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Is Central Asia the New Safe Haven for Crypto Mining Amid Iran-US Crisis?

Analysis Recently, the cryptocurrency mining community has been shaken with rumors of Chinese miners leaving Iran — where crypto mining is authorized as an industrial activity — for Central Asia. The move has ostensibly been taken in an attempt to find a new safe haven amid the tensions between th..

Power Ledger Integrates Blockchain-Based Energy Auditing in Solar Power Asset

News Australia-based blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has purchased a 250 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system that will utilize a blockchain-based data management and settlement system. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 13, Power Ledger purchased the system from Perdaman Advan..

Government of Abkhazia to Intensify Identification of Crypto Mining Farms

News Abkhazia, an autonomous region in northwest Georgia, is planning to intensify the works on the identification of cryptocurrency mining farms in the region. According to a news release published on the Cabinet of Ministers’ website on Dec. 12, Prime Minister of Abkhazia Valeri Bganba held a me..

Iran Offers Bounty for Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

News Iranian authorities are offering a bounty to anyone who exposes unauthorized mining operations in the country, Iranian news outlet PressTV reports on Nov. 13. A spokesman of the Energy Ministry announced the bounty program during an interview with local news outlet IRIB News, while illustrati..

Power Ledger Completes Peer-to-Peer Solar Energy Trading Trial in India

News Australian blockchain energy firm Power Ledger and Indian electricity distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) have completed a peer-to-peer (P2P) solar power trading trial in the country. Power Ledger announced the news in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 14, ..

Power Ledger Strikes Deal to Roll Out Blockchain in South Australia

News Australian blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has partnered with a local energy retailer to roll out its technology in South Australia. Power Ledger’s blockchain-based software will allow Australians to pool their excess solar and battery storage to a Virtual Power Plant for greater control ..

Japan’s Kanto Region to Track Surplus Solar Energy with Power Ledger

News Australian tech firm Power Ledger will run another blockchain-enabled energy trading trial in Japan’s Kanto region by December 2019. In order to launch its second trial in Japan, Power Ledger teamed up with Japanese solar provider Sharing Energy and electricity retailer eRex, the firm stated ..

Armenian IT Company Accused of Illegal Electricity Use to Mine Crypto

News An IT company in Armenia has been accused of illegally accessing electricity and using it to mine cryptocurrencies. $150,000 in powerOn Sept. 21, in an announcement from the Armenian National Security Service, the organization accused an IT company of illegally mining cryptocurrencies from in..

Kyrgyzstan Cuts Off Power to 45 Crypto Miners for Overconsumption

News Authorities of Kyrgyzstan cut off power to 45 crypto mining firms as they consumed more energy than three local regions combined. Following the power cut, the head of the National Energy Holding Aitmamat Nazarov stated that the cryptocurrency mining is not defined under Kyrgyzstan law, local ..

German Firm Unveils Mobile Eco-Friendly Bitcoin Mining Containers

News Bitcoin (BTC) mining infrastructure firm Northern Bitcoin AG has announced the completion of tests for its new air-cooled mining container, which houses 144 ASIC miners. A press release published on Sept. 9 outlined that the highly mobile container solution has been designed as a piece of fle..

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