Hong Kong-Based Bitcoin Mining Pool BTCC to Close Indefinitely

Hong-Kong based bitcoin exchange, BTCC has made known through a press release, plans to shut down its mining pool business BTCC Pool Limited after four years of operation in Hong-Kong. According to a statement from the firm published on November 6, 2018, the company says it would “shut down all mining servers on November 15

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Bitmain Releases Antminer S15: How it Stacks Up Against Competitors

Bitmain has released (and already sold out of) its Antminer S15 model traditional ASIC Bitcoin miner. At a price of $1,475 per unit and a per-customer limit of two, it is comparably one of the better bargains as mining hardware goes. It clocks up to 23 terahash per second, meaning that 3-4 units would be

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Bitcoin Mining Market Still Strong as Shown by Bitfury’s $1 Billion Valuation

This week, Bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer and blockchain software firm Bitfury secured a valuation of $1 billion from billionaire investor Mike Novogratz and Korelya Capital’s $80 million investment in the firm. The multi-million dollar funding round comes after the release of Bitfury Clarke, the firm’s new Bitcoin ASIC miner, designed to compete against Bitmain’s new equipment,

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Crypto Mining Giant BitFury Raises $80 Million in Private Placement

BitFury, a crypto mining company, has announced the closing of a private placement investment of $80 million, bringing the total funds raised by the firm to $170 million since its Series A round in 2014. The round, according to an official press release, was led by a Paris-based venture capital firm Korelya Capital. Mike Novogratz’s

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Bitfury Could Launch Europe’s First Major Crypto IPO, With Potential $3 Billion Valuation

Cryptocurrency mining firm Bitfury is considering an initial public offering in Amsterdam or London as early as 2019. The move would make Bitfury the first major crypto IPO listed in Europe. The Amsterdam-based blockchain startup could seek a valuation of $3 billion to $5 billion, sources told Bloomberg. The company is speaking with several investment banks

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Unveils ‘Next-Generation’ 7nm Chip

Bitmain, the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency company, isn’t ready to relinquish its position as the dominant manufacturer of bitcoin mining chips — at least not yet. The China-based firm on Friday announced that it had developed a new 7nm application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining chip for the SHA256 algorithm used by bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitfury Trims Cooling Demands by 95% with ‘Magic’ Liquid

With cryptocurrency markets struggling, Bitfury Group has immersed its mining equipment in a non-conducive liquid to reduce costs at its 40-megawatt mining plant in Tbilisi, Georgia, as it races to mine the remaining 21 million mineable bitcoins. The company’s investment in cooling technology signals the extent cryptocurrency miners are going to chill their energy-intensive computers,

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Australian Blockchain Firm Strikes $190 Million Crypto Mining Deal

Sydney-based IoT Group, an ASX-listed firm, has inked a deal with the Australian reseller of Bitfury’s bitcoin mining hardware to kickstart a mining operation if it can get a decommissioned coal plant up and running again. In an announcement and disclosure on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on Monday, the IoT Group revealed its subsidiary

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