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Québec Allocates 300 MW Energy Quota for Crypto Mining

Québec, the resource-rich Canadian province, has made up its mind about cryptocurrency mining. Régie de l’énergie, the region’s energy regulator, has rendered its decision on the blockchain sector and lifted the moratorium on electricity supplies. An additional 300 MW of energy will be allocated to…

Will Belarus Be the First Country With Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining?

Cryptocurrency mining has lost some of its profitability during the prolonged bear market of the past year. However, not all investors are short-sighted. Belarus, for example, is not giving up on its intentions to develop the digital economy, of which the crypto space is a…

US Department of Energy Progresses With Blockchain Power Plant Security Research

The partnership research scheme with Taekion is entering its second phase, focusing on blockchain’s role in preventing cyberattacks. A blockchain project sponsored by the United States government aiming to bolster power plant security has entered its second phase, participants confirmed in a press release on…

Montana County Adopts Regulation Requiring Crypto Miners to Use Renewable Energy

The United States county of Missoula, in Montana, has adopted previously discussed regulation of cryptocurrency mining. The United States county of Missoula, in the state of Montana, has adopted regulation for cryptocurrency mining, local media outlet the Missoulian reports on April 5. Per the report, the…

Report: Crypto Miner Hut 8 Lays Off More Staff

Hut 8 crypto mining, which runs a joint venture in Alberta with Bitfury, has reportedly laid off more staff. Canadian Bitcoin (BTC) mining  firm Hut 8 has reportedly laid off employees at its facilities in the province of Alberta, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reports…

Austria’s Largest Energy Provider Develops Blockchain Fridge With Bosch

Wien Energie has announced their new blockchain fridge, developed with Bosch, as part of a sustainable energy consumption experiment. Austria’s largest energy provider, Wien Energie, has developed a blockchain-driven fridge in partnership with tech giant Bosch, Cointelegraph’s correspondent reported from the ANON Blockchain Summit Austria.…

Russian Gas Giant Gazprom to Use Blockchain in Gas Supply Agreements

Russia’s state-owned gas giant Gazprom introduced its blockchain project for automated gas supply agreements. The Russian prime minister has welcomed an initiative to use blockchain in agreements over gas supplies by the country’s state-owned gas giant Gazprom, local finance news outlet Vestifinance reports on April…

Largest Austrian Energy Provider Debuts DLT-Based E-Car Charger

Major Austrian energy provider Wien Energie is exploring the use of DLT for electric car charging stations. Wien Energie, the largest energy provider in Austria, has announced a charger for electric cars based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) in a press release on March 28.…

Top US Energy Provider Ameren Eyes Blockchain Promise in Clean Energy Boost

Ameren has partnered with engineering company Opus One Solutions to test a so-called Transactive Energy Marketplace. Major United States energy firm Ameren and Canadian software engineering and solutions company Opus One Solutions will explore the potential use of blockchain technology. The participants announced the news…