Bitmain Launches Low-Cost Special Edition Antminer S9

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On Monday, June 17, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies announced the launch of a low-cost miner called the Antminer S9 version SE. The new 16 terahash per second (16TH/s) S9 SE is $350 per unit and the launch celebrates the company’s most popular product, the original S9. Also read: Report Insists ‘Bitcoin Was…

Study: Publicly Listed Chinese Firms Quietly Participate in Bitcoin Mining

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According to regional reports, a few publicly listed Chinese companies have been secretly mining bitcoin by pretending to provide cloud or web hosting services. Moreover, recent studies have revealed a growing trend of mystery miners processing the BCH and BTC networks at the same time as these firms have been running undercover mining operations in…

Crypto Spring Brings Strong Profits to Next-Generation and Older Mining Rigs

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Over the last few weeks, cryptocurrency markets have been on a tear accumulating considerable gains following the notorious ‘crypto winter.’ Since the recent price hike this spring, mining digital assets with next-generation miners has allowed participants to secure significant gains and even older mining devices are turning a profit. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully…

Comparing Ethereum and NEO blockchains by the numbers

Comparing Ethereum and NEO blockchains by the numbers

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With several large projects racing to overtake Ethereum as the leading smart contract blockchain NEO frequently pops up as a front runner. While many call the project the “Chinese Ethereum,” recent data shows that the ambitious project still has a long way to go before it can challenge the incumbent. The Future of NEO Once…

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…