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   1591

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.

Litecoin to Implement Reward Halving Successfully

Block reward was reduced from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC on block 1,680,000
06 August 2019   112

Today, on August 5, the reward for the Litecoin block for miners was halved.

Halving happened on block 1,680,000, changing the block reward from 25 LTC to 12.5 LTC. The next halving will take place in four years - tentatively on August 2, 2023, as a result of which the block reward will decrease to 6.25 LTC, making digital silver even more scarce.

Litecoin Block Reward Halving Countdown
Litecoin Block Reward Halving Countdown

According to litecoinblockhalf, 75% of the total Litecoin supply has been mined so far. The current inflation rate of the coin is 4.26%, and after four years it should drop to 1.80%.

Many investors were sure that the market had long “digested” the positive expectations in connection with a decrease in cryptocurrency emissions and expected either a sideways price movement or even a decrease in the LTC rate.