Category Archives: miners

Bitcoin-Based Ethereum Rival RSK Set to Launch Next Month

The long-awaited smart contract solution for Bitcoin’s blockchain that offers additional scaling improvements, RSK, is preparing to launch. News.Bitcoin.com spoke with Sergio Demián Lerner, RSK Labs’ chief scientist, about to what to expect from the RSK launch as well as the subsequent launch of the Lightning-style scaling upgrade Lumino. Also… Read more »

Fork Watch: The Chain With Less Hashrate Could Come to a Screeching Halt

Over the next two weeks, bitcoin proponents from both sides of the scaling debate will be preparing for a possible hard fork. A lot of people believe the Segwit2x fork will be entirely different than August’s bitcoin cash fork, and for good reason. Also read: Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 2: Technology… Read more »

Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Two bills to provide legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have now been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. The latest one proposes recognizing them as financial assets. It also defines cryptocurrency derivatives, as well as proposes simplifying taxation and reducing electricity tariffs for mining activities. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue… Read more »

Japanese Renewable Energy Provider Offers Low Flat-Rate Electricity for Crypto Miners

Japanese renewable energy provider, Looop, has announced an electricity plan aimed at reducing costs for bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners. The plan charges a flat monthly fee for electricity usage of up to a certain level in the Tokyo Electric Power Company service area. Also read: Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer… Read more »