Online Cash Bitcoin Could Challenge Governments, Banks

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  1. hawki

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    There's a longish story up on The Washington Post site about the expected migration of bitcoin miners from China to the U.S. because of China's recent crackdown on cryptocurrency to dial back energy consumption and meet their climate goals.

    At one point, the story refers to Jiang Zhuoer who became a multimillionaire by operating some of the most lucrative bitcoin mines in China and who is now closing his operation in China and considering a move to Texas and Tennesee:

    "...Jiang had about 300,000 computers humming around-the-clock in 20 specially ventilated warehouses across remote northern China, guzzling enough electricity to power a small city. The sophisticated machines cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The digital currency they minted was worth even more..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...39c3a8-c903-11eb-8708-64991f2acf28_story.html
     
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    China's cryptocurrency-mining crackdown spreads to Sichuan
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    https://www.reuters.com/technology/...-mining-crackdown-spreads-sichuan-2021-06-19/
     
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    Billionaire caught in 'world first' crypto bloodbath
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    Bitcoin tumbles below $30,000 on China crypto-crackdown
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    El Salvador is giving away free Bitcoin to its citizens
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    UK watchdog bans cryptocurrency exchange Binance (updated)
    Digital money now faces a significant setback.
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    The US leads countries ready for widespread crypto adoption
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    Leaked Draft Shows What’s Inside Paraguay's Proposed Bitcoin Law
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    The creator of Dogecoin says all crypto is a scam
    Helping the rich get richer and exploiting the desperate?
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    Cambridge data shows Bitcoin mining on the move
    New data shows Bitcoin mining in China was already in sharp decline before the latest crackdown by the government.
    July 15, 2021
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    "Police Destroy 1,069 Bitcoin Mining PCs With Big Ass Steamroller In Malaysia"

    Malaysian authorities did not mess around when they broke up a cryptocurrency mining farm and charged the operators with stealing electricity...

    Authorities in the city of Miri in Sarawak, Malaysia seized 1,069 rigs from miners alleged to have stolen electricity for their operations..."

    [Scroll-down through article for a video -- Highly recommended for anyone wanting to see 1.069 PC's flattened by a steamroller :)]

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/7kv...n-miners-with-big-ass-steamroller-in-malaysia
     
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    Bitcoin slides towards $30 000 as confidence ebbs
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    EU plans to make Bitcoin transfers more traceable
    Proposed changes to EU law would force companies that transfer Bitcoin or other crypto-assets to collect details on the recipient and sender
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    Amazon is hiring a digital currency and blockchain expert, signaling a growing interest in cryptocurrency
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    Little turn around --- > 39.1 K today
     
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    Monero Bug May Have Exposed the Privacy of Transactions for a Small Number of Users
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    Soccer superstar Messi is being partly paid in crypto by PSG
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    PayPal brings crypto trading service to UK
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