Report: Quebec’s Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Seeks Energy to Power Crypto-Mining Opportunities

Report: Quebec’s Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Seeks Energy to Power Crypto-Mining Opportunities

According to a report from Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative, members of the Mohawk Nation from Kahnawake are looking into using electricity from Hydro Quebec in order to power cryptocurrency mining operations. The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) created a new organization to research crypto-mining opportunities that could be added to the council’s economic development portfolio. […]

White House Releases ‘First-Ever’ Framework for Digital Asset Development — Crypto Industry Leader Says Recommendations Are Unclear

White House Releases ‘First-Ever’ Framework for Digital Asset Development — Crypto Industry Leader Says Recommendations Are Unclear

The White House has now released what it called its “first-ever” comprehensive framework for the responsible development of digital assets just over six months after U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on the same matter. However, one crypto industry leader has lamented the lack of clarity and understanding of the technology in the […]

Argentine Tax Authority AFIP Strengthens Supervision, Finds Three Clandestine Cryptocurrency Mining Farms

Argentine Tax Authority AFIP Strengthens Supervision, Finds Three Clandestine Cryptocurrency Mining Farms

The Argentine tax authority (AFIP) found three different clandestine cryptocurrency mining farms last week. The farms were located in San Juan and in the city of Cordoba. More than $600,000 in hardware was found at just one of these locations, and the high level of power consumed helped the institution track these farms. Argentine Tax […]

9,404 Crypto Mining Devices Seized by Iranian Authorities Since March

9,404 Crypto Mining Devices Seized by Iranian Authorities Since March

Iranian authorities have seized nearly 10,000 illegal cryptocurrency mining devices since March. According to reports, many of the seized crypto mining rigs were operating in public locations that receive free or heavily-subsidized electricity, such as schools and mosques. Iran Confiscates Nearly 10K Crypto Mining Devices Kambiz Nazerian, head of Tehran Electricity Distribution Company, said Monday […]

Leading Japanese Online Broker SBI to Pull Out of Russia’s Crypto Mining Sector

Leading Japanese Online Broker SBI to Pull Out of Russia’s Crypto Mining Sector

SBI Holdings, the largest online brokerage in Japan, is shutting down its crypto mining business in the Russian Federation. Amid mounting uncertainty over the future of such investments due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as well as decreased mining profits, the financial firm said it plans to sell its equipment and withdraw. Japan’s SBI […]

Sweden Needs Power for More Useful Things Than Bitcoin Mining, Energy Minister Says

Sweden Needs Power for More Useful Things Than Bitcoin Mining, Energy Minister Says

Concerned about projected increase in electricity demand, the government in Sweden may turn its back on crypto mining, the country’s energy minister has indicated. Swedish bitcoin minting industry, a leader in Europe, is likely to soon lose the preferential treatment it has been taking advantage of for some time, a media report revealed. Crypto Miners […]

Iranian Power Utility Tavanir Vows Severe Measures Against Unlicensed Crypto Miners

Iranian Power Utility Tavanir Vows Severe Measures Against Unlicensed Crypto Miners

Iran’s state-owned power distribution company, Tavanir, has threatened harsher measures to discourage unauthorized crypto mining. These include much higher fines for those minting digital currencies with subsidized electricity and penalties for government officials involved in mining. Tavanir Raises Fines for Illegal Cryptocurrency Mining The Iran Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Company (Tavanir) has adopted new, […]

SEC Fines Nvidia .5 Million for Failing to Disclose Crypto Mining Significantly Boosted Its Revenue

SEC Fines Nvidia $5.5 Million for Failing to Disclose Crypto Mining Significantly Boosted Its Revenue

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Nvidia Corp. for failing to disclose that crypto mining significantly boosted its revenue. The company agreed to a cease-and-desist order and to pay a $5.5 million penalty. Nvidia Failed to Disclose That Crypto Mining Was a Significant Element of Its Material Revenue Growth The U.S. Securities […]