Russia Expands Its Crypto Mining Capacity, Report Reveals – Mining Bitcoin News

The total capacity of crypto mining facilities in Russia has been increasing in the past year, despite the market downturn and sanctions, according to a survey of leading operators. Depressed prices of mining equipment and stronger interest from domestic customers have been identified as major factors for the trend. Miners Prepare for Growth as Total Capacity of Crypto Farms in Russia Reaches 500 MW The capacity of Russian mining farms has exceeded 500 megawatts (MW) at the end 2022, according to results from a poll among established industry players published…

UK is ‘likely’ to need digital currency, says BoE and Treasury: Report

The Bank of England (BoE) and Treasury believes the United Kingdom is likely to need to create a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by 2030, according to a Telegraph report on Feb. 4.  The “digital pound” roadmap is set to be introduced next week, a government source told the newspaper. Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe is scheduled to give an update on the BoE’s work on the CDBC on Feb. 7 “On the basis of our work to date, the Bank of England and HM Treasury judge that it is likely…

FTX-tied townhouse in Washington DC unlisted: Report

A property linked to Sam Bankman-Fried’s political spending was pulled off the market by the seller as a sign of “good faith” after being linked to FTX customer funds, the Wall Street Journal reported. The townhouse – located a few blocks from the United States Capitol, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood – is owned by Guarding Against Pandemics, a nonprofit organization established by Gabriel Bankman-Fried, brother of the bankrupt exchange’s former CEO. In court filings from January, FTX’s new management claimed that customer funds were misappropriated to purchase the property…

Kazakhstan’s digital currency in pilot stage, per Binance, National Bank joint report

The National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) has launched a digital tenge pilot project, according to a report published jointly by the bank and Binance on Feb. 3. The report looked at global approaches to digital asset regulation, the digital asset industry and decentralized finance (DeFi) in Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States in particular.  In his introduction to the report, NBK Deputy governor Berik Sholpankupov wrote about the bank’s vision of a “collaboration between Traditional Finance and DeFi” that could increase financial inclusion and support international trade. He…

Alphabet Q4 2022 Financial Report Shows Earnings Miss as YouTube Struggles

Alphabet posted a less-than-savory Q4 2022 report that reflects the current tech downswing and looming recession.  Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) recently posted its Q4 2022 results, which showed earnings miss on its top and bottom lines. As a result, the tech giant’s stock slid nearly 4% in the after-hours session, eroding some of its 7.28% earlier gains. Alphabet Q4 2022 Results by the Numbers On Thursday, Alphabet reported a revenue haul of $76.05 billion versus the markedly higher $76.53 billion analysts expected. In addition, the California-headquartered multinational also posted fourth-quarter earnings per…

Silvergate faces DOJ investigation over FTX and Alameda dealings: Report

Crypto bank Silvergate is reportedly being probed by the United States Department of Justice fraud unit over its involvement with the bankrupt FTX exchange and its affiliates. The probe is investigating Silvergate’s hosting of accounts linked to former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s businesses, according to a Feb. 3 report by Bloomberg, which cited “people familiar with the matter.” The California-based crypto bank is not accused of any crime, but investigators are attempting to discover how deep the dealings with FTX and Alameda went. Silvergate was heavily impacted by the collapse…