Tag: mining decentralization

Mar 09 2021

A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Bitcoin Mining In North America Part Two: Seeking Stranded Energy

North America’s bitcoin mining industry is changing the way we use energy. But where exactly are these operations drawing their power from?In his introduction to Michael Saylor’s recent conference “Bitcoin For Corporations,” Ross Stevens, founder and CEO of Stone Ridge and NYDIG,...

Feb 08 2021

Chinese Mining Pool Poolin Acquires North American Competitor NovaBlock

China-based mining pool Poolin, which contributes the second-largest amount of hash rate of any single entity on the Bitcoin network, has acquired NovaBlock, a North American pool with offices in St. Jose, California and Calgary, Canada. The takeover will net Poolin an additional 1,681.83 petahashes per second (PH/s) in mining capacity, per data from BTC.com...

Jan 27 2021

Blockstream Buys $25 Million Of Bitcoin Mining Hardware From MicroBT

Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream has announced a $25 million purchase of the latest Whatsminer bitcoin mining rigs from MicroBT to be run across Blockstream Mining’s facilities in North America. Blockstream Mining was launched in 2019 with an intention of bringing more of the global hash rate to the West. The largest mining rig...

Jan 20 2021

A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Bitcoin Mining In North America

Like a hitchhiker taking to the American highways for the first time, anyone hoping to get a clear picture of the universe of bitcoin mining today might be perplexed at the seeming opaqueness, yet sheer size of the North American mining ecosystem. As a miner recently advised new entrants into the space on Twitter:...

Jan 13 2021

Compute North, Foundry Digital Partner To Bring More Bitcoin Mining To North America

Compute North, one of the largest bitcoin mining companies in North America with mining farms in Big Spring, Texas; Kearney, Nebraska; and North Sioux City, South Dakota, is taking a great leap forward through a new partnership with financial services firm Foundry Digital, a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group based in Rochester, New York. Through the partnership, Foundry will supply 14,000 new Whatsminer...

Dec 10 2020

How Industry Financial Services Are Buoying North American Bitcoin Mining

Dec 10 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitmain bitooda dcg luxor marathon

This year, there has been a concerted effort among Bitcoin mining pools and facilities based in North America to contribute a higher proportion of the Bitcoin network’s overall hash rate from the continent, providing critical decentralization to this system. But this has not been without its challenges. The Bitcoin mining environment is one with high...

Dec 03 2020

Titan Announces North American Bitcoin Mining Pool

Cryptocurrency mining software provider Titan announced the creation of Titan Pool, a bitcoin mining pool based in North America. An announcement shared with Bitcoin Magazine emphasized the enterprise-grade services that participants in the pool would receive, as well as the importance of its geographic location. “Asia and Europe account for nearly all mining power on the Bitcoin network, with the vast majority of...

Nov 24 2020

HASHR8 Assesses The World Of Bitcoin Mining With Launch Of Index Reports

Bitcoin mining-focused media company HASHR8 has launched the first report in its “Bitcoin Mining Index,” a planned series on the world’s prominent mining regions that offers detail on how the practice is taking shape and where opportunity lies around the globe.“Bitcoin mining is truly a global game,” a representative of HASHR8 told Bitcoin Magazine. “Each country has its own unique pros...

Nov 09 2020

New North American Mining Pool Bets On Region And Regulatory Compliance

Nov 09 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitooda dmg hashr8 luxor mining

North American bitcoin mining farms all use mining pools to ensure steady block rewards, compiling hash power from miners operating remotely to compete with the industrialized farms based in China. Most of these mining farms use China-based mining pools (pools whose headquarters and, perhaps, servers for collecting hash power, are located in China) because the fees that they charge for collecting and distributing...

Oct 12 2020

As Bitcoin Mining Becomes More Competitive, Will Pools Ensure Decentralization?

Bitcoin’s underlying computer network is the largest, most sophisticated computerized system in the world with working units in almost every part of the globe, from China to Kazakhstan to Venezuela to the U.S. And with recent all-time highs in hash rate and difficulty level, the Bitcoin mining industry is more competitive than ever. Meanwhile, there are questions about whether...

Sep 22 2020

The Sun Never Sets On Bitcoin Mining: Decentralization Continues As China Flounders

Bitcoin miners have successfully survived the 2020 Halving and COVID-19, and the network is now seeing some of its highest hash rates ever as these operations power up new equipment and reach new levels of decentralization going into the second decade of bitcoin mining. Bitcoin Mining Is Decentralizing China still dominates the bitcoin mining space, although the percentage of the hash rate coming...

Jul 16 2020

Introducing Hashrate Index, An Online Tool For Bitcoin Mining Transparency

The success of Bitcoin ultimately depends on the health of its mining industry. Bitcoin mining is central to transaction validation, the prevention of double spending and the hard cap on the bitcoin supply — basically, the things that make Bitcoin the revolutionary technology that it is. And Bitcoin mining has evolved dramatically since it was first introduced. Today, a large portion of the...

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