Core Scientific increased Bitcoin production by 10% in July amid Texas power cuts

Crypto mining firm Core Scientific reported its operations produced 1,221 Bitcoin (BTC) in July even as the company powered down several times in response to demand on the Texas power grid. In a Friday announcement, Core Scientific said its month-over-month Bitcoin production had increased from 1,106 in June to 1,221 in July — roughly 10.4%. The firm reported curtailing operations “due to extreme temperatures at multiple data centers,” but also increased the number of its self-mining servers and hashrate by 6%, to 109,000 and 10.9 exahashes per second (EH/s), respectively. JULY 2022…

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Core Scientific to increase ASIC server capacity by 75 MW

United States Bitcoin (BTC) miner Core Scientific has signed a new colocation agreement to increase its data center hosting capacity by 75 megawatts (MW), a move intended to showcase the company’s ongoing commitment to boosting its infrastructure capabilities amid the ongoing bear market.  The new agreement will generate roughly $50 million in annual revenue for Core Scientific once the ASICs are fully deployed, the company announced Tuesday. The agreement includes provisions for prepayments that will allow the company to scale its infrastructure capabilities to host the additional servers. Deployment of…

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Decentralization is helping to shape the course of scientific research and business

New technologies may have rapid, dramatic effects on society, but they may also spread slowly and subtly. Blockchain-powered decentralized science (DeSci) is taking off after some years of gestation. Its impact is being felt not only in the rarified confines of high-tech labs but more broadly in the business world as well.  Psychedelics and longevity Paul Kohlhaas, co-founder and CEO of Molecule — a platform for biotech DAOs founded in 2019 — spoke about pharmaceutical research and its funding on the Zima Red podcast in April. “We believe it could…

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Can crypto improve scientific research? – Cointelegraph Magazine

An insider account of the DeSci origins story — a new movement of citizen scientists, open-access scientific research and crowd-sourced peer-review funded by crypto that’s gathering pace in 2022. # At ETHDenver in February, decentralized science became a thing. It was like the good old days of crypto: Like-minded spirits met and then crashed at each other’s rented places. Ideologies and open research were respectfully debated. DeSci panels were well attended with renewed energy for figuring out hard problems. Heated discussions were had. Many committed themselves to decentralized science, whatever…

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US Bitcoin mining giant Core Scientific set for Nasdaq listing via $4.3B SPAC deal

Core Scientific, one of the largest Bitcoin (BTC) mining operations in North America is set for a public listing on Nasdaq. According to CNBC on Wednesday, Core has inked a $4.3 billion merger with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition Corp — a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Apart from the planned valuation, other listing details like trading ticker and the start of actual public trading are yet to be revealed as of the time of writing. The SPAC merger and subsequent Nasdaq listing will see Core join the ranks of…

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IBM Looks to Disrupt Scientific Research on the Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The use cases for distributed ledger technology are on the rise, as evidenced by IBM’s most recent patent application for open scientific research on the blockchain. The tech giant envisions a system in which a blockchain represents an experiment with individual blocks comprised of project components including research data, data analysis and results as well as post-data analysis and more all with block-linking capabilities to reflect the status of modifications. The patent, which was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at year-end 2017, comes on the…

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