GMO Internet to Report on BTC Mining Increase

Additionally GMO completely stopped mining Bitcoin Cash; in November 2017, it mined 400 BCH coins
09 January 2019   3098

Japanese IT giant GMO Internet Group has published a report, which reported an increase in the number of BTC companies.

The company also confirmed information about the termination of the production of its own equipment due to significant financial losses. In addition, GMO confirmed plans to transfer mining capacities to regions with cheap energy prices and the possibility of switching to alternative energy sources.

During last December GMO mined 960 BTC. This is almost a third more than in November 2018. Also, this indicator is 45 times higher than the volume of extracted bitcoins during December 2017, when the company was just starting the mining business.

On the other hand, GMO completely stopped mining Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Note that in November 2017, the company mined 400 coins of this fork of Bitcoin.

Last December, the GMO mining hashrate was 670 PH / s, which is 30 times more than a year ago.

The company also announced that it will now provide reports quarterly.

Mining Ban in China Won't Affect Bitmain & Canaan

This is said by the companies themself; also, Bitmain and Canaan did not indicate whether they intend to move the business abroad
11 April 2019   206

The prospect of a ban on mining in China will not have an impact on the operating activities of mining giants Bitmain and Canaan in the short term. This was stated by representatives of the press services of companies, 8btc reports.

At the same time, Bitmain and Canaan did not indicate whether they intend to move the business abroad, if the mining ban is set at the legislative level.

Note that China currently holds a dominant position in mining Bitcoin and Ethereum.

According to local cryptoexperts, mining equipment manufacturers will exist as long as Bitcoin has value.

Earlier in April, the National Development and Reform Commission of China issued a bill that called mining an “undesirable industry” and proposed banning it.

So far, the initiative has no legal force. Public discussion of the bill will last until May 7.