Iranian Government Seizes over 1,000 Bitcoin Mining Devices

The Iranian government has seized over 1,000 Bitcoin mining devices from two factories.

Iran Shutters Two Crypto Mining Farms Following Power Spike

News outfit Radio Free Europe has reported the seizure of roughly 1,000 bitcoin mining machines from two abandoned factories in Iran.

Crypto Mining Device Coinmine Now Offers Bitcoin Support

Coinmine, an entry-level crypto mining rig for hobbyists, now offers its users the option to be paid in bitcoin.

Trend Micro Detects Crypto-Mining Botnet Exploiting Android Devices

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has discovered a new crypto-mining botnet.

FINRA Fines, Suspends Investment Adviser Over Undeclared Mining Activities

FINRA has suspended and fined an investment adviser over undeclared cryptocurrency mining activities.

Pan-African Insurer Announces It Will Not Insure Equipment for Crypto Mining

Pan-African insurance company Old Mutual revealed it will not insure machines utilized for cryptocurrency mining.

Iran’s Energy Minister Says Crypto Miners’ Electricity Shouldn’t Be Subsidized

Cryptocurrency miners in Iran could witness spike in electricity bills if Iran’s Energy Minister gets his way.

Looking Into Western China’s Illegal Mining Camps

Some illegal mining camps have been constructed in Western China.

Hackers Breach Over 50,000 Servers to Mine Crypto Using Sophisticated Tools

Hackers have breached more than 50,000 servers across the world to mine digital currencies employing uncommonly sophisticated tools.

Chinese Authorities Investigate Illegal Bitcoin Mining Farms at Hydro Plants

Chinese authorities are reportedly probing into illegal Bitcoin mining farms built at hydropower stations.

Australian Gov’t Worker Caught Using Office Equipment to Mine Crypto

Authorities say the contractor made AU$9,000 (around $6,200) from his illicit mining operation.

Firefox Browser’s New Update Includes Option to Block Crypto Mining Scripts

Mozilla has rolled out an update for its Firefox browser that supports a feature to block cryptocurrency mining scripts on websites.

Dutch Man Arrested for Bitcoin Mining Fraud Worth Over $2.2M

A bitcoin mining fraud worth more than €2 million ($2.2 million) has led to the arrest of a 33-year-old man in the Netherlands.

Honeyminer Desktop Mining App Now Available on MacOS

The decision to expand the app’s functionality to cover Mac users was predicated by user demand.

Fundamental Labs is Investing $44M in New Bitcoin Miners

Fundamental Labs will invest $44 million in top-of-the-line Bitcoin miners.