Mining centers in the US face moratorium

Officials of Plattsburgh, New York have filled a moratorium against Bitcoin miners
09 March 2018   1529

Mining centers in a small US town of Plattsburgh, NY have stumbled upon a moratorium filing. Local politicians expressed the concern over high consumption of electricity and environment. In general, the politicians want those centers to stop their activity and stay away from the town for good. The public hearing date is set on March 15 at the Common Council Chambers.

This local law shall impose a moratorium on applications or proceedings, or the issuance of approvals or permits for commercial cryptocurrency mining operations in the City of Plattsburgh. The moratorium imposed by this local law shall be in effect for a period of  eighteen  months from the effective date of this local law.

 

Colin Read

The Mayor of Plattsburgh

As the procedure goes, after the public hearing it will move forward. Now every mining centre will want to have an attorney as they have to defend themselves if the market is still important to them. It was reported by the mayor that approximately 10% of the town's power was consumed for notorious mining activities as of the end of February, 2018. On a personal note, Mr. Read confessed that it's much better to see such consumption from a hiring company than from all-automatic ones.

Any firm, person, corporation, or other entity that shall establish, place, construct, erect or in any way site or locate a Commercial Cryptocurrency Mining operation described in this local law in the City of Plattsburgh in violation of the provisions of this Local Law shall be subject to, in addition to any penalties prescribed by state or local law, a civil penalty of not more than $1,000.00 for each day or part thereof during which such violation continues.

 

Colin Read

The Mayor of Plattsburgh

Bitmain to Reduce BTC Mining Hashrate by 88%

Total hashrate of Bitmain equipment used for mining on the SHA-256 is 237.29 PH\s; month ago it was 2072 PH/s
08 May 2019   245

The leading manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain in the past 30 days has reduced the hashrate of bitcoin mining by 88%. This is evidenced by data reporting, which the company publishes monthly.

As of May 7, the total hashrate of the equipment used by Bitmain for mining cryptocurrencies on the SHA-256 algorithm (Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash) is 237.29 PH/s.

Bitmain's Hashrate on Different Algorithms
Bitmain's Hashrate on Different Algorithms

At the same time, just a month ago, the volume of the respective capacities was 2072 PH/s.

Based in Beijing, Bitmain not only manufactures equipment that is popular among miners, but also mines cryptocurrency using its own resources. The company began to publish reports on the available mining facilities in July last year. At that time, the hashrate of SHA-256 equipment was 1692 PH/s.

By October 2018, the hashrate had risen to 2339 PH/s, but by March it had already dropped to 1700 PH/s. Against this background, the share of Bitmain's computational power in the total bitcoin hashrate decreased from 4% to 0.4%.

After the April BTC price recovery, the amount of computing power of Bitmain began to grow again. At the same time, the total hashrate of the first cryptocurrency network, which has updated the six-month maximum by the beginning of May, began to recover with confidence.