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Chinese firm building 135MW bitcoin data centre

Chinese bitcoin mining firm Bitmain, manufacturers of the Antminer series of bitcoin miners, has announced that it is building a massive 45-building solar-powered data centre complex in China. The complex, which will be capable of pulling 135 megawatts of power placing it at #3 of the most powerful data centres in the world, will operate… Read More

Japanese to pay utility bills using bitcoin

Japanese citizens will soon be able to pay their utility bills using bitcoin. The facility is being provided by Coincheck Denki, a new service offered by the Japanese bitcoin company, which will be available to users in November. Coincheck outlined the new plan on its website. Also called ‘Coincheck Electricity’, it will allow users to… Read More

Beyond the electricity-guzzling, ‘failed’ blockchain experiment

A Chinese researcher has proposed a new cryptocurrency system which, unlike Bitcoin, does not use a blockchain, and suggests that Bitcoin is a ‘failed’ experiment which encourages excessive energy consumption in an ‘impossible’ pursuit of genuine decentralisation. In the paper Noncentralized Cryptocurrency with No Blockchain, Qian Xiaochao suggests that a second stab at Bitcoin’s ambitions… Read More

United Pharmacies introduces Bitcoin payment method

United Pharmacies, an online drugs seller with global reach, is now offering a discount to customers who pay for their medicine using the virtual currency Bitcoin. United Pharmacies, which opened for business five years ago and ships more than 100,000 orders annually, has added Bitcoin to its selection of payment methods and is offering customers 10%… Read More

Bitcoin startup seeks to transform Caribbean economy

Caricoin, a UK-based bitcoin startup, has just introduced a bitcoin wallet app targeted at the Caribbean market. Created in conjunction with blockchain security platform BitGo, Caricoin seeks to provide users with an alternative to traditional banking services which are difficult or impossible for many customers in the Caribbean to access. In a recent press release… Read More