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Antminer bitcoin mining rigs displayed at Consensus 2021 (Christie Harkin/CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Mining Is Cool Again; We Can Thank Africa, Prudence and Growing Hashrate for That
It has been a tough year for crypto mining industry, but the industry is primed for a rebound soon.
Antminer bitcoin mining rigs displayed at Consensus 2021 (Christie Harkin/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: A Bitfarms mining facility in Washington state, U.S. (Eliza Gkritsi/CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Mining's Sustainable Electricity Mix May Be Declining, Says Cambridge University Research Organization
The CCAF uses publicly available data to run a theoretical model to estimate the environmental footprint of bitcoin mining.
CDCROP: A Bitfarms mining facility in Washington state, U.S. (Eliza Gkritsi/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Stack of cash $100 dollar bills (Shutterstock)
'Sustainable' GRNGrid Blockchain Gets $50M From Investment Firm GEM Digital
GRNGrid is a more environmentally friendly layer 1 tailored to decentralized finance.
CDCROP: Stack of cash $100 dollar bills (Shutterstock)

More pressure promised on Bitcoin's energy usage (Anne Nygard/Unsplash)
Environmental Groups to Spend Another $1M on Ads for Bitcoin Code Change After the Merge
The "Change the Code, Not the Climate" campaign is upping its efforts following Ethereum's switch to proof of stake.
More pressure promised on Bitcoin's energy usage (Anne Nygard/Unsplash)

EU Parliament
EU Lawmakers Vote Down Green Crypto Mining Study
The Green Party had pushed for research into mining techniques after failing to impose restrictions on bitcoin-style proof-of-work
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Mining rigs in Plattsburgh, NY. (Fran Velasquez/CoinDesk)
Why Bit Digital Is Expanding Into Canada
Bit Digital Chief Strategy Officer Samir Tabar joined CoinDesk TV’s “All About Bitcoin,” to discuss the mining company’s bid to increase hosting capacity in Canada.
Mining rigs in Plattsburgh, NY. (Fran Velasquez/CoinDesk)

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US Congressional Group ‘Disturbed’ by Crypto Mining Energy Usage
The six Democratic lawmakers found that seven large crypto miners consume enough energy to power all the households in Houston, Texas.
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U.S. lawmakers are debating what the government should do about crypto mining. (Getty Images)
Republicans Seek to Counter Effort to Curtail Crypto Mining
The word of caution comes after Democrats warned a top environmental official in April about harms of digital assets mining.
U.S. lawmakers are debating what the government should do about crypto mining. (Getty Images)

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Crypto News Roundup for June 9, 2022
With bitcoin’s price defending the $30K level, plus a look at how some environmentalists want to change the original cryptocurrency’s code, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.
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New York Mining 'Ban' Is a Green Opportunity
The state’s possible moratorium on new carbon-based mining could be seen as an opportunity.
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