Solar-Powered Crypto Farm in Australia to Prove Bitcoin Mining Can Be Green

A crypto mining data center in the state of South Australia will be running mainly on solar-generated electricity, a media report reveals. The coin minting facility has been set up in a region known for its energy-hungry iron ore extraction and steel production. Bitcoin Farm to Mine Cryptocurrency on Solar and Excess Energy in South Australia The ‘Steel City’ of Whyalla in South Australia has become home to a new crypto mining installation that will run on electricity generated from solar power. Operated by the Lumos Digital Mining company, the…

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Australian regulators rattle their saber as adoption takes a major leap: Law Decoded, Aug. 22-29

Australia’s financial regulator, Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), has pledged to put crypto assets and decentralized finance (DeFi) firmly in its sights over the next four years. The regulator intends to focus on “digitally enabled misconducts” and to protect investors “from harms posed by crypto-assets.” Given the ASIC’s history of anti-crypto sentiments, such an announcement could be perceived as hostile, but at least it contains a promise to implement some regulatory framework that is still absent.  And, it is hardly a coincidence that the announcement came only days after Australia’s…

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Aussie exchange Swyftx to offer ‘no lock-in’ yield on crypto

Swyftx exchange will begin offering interest-bearing yields on a wide range of cryptocurrency assets — the first Australian-operated crypto exchange to do so. Swyftx’s new product, called Earn, will offer Australian and New Zealand residents the ability to earn interest on 21 different digital assets, including large-cap cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Solana (SOL), Cardano (ADA) and stablecoins like Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC). Swyftx Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Parsons, said the exchange’s Earn feature was one of the most competitive in the crypto industry, as the Brisbane-based…

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An In-Depth Look at Satoshi Island — A Crypto-Centric Residential Community in Vanuatu Where Land Titles Are NFTs

According to reports, there’s a 32 million square-foot island located in Vanuatu that’s in the midst of being constructed into a crypto-centric residential community by the island’s owners: Satoshi Island Holdings Limited. So far, more than 50,000 individuals have applied to live on Satoshi Island, and land rights will be minted in the form of non-fungible token (NFT) assets. After Construction Completes, Satoshi Island Aims to Be the ‘Crypto Capital of the World’ There’s an island located in Vanuatu, between Australia and Fiji, that’s currently being transformed into an island…

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Binance Australia onboards former DigitalX exec as new CEO

[ad_1] Binance Australia has announced the appointment of Leigh Travers, the former chief executive of local blockchain technology and payments firm DigitalX, as the company’s new CEO. Travers has worked at DigitalX for seven years, and previously served on the board of leading local blockchain industry body, Blockchain Australia. In June 2014, DigitalX became the world’s first publicly-listed blockchain firm after completing a reverse takeover of the Australian Stock Exchange-listed company, Macro Energy Ltd. In an Aug. 28 announcement from Binance, Travers emphasizes that he will prioritize building Binance Australia’s…

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