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BlockFi Wins Approval to Arrange Auction for Mining Business

Bankrupt crypto lending platform BlockFi received court approval to put its Bitcoin mining business up for auction.  The company plans to sell its equipment as fast as possible, to take advantage of currently favorable market conditions. Selling While They Can BlockFi lawyer Francis Petrie told US Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan on Monday that the company has already received bids for many of its assets, and expects more to come, according to BNN Bloomberg. This comes a week...

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Core Scientific Is Bankrupt but Remaining Functional

Core Scientific – one of the world’s biggest crypto mining enterprises – has filed bankruptcy in recent weeks but is still expected to continue its mining operations in the region of Grand Forks, Texas. Core Scientific Can Continue to Operate as Normal The company first began pursuing chapter 11 bankruptcy protections in the final weeks of December. Core Scientific has experienced a net loss of nearly half a billion dollars at the time of writing stemming back from...

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Argo Blockchain Slapped With Lawsuit Over Misleading Statements

Argo Blockchain has been accused of federal securities law violation during the initial public offering (IPO) of its American depositary shares (ADS) in 2021, according to a filing in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The latest development is yet another blow to Argo, which was struggling to stay afloat amidst a brutal crypto winter. The complaint alleged that the company negligently prepared its IPO documents which hid crucial details...

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Loud North Carolina Crypto Miner Forces Residents to Relocate (Report)

Residents of Murphy, North Carolina, complained that a cryptocurrency miner located in the area causes “insane” noise and negatively impacts the electric grid.  As such, some people have decided to leave the town and settle in another place. ‘It Sounds Like You Are Behind a Jet’ The crypto miner installed by the San Francisco-based company PrimeBlock seems to be a huge problem for some of the 1,600 inhabitants of Murphy, North Carolina. In a recent interview, resident Mike...

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New York Bitcoin Mining Facility Slapped With $10,000 Per Day Fine

US Bitcoin Corp – a North American Bitcoin mining firm – has been ordered to cease operations by a State Supreme Court Justice, or face penalties of $10,000 per day.  If the miner continues to operate through the end of January, the fine will increase to $25,000 per day.  US Bitcoin Under Fire As reported by Lockport Journal on Thursday, the order from Justice Edward Pace is a follow-up to Supreme Court Justice Frank Sedita III’s temporary restraining order issued against the...

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BTC Miner Core Scientific Raises $500M From BlackRock, Ibex Investors (Report)

The US-based bitcoin miner – Core Scientific – reportedly secured a $500 million fundraiser led by leading finance players, such as BlackRock, Apollo Capital, Kensico Capital, Ibex Investors, and others. The company filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of last year but continued mining BTC to repay debtholders. Traditional Finance Firms Flocking to Help According to a court filing seen by Bloomberg, BlackRock and several other high-profile investors lent approximately...

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Blockstream Raises $125 Million to Expand Institutional Bitcoin Mining Services

Blockstream, a leading bitcoin infrastructure provider, announced on January 24 that it had raised $125 million in funding to expand its institutional bitcoin mining services. This fundraising round was led by Kingsway Capital, a UK-based private equity fund, and included participation from other investors such as Fulgur Ventures and Cohen & Company Capital Markets. This is the first fundraising for Blockstream since its 2021 Series B round, where the company raised $210...

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Some Want the Crypto Moratorium in New York to Last Longer

Not long ago, the state of New York imposed a moratorium on crypto mining, thus barring any firms that did not fully rely on clean energy from entering its borders and setting up shop. Initially, the ban was set to last a total of two years, though now, local legislators are considering extending the ban. The New York Crypto Moratorium Could Be Extended A town board meeting has been put on the calendar regarding the moratorium in the region of Massena. Town supervisor...

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Bitcoin Mining Became Greener and More Efficient in 2022

Despite much turmoil in 2022, the Bitcoin mining industry’s hashing technology only continued to grow more efficient throughout the year, according to a new survey from the Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC).  The industry also grew marginally greener, retaining a sustainable energy mix of over 58%. Bitcoin is Green, Says BMC In a press release on Thursday, the BMC confirmed that its members’ hashrate has increased from 95 exahashes from its inception in Q1 2022 to 119 exahashes by...

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CleanSpark Kicksoff 50MW Bitcoin Mining Expansion

Bitcoin mining company – CleanSpark – has started the construction of the second phase on a site in Washington, Georgia, that is set to accommodate 16,000 miners. This move is expected to increase its hash rate total to as high as 8.7 EH/s, thereby contributing an additional 2.2 EH/s. In the new phase, the mining machine fleet will include – Antminer S19j Pro and Antminer S19 XP – which are considered to be the latest and most power-efficient models of such machines currently...

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