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    $500 Million Bitmain Data Center to Bring 400 Jobs to Texas Coal-Mining Town

    Bitmain, the world’s largest bitcoin miner and mining equipment maker has announced construction plans for a new blockchain data center and cryptocurrency mining facility in the city of Rockdale in Milam County, Texas. CCN earlier reported that the company released plans to construct a data center in Texas as part of an ongoing North American […]

    ‘Cryptomatoes’ Using Excess Mining Heat to Grow Produce

    Over the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of discussions concerning the energy consumed by cryptocurrency mining. However, more recently mining operations have been using environmentally friendly methods and some of them are channeling the excess heat to do produce other goals. This week the co-founder of the trading platform Nakamoto X, Kamil […]

    Hackers Target 400,000 Computers with Mining Malware

    More than 400,000 personal computers have been attacked in a large-scale attempt to distribute cryptocurrency mining malware. The hackers used sophisticated trojans to infect PCs mostly in Russia, but also in Turkey, Ukraine, and other countries. The coordinated assault lasted more than 12 hours.   Several Countries Affected, Russia Hit Harder The complex malicious software […]

    Domains Running Cryptocurrency Mining Scripts Surge 725 Percent

    The number of domains with cryptocurrency mining scripts installed has skyrocketed 725 percent in four months, according to a security firm’s research. Approximately 2.7 million users were attacked by malicious crypto miners last year, with the most successful cybercriminals earning millions of dollars. Domains with Mining Scripts Up 725% Cyren Security Lab has been tracking […]

    Japanese Electricity Company Uses Excess Solar Power for Crypto Mining

    Japan’s Kumamoto-Energy, a local power producer and supplier from Kumamoto City, has revealed that it recently began using solar power for mining cryptocurrencies. This is another example of how, contrary to environmental hysteria by mainstream media sources, cryptocurrency mining can enable a greener future using renewable energy. Kumamoto Solar Power Mining Kumamoto Castle Kumamoto-Energy Co […]

    Report: Crypto Miners Bought 3 Million GPUs Last Year

    More than 3 million graphics cards have been sold to cryptocurrency miners in 2017, with sales reaching $776 million, a new report revealed. According to a major manufacturer, prices of GPUs will continue to increase in 2018, despite expectations of decreasing demand in the mining sector.   Rising Mining Costs to Slow Down Demand Over […]

    New Plant to Assemble Mining Rigs in Belarus

    Plans to build a new manufacturing facility for mining equipment have been announced in Belarus. It will be situated in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park, currently under construction in the “Velikiy Kamen” special economic zone. The plant will be assembling mining rigs with cooling systems utilizing excess heat. Incredible Demand for Everything Crypto Russian investors are […]

    Cryptocurrency Mining Demand Exceeded the Expectations of Nvidia in Q4

    Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining have provided a consistent and growing market for the computer hardware manufacturers that produce the relevant chips for each segment. The main player on the GPU side (in contrast to ASIC mining) in 2017 was Nvidia, but even it could not anticipate the strong demand from miners as the year progressed. […]