Switzerland-based crypto mining firm expands operations to Texas

White Rock Management, a cryptocurrency mining company based in Switzerland, said it will be expanding its operations to the United States, starting with Texas. In a Tuesday announcement, White Rock said it will be partnering with Natural Gas Onsite Neutralization, or NGON, a company that captures natural gas that would otherwise be burned and converts it to energy for use in the firm’s Bitcoin (BTC) mining operations. White Rock said it will be operating out of NGON’s facility in the Brazos Valley region, mining BTC using “environmentally responsible” methods. According…

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New Solar-Powered Bitcoin Miner Launches Operations Despite Difficult Market

A new bitcoin miner has begun operating at a 6 MW solar-powered facility in western Colorado, despite the present bearish market for cryptocurrencies. The mining operation of Aspen Creek Digital Corporation (ACDC), which was established in January of this year, is housed within a 10-megawatt solar farm. According to a statement provided to CoinDesk, the company intends to start with bitcoin mining at its data center and eventually provide computing services to other companies. The S19 bitcoin mining rigs will be operated by the Colorado data center, which will also…

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Huobi to permanently shut crypto operations in Thailand

Huobi’s Thailand unit is set to wind down operations by July 1, after its operating license was revoked by the Thai Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC). The Thai SEC revoked Huobi’s license in May after it failed to comply with the local regulations. The permanent closure orders come nearly eight months after the regulators suspended the exchange’s services in September. The exchange claimed it has tried to fix the regulatory issues but would have to wind down operations owing to SEC orders. “Due to the SEC decision, Huobi Thailand is…

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‘Regulations are in place to help crypto businesses understand operations,’ says The Bahamas PM Philip Davis

The Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis told Cointelegraph that the region has a regulatory regime in place that will enable crypto businesses to operate within its jurisdiction. During an interview at SALT’s Crypto Bahamas conference, Davis shared that The Bahamas recently published a white paper framework that will allow crypto businesses to “grow and prosper,” while letting companies understand the region’s expectations. He added: “The policy also takes into account the balance between concerns people have about cryptocurrency and the risks that come along with it. [The] policy is to…

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Belarus-born crypto platform halts operations for Russians in response to invasion of Ukraine

Crypto trading company Currency.com has announced it halted operations for clients based in Russia following the country’s “violence and disorder” imposed on the people of Ukraine. In a Tuesday announcement, Currency.com said Russian residents would no longer be able to access its services following the platform’s decision to stop Russia-based clients from opening new accounts. According to Currency.com’s website, the Gibraltar-based crypto trading platform has offices in Kyiv, London, and Vilnius, but was previously licensed and headquartered in Belarus. “We condemn the Russian aggression in the strongest possible terms,” said…

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Former ENS director of operations remains at foundation after voting against his own removal

Brantly Millegan will be staying on as the director of the Ethereum Name Service Foundation after casting more than 363,300 votes against a decentralized autonomous organization proposal to remove him. According to a tally of roughly 3.7 million ENS DAO votes recorded at the end of the voting period on March 5, more than 1.6 million were against removing Millegan as director of the ENS Foundation — 43.39% of the vote. More than 698,000 votes abstained from the proposal, while roughly 1.4 million votes were in favor of Millegan’s removal…

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HIVE Blockchain to expand mining operations with new Intel ASIC chips

Publicly traded crypto mining company HIVE Blockchain Technology has signed a deal to buy ASIC chips from semiconductor manufacturer Intel that will be used in their new custom mining devices. HIVE has arranged for the new devices to be made by a third-party custom design manufacturer that will integrate the Intel chips into new air-cooled Bitcoin (BTC) mining devices. HIVE expects that the new devices will nearly double its aggregate Bitcoin mining hash rate from 1.9 to 3.8 Exahashes per second (Eh/s). They will begin arriving ready for use starting…

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Former ENS director of operations may remain at foundation after voting against his own removal

Many members of the Ethereum Name Service’s decentralized autonomous organization have voted in favor of allowing recently removed director of operations Brantly Millegan to stay on as the ENS Foundation director. According to a tally of roughly 2.4 million ENS DAO users recorded as of Thursday, more than one million are against removing Millegan as director of the ENS Foundation. The users account for more than 42% of the vote, with 28.61% voting in favor of removing the ENS director and 29.29% abstaining with two days remaining to submit. “The…

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US Bitcoin miners expanding operations despite price volatility

Crypto mining operations based in the United States are committed to increasing their hash power with more hardware despite Bitcoin’s (BTC) three-month downturn. The Marathon Digital Holdings and GEM Mining companies in the U.S. told Cointelegraph this week that they each expect the size of their respective operations to grow through 2022 by at least doubling the number of machines at their facilities. 2023Marathon Digital’s VP of corporate communications Charlie Schumacher told Cointelegraph in an interview that it is moving forward with plans to deploy 199,000 new machines by 2023…

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