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Vietnam Central Bank Agrees To Suspend Import Of Cryptocurrency Mining Machines
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Vietnam Central Bank Agrees To Suspend Import Of Cryptocurrency Mining Machines

The gear has come under scrutiny by the State Bank of Vietnam and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. According to Hanoi newspaper Việt Nam News, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country's central bank, has agreed with the Ministry of Industry and Tra...
Vietnam’s Central Bank Approves Call to Suspend Import of Cryptocurrency Miners
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Vietnam’s Central Bank Approves Call to Suspend Import of Cryptocurrency Miners

Vietnam is closing in on a sweeping move to – temporarily – ban the import of ASIC cryptocurrency mining equipment after the central bank approved the proposed plan. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country’s central bank, is in agreement with a governm...
Quebec Approves Energy Rate Hikes for Bitcoin Mining Firms
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Quebec Approves Energy Rate Hikes for Bitcoin Mining Firms

Bitcoin mining firms looking to set up shop in Quebec will now have to pay more for electricity. This is after the energy regulator of the Canadian province, Régie de l’énergie, gave the region’s utility firm, Hydro-Quebec, the go-ahead to impose a deterren...
Flooding in Sichuan Province Reveals Hidden World of China’s Small-Time Bitcoin Miners
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Flooding in Sichuan Province Reveals Hidden World of China’s Small-Time Bitcoin Miners

A special report on the recent floods across China’s Sichuan province has uncovered an extraordinary story of resilience, discomfort, tragedy, and rapidly changing economic circumstances experienced by the people who make up the world’s largest concentration o...
Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Monero for Charity
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Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Monero for Charity

Popular social petition platform Change.org is asking its supporters to install a screensaver that will mine monero on behalf of the for-profit organization’s charitable foundation. Change.org Asks Supporters to Mine Monero for Charity Dubbed “The Mining S...
Op Ed: Addressing the Threat of Cryptomining Malware
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Op Ed: Addressing the Threat of Cryptomining Malware

One major class of attacks to hit the hacking landscape recently is cryptomining. While cryptomining on its own supports a good cause when being done consciously, it also allows nefarious actors to make a lot of money fast, and, with the sheer number of crypto...
Russian Intelligence Officers Mined Bitcoin to Fund Attacks Against U.S. Democracy
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Russian Intelligence Officers Mined Bitcoin to Fund Attacks Against U.S. Democracy

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The indictment alleges these officers used Bitcoin to fund their hacking operations. RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE ...
New Power Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners in Upstate New York
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New Power Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners in Upstate New York

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved new electricity rates for cryptocurrency miners in Upstate New York. DETAILS OF THE NEW RATES In a press release issued by the New York PSC, high-density power consumers like cryptocurrency mi...
League of Legends Garena Client Infected With a Cryptocurrency Miner
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League of Legends Garena Client Infected With a Cryptocurrency Miner

League of Legends players in the Philippines are in a state after it was discovered that a malicious script used to mine cryptocurrencies by hijacking users’ computing power was discovered in the game’s Garena client. CRYPTOJACKERS TARGETING GAMERS L...
Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Worth $12 Billion After Latest Funding Round
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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Worth $12 Billion After Latest Funding Round

Bitmain, the Bitcoin mining behemoth, is now reportedly valued at $12 billion. This new valuation comes after the company closed a $400 million Series B funding round. Bitmain, which controls a major chunk of the Bitcoin mining hashrate, is also set to invest ...