CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Just Saw its Second-Largest Drop in History

The crypto market’s prolonged decline has finally begun to manifest in the bitcoin mining industry, which had at times seemed impervious to falling prices but is now experiencing a moderate exodus. Bitcoin Hash Rate Begins Rare Decline At a basic level, miners produce Bitcoin blocks by competing to solve complex mathematical problems. When the hash …

Intel Gains Patent for Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining Design

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Intel has been awarded patent #10,142,098 , which pertains to a system they’ve designed which improves the energy efficiency of Bitcoin miners. While it takes a hardware engineer to fully understand …

Norway Removes Tax Breaks for Bitcoin Mining, A ‘Disaster’ Says Bitcoin Company

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Norway, a country known for its green crypto mining outfits, has decided to roll back a tax structure which previously allowed cryptocurrency miners to be taxed on power consumption at the same rate as other industries which use a lot of energy, according to a local news outlet. A parliamentary representative named …

Israeli Crypto Mining Firm Files for IPO in Canada

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Israeli cryptocurrency mining company Bitfarms wants to become a public company in Canada. According to its press release, the mining company revealed that it had filed a preliminary prospectus with the Ontario Securities Commission, as it commences with the regulatory process for offering public shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Bitfarms, the …

Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Shuffles Board Ahead of IPO: Report

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Bitmain, the world’s largest bitcoin mining firm, has reportedly undergone a major board reshuffle ahead of its initial public offering (IPO), which should set a record for the nascent cryptocurrency industry. Bitmain Sees Major Board Shakeup — CEO Jihan Wu Loses Voting Rights Citing company information registered with the local government, Chinese …

Texas Hits Cryptocurrency Mining Firms with Cease and Desist for Fraud

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Texas executed regulatory action recently against two cryptocurrency mining companies. The Securities Commissioner for Texas sent EXY Crypto (also known as Execrypto) and AWS Mining PTY LTD. cease and desist letters based on fraudulent activities. EXY Crypto Texas order number ENF-18-CDO-1771 against EXY Crypto specifically names Morgan Nolan, Rafael Logan, and Melissa Spring as …

Norwegian Bitcoin Mining Firm Hit with Bomb Threat Risks Govt. Shutdown

Barely a week after receiving bomb threats, Kryptovault now has to contend with another threat — forced closure by local authorities. According to the Norwegian edition of The Local, one of the bitcoin mining facilities that Kryptovault runs in Norway is at risk of being shut down by the local municipality following noise pollution complaints …

Alarm Over Bitcoin Mining is a Red Herring: Energy Researcher

The amount of electricity consumed by bitcoin mining is not the global environmental crisis it is often portrayed to be. This is the professional assessment of Dr. Katrina Kelly-Pitou,  a research associate in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. ‘New Technologies Are Energy Intensive’ Writing in an article penned for non-profit academic media …

China Prepares to Limit Bitcoin Miners’ Power Usage: Report

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has reportedly claimed it can pressure local governments in the country to regulate bitcoin miners’ power usage. Reuters is reporting that China’s central bank has told members of the Leading Group of Beijing Internet Financial Risks …