A Bitcoin Cash Proposal…

Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners

Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners

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With Chinese media estimating that Sichuan’s mining sector comprises 70% of the computing power of both the bitcoin network and the total processing power situated within China’s borders, reflections following the devastating Sichuan floods’ have many insights into the realities of life of a crypto miner in Sichuan. Also Read: Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for…

Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

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The Canadian province of Quebec has reportedly decided to charge cryptocurrency miners up to roughly three times the current price after they flooded utility Hydro-Quebec with requests for mining operations. In addition, several crypto-related proposals have been submitted including one that requires crypto firms to bid for power. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the…