Poloniex supports sanctions against Russia

Poloniex supports sanctions against Russia by the termination of services to the Russian citizens
21 August 2017   3805

Poloniex, one if the biggest and most influential cryptocurrency exchanges, has updated its terms of use. Among the other provisions in paragraph one, there are now a couple of sentences which, in fact, support sanctions against Russia by the termination of services to the Russian citizens.

Poloniex Terms Of Use  Poloniex Terms Of Use 

The Poloniex customers from Russia claim that this problem is serious. They indeed now have to withdraw their funds as they begin to receive the emails:

Poloniex emails Russian users Poloniex emails Russian users

How this will affect the financial position of the exchange (as Russian miners and traders are quite active) and its reputation, remains to be seen.

Notably, not only Russia will be affected, but also other embargoed countries among which are also Crimea (region of Ukraine), North Korea and others. 

Giant Mining Solar Powered Farm to Created in California

Plouton Mining will allocate solar panels on 49 acres and it's planned they should generate about 10-13 megawatts per day, working for an average of 12 hours
26 June 2019   56

Plouton Mining, a subsidiary of Plouton Group Holding, intends to open the largest Bitcoin farm in North America for mining, whose operations will be provided by solar energy. To this end, the firm chose a territory in the western part of the Mojave Desert, California.

Plouton Mining will place solar panels on 49 acres: they should generate about 10-13 megawatts per day, working for an average of 12 hours. The company stressed that Western Mojave receives sunlight for 70% of the year.

The company will also sign the necessary contracts with local electricity suppliers in order to operate the farm in the absence of solar radiation.

Meanwhile, the bitcoin hashrate has again updated the historical maximum at 66.666 EX / s.