After ZYRO, OKEx Lists RIO as Second Jumpstart Mining Project

OKEx, one of the popular crypto exchange platforms recently introduced staking capability to its blockchain project accelerator platform OKEx Jumpstart. The platform kicked off about a week ago by listing ZYRO as the first mining project, which is now followed by Realio Network’s RIO token. The OKEx Jumpstart Mining of RIO officially went live on September 15, at 12 PM UTC, with spot trading of the token enabled the following day at 9 AM UTC. OKB token holders can start staking the OKB to mine RIO for 14 days from…

This crypto mining operator was named Bitmain’s sole North American cooperative repair center

Crypto mining operator Core Scientific is set to become the first North American cooperative repair center for major crypto mining hardware manufacturer, Bitmain. According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph, the company will offer repair services for Bitmain’s machines. The company says that this will reduce costs associated with shipping hardware to Asia, and curtail the time it takes to fix Bitmain’s proprietary hardware. Core Scientific will also be able to perform repairs on out-of-warranty machines, with engineers certified by the Bitmain’s Ant Training Academy. Speaking with Cointelegraph, Taras Kulyk,…

Pool-X Launches BurningDrop, Supporting KTSt Genesis Mining

On September 16, 2020, KuCoin, an IDG-backed crypto exchange, announced that its Pool-X platform has launched the BurningDrop program and will provide services for the Kratos Genesis token (KTSt) Distribution. Users can join the KTSt Genesis Mining via Pool-X. From 20:00:00 on September 16, 2020, to 20:00:00 on September 24, 2020 (UTC+8), users can get KTSt via BurningDrop and improve their computing power by burning POL, the native token of Pool-X. All KTSt mining rewards will be distributed at one time on September 25. As KuChain’s testnet, Kratos is a…

Philippines SEC warns of ‘cloud mining’ Ponzi related to Bitcoin Vault

The Philippines SEC has released an official warning about Bitcoin (BTC) “cloud mining” company Mining City, advising the public to steer clear of the scheme and others like it. Despite the official condemnation, the price of a related cryptocurrency is on the rise. The warning describes the company as an unlicensed entity in the country and said it was not functioning “in accordance with guidelines for virtual currency exchanges,” stating: “The aforementioned scheme used by Mining City clearly shows an indication of a possible Ponzi scheme in which new investor…

Crypto mining and remote work drive GPU sales boom in Russia

Graphic cards’ sales in Russia are surging amid an increase in remote work as well as the apparent growth in cryptocurrency mining, a new report says. According to several local retailers like Citilink and Svyaznoy, crypto mining-related sales of graphic cards in Russia notably surged in August 2020, Kommersant reported on Sept. 14. Alexey Rusakov, an executive at local tech distributor Citilink, told Kommersant that sales from mining-enabled graphic cards have spiked 49% in August. This comes in line with a two-fold increase in sales by tech giant Nvidia on a year-on-year…

OKEx Jumpstart Mining Opens New Revenue Generation Avenues for OKB Holders, ZYRO Becomes First Staking Project

OKEx Jumpstart, the cryptocurrency project accelerator operated by global crypto spot and derivatives exchange OKEx now supports mining on its platform. According to the announcement, the feature will allow OKB token holders to stake their tokens 14 days before the listing of a new Jumpstart project for a chance to gain rewards and staking incentives. For this new project slated to be launched on Jumpstart, users can stake their tokens two weeks before the launch and fulfill a 24-hour waiting period before they can start trading. Designed to offer high…

‘Exclusive mining’ could have negative implications for the Blockchain industry, say experts

Dr. Elias Strehle of the Blockchain Research Lab and Lennar Ante of the University of Hamburg recently warned that blockchain nodes engaging in exclusive mining “have no incentive to forward new transactions to their peers.” They speculated that crypto miners may instead be incentivized to keep transactions confidential “in the hope of being the only one who can earn the associated transaction fees.” Exclusive mining, which is a type of collusion between a transaction initiator and a single miner or pool, uses private channels to confirm transactions rather than broadcasting…

Binance takes on DeFi with Uniswap competitor and liquidity mining

Crypto exchange giant Binance is delving deeper into the world of DeFi-style products with its latest offering, an automated market maker called Binance Liquid Swap. Aimed directly at Uniswap and its clones, Binance will launch an AMM liquidity pool that allows users to provide liquidity by depositing tokens. Just like the world’s most popular decentralized exchange, Binance Liquid Swap will also enable users to earn interest in addition to a cut of the trading fees for the pool. It’s the first AMM pool product on a centralized exchange and will…