Gaming Giant Animoca Brands Reveals Ban Against Russian Users, Co-Founder Compares Russia to North Korea – Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Blockchain gaming firm Animoca Brands has revealed the company is breaking ties with Russian users following the Ukraine invasion that started seven days ago. Animoca Brands co-founder Yat Siu noted in an interview that the company received legal advice about the situation and the Animoca executive compared the newly sanctioned Russia to North Korea. Animoca Brands Restricts Russian Users From Leveraging Firm’s Blockchain Gaming Products According to the Hong Kong-based blockchain gaming giant Animoca Brands, the company is imposing restrictions on Russian users. Animoca Brands’ overarching ban follows a…

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Marathon Expands Miner Deployment Deal With Compute North, Aims to Power 100K+ Miners With Renewables – Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Marathon Digital Holdings, a Nasdaq-listed bitcoin mining-based company, has announced a new deal with Compute North, a data center service provider, to host more than 100,000 mining machines in its data centers. The deal is an expansion of an earlier deal that secured positioning for 73,000 mining machines in Texas. Now, the new partnership secures hosting for all of these machines, to be powered with renewables. Marathon Expands Mining Operations Marathon, one of the largest bitcoin mining companies in the U.S., has announced it will expand its…

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Acid, Bitcoin mining and a bad trip to North Korea

[ad_1] Ethan Lou is a journalist turned Bitcoin miner turned two-time author whose latest book, Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West, is a modern western recount a gloomy millennial’s rebirth in the wild west of crypto — complete with scammers, party drugs and a North Korean crypto conference. “Want to go to a crypto conference in North Korea in April?” is not a common question, but was asked of me by Lou in early 2019. The Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference, attended by about…

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North American crypto miners prepare to challenge China’s dominance – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] Springtime is coming to the North American cryptocurrency mining industry. With access to robust capital markets, cheap power, a stable political climate and increasing participation of technological innovators, industrial-grade mining operations are burgeoning in the United States and Canada, providing competition to Chinese mining pools that now control more than half of the world’s hashing power. These new ventures are acutely aware of the need to minimize mining’s carbon footprint. In March, when Neptune Digital Assets and Link Global announced they would develop a new five-megawatt Bitcoin mining facility…

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North American crypto miners prepare to challenge China’s dominance – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] Springtime is coming to the North American cryptocurrency mining industry. With access to robust capital markets, cheap power, a stable political climate and increasing participation of technological innovators, industrial-grade mining operations are burgeoning in the United States and Canada, providing competition to Chinese mining pools that now control more than half of the world’s hashing power. These new ventures are acutely aware of the need to minimize mining’s carbon footprint. In March, when Neptune Digital Assets and Link Global announced they would develop a new five-megawatt Bitcoin mining facility…

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