Canadian HyperBlock to acquire CryptoGlobal

Canadian mining-as-a-service company HyperBlock plans to purchase Toronto-based mining firm CryptoGlobal to expand their range of services
06 April 2018   160

Mining-as-a-service has become quite popular with audience, who can't afford a rig or don't want to have a noisy and power-hungry machine running all day long in their house. And one of the largest players in this field in Canada – HyperBlock Technology Corp plans to grow larger still. They announced that they entered a purchase agreement with CryptoGlobal.

HyperBlock plans to buy out CryptoGlobal for a whopping sum of 106 million Canadian dollars, which is roughly equivalent to US$83 million. If the acquisition comes through smoothly, HyperBlock will become one of the largest players in the market of outsource mining.

Toronto-based CryptoGlobal currently is in the business of mining Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash. And when their computing power joins the market of mining-as-a-service under HyperBlock's flag, it would make a significant impact. HyperBlock's CEO Sean Walsh commented, that this deal furthers the goal of his company to become a comprehensive direct-to-consumer crypto company, offering products and services to the customers to make and manage their crypto-asset investments. Also he added that after the acquisition is finished, HyperBlock plans to be listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange, which is expected around the end of May this year.

South Korea to Toughen Mining Chip Import Rules

Mining chips will have to meet legal requirement for importation, such as safety and sanitation certifications
19 April 2018   105

In South Korea, foreign-made crypto mining chips import rules can be complicated in the near future.

As reported by CoinDesk with reference to the statement of the Korean Customs Service (KCS) the government agency added mining chips to the list of goods that must meet certain criteria established by the current legislation for importation into the country, including certificates of security.

New requirements were introduced after the customs service discovered an increase in the number of mining chips imported into the country. So, in November and December last year, according to KCS, 454 mining chips were imported to the country for a total of 1.3 billion won ($ 1.2 million).

Since the mining devices consume a significant amount of electricity and produce a lot of heat, their operation is associated with an increased risk of fires.

To neutralize these risks, the service will monitor the safety of imported devices in accordance with the requirements established by the National Radio Agency.