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Iranian Energy Grid Blames 7% Consumption Increase on Bitcoin Miners

Mostafa Rajabi Mashhad, the spokesperson for Tavanir, an Iranian state-operated grid entity, has explained that electrical consumption has spiked by 7% in comparison to the previous year. Rajabi blames illegal cryptocurrency mining operations for the country’s increased electrical consumption and has warned that illicit mining facilities will be cut off from the grid. Also Read: […]

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June 25, 2019 0

Bitmain Launches Low-Cost Special Edition Antminer S9

Bitmain Launches Low-Cost Special Edition Antminer S9On Monday, June 17, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies announced the launch of a low-cost miner called the Antminer S9 version SE. The new 16 terahash per second (16TH/s) S9 SE is $350 per unit and the launch celebrates the company’s most popular product, the original S9. Also read: Report Insists ‘Bitcoin Was […]

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June 18, 2019 0

Study: Publicly Listed Chinese Firms Quietly Participate in Bitcoin Mining

Study Shows Publicly Listed Firms in China Quietly Participate in Bitcoin MiningAccording to regional reports, a few publicly listed Chinese companies have been secretly mining bitcoin by pretending to provide cloud or web hosting services. Moreover, recent studies have revealed a growing trend of mystery miners processing the BCH and BTC networks at the same time as these firms have been running undercover mining operations in […]

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May 29, 2019 0

Hit by Sanctions, Iranian Students in the UK Use Bitcoin to Bypass Banks

Before cryptocurrencies started to be widely used for speculation, they were first of all meant to be an unstoppable method for people to control their own money. A new example that this is still a needed use case comes from the U.K., where Iranian students have to bypass the banking system which they can no […]

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December 17, 2018 0

Russian Developers to Help Iran Build Its Crypto-Economy

Russian Developers to Help Iran Build Its Crypto-EconomyExperts from Russia will provide support for the development of Iran’s crypto-economy. The cooperation is part of an agreement reached by representatives of leading industry organizations from the two countries, both subjected to western sanctions.   Also read: Vietnam at Crossroads on Cryptocurrency Regulations Crypto Associations Sign Cooperation Agreement The document has been signed by […]

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November 15, 2018 0

Iran Completes Development of Rial-Supported National Cryptocurrency

Iran Completes Development of Rial-Supported National CryptocurrencyIran has finalized the development of its national cryptocurrency, which is backed by the local fiat unit, the rial. Once the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) approves its use, the yet-to-be-named digital currency will then be issued to banking institutions for testing in payments, internal and interbank settlements according to local media reports. Also Read: Bahamas […]

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November 11, 2018 0

Fincen Claims Iran Is Using Crypto to Evade Sanctions

ranian Bitcoin Transactions Estimated at $3.8M Since 2013The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has warned U.S financial institutions that the Iranian government might be dodging economic sanctions by using cryptocurrencies. The document highlights challenges arising from peer-to-peer virtual currency exchanges and encourages banks to monitor blockchain ledgers for transactions tied to the country. Also Read: Church Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay Higher Electricity Rates Iranian […]

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October 15, 2018 0

Bitcoin Hits $24,000 In Iran After Government Okays Mining

Bitcoin Hits $24,000 In Iran After Government Okays MiningThe world’s most expensive bitcoin core (BTC) price is in Iran. A combination of high foreign currency demand, economic sanctions and an improved regulatory environment – with some speculation – have sent the price of the leading digital currency skywards. How high can it go? Also Read: Iran Officially Recognizes Cryptocurrency Mining Falling Rial, New Policy […]

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September 6, 2018 0

Bankers Continue to Sound the Bitcoin Alarm

From JP Morgan and DBS to Iran and Portugal, Bankers Continue to Sound the Bitcoin AlarmOf late, bankers public and private have increased their criticisms of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, especially as valuation all time highs appear to have no quick end in sight. From destabilization to fraud and money laundering, legacy banking is doing everything in its rhetorical power to sway opinion.   Also read: Five Countries Where Bitcoin is Illegal World’s […]

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November 19, 2017 0