Pantera Leads $18M Round for Rift’s Liquidity Mining Alternative

DAOs, which are organized around a core mission and shared treasury, often issue tokens for governance and utility purposes, and also use the tokens to incentivize user deposits, a process called liquidity mining. Critics have said that liquidity mining offers imperfect incentivization and attracts temporary “farmers” who soak up the rewards and leave when the well runs dry. Author: Brandy Betz Source link

Crypto Mining Stocks Rally as Bitcoin Surges Past $44,000

The publicly traded miners, both large and small, have rebounded in February as the price of bitcoin has started to rebound after hitting a 2022 low of around $33,000 in January. Marathon Digital (MARA), one of the largest miners, has risen almost 30% since hitting its Jan. 27 low. Meanwhile, Core Scientific (CORZ), which went public earlier this year and has one of the highest hashrates in the industry, has risen more than 50% since its Jan. 21 low. However, both stocks are still a long way from the peaks…

Profitability makes crypto mining more expensive in Argentina

China’s crackdown on mining has led miners to search for other countries to continue their operations. Promises of reduced costs led some to Argentina. However, the country’s government has now applied new rates for crypto miners in the province of Tierra del Fuego. Argentina’s Energy Secretary of the Ministry of Economy published and announced resolution 40/2022, eliminating the energy government subsidies for crypto mining energy usage. The new rates make mining in the country up to four times more expensive than it used to be. According to the resolution, the hourly…

The Battle to Change How the IRS Taxes Mining and Staking

Two Tezos stakers sued the IRS to get back taxes paid on property they say they created through staking. The IRS offered to pay them back but didn’t commit to clear policy guidance. The stakers will now continue the suit, and they’re being backed by the Proof of Stake Alliance. NLW also examines a new bill that would eliminate taxes on bitcoin transactions with capital gains under $200. Author: Nathaniel Whittemore Source link

New York gubernatorial candidate calls for moratorium on proof-of-work mining

With roughly nine months until major federal and state elections, New York State gubernatorial candidate Jumaane Williams is making crypto mining an issue in his campaign, criticizing the lack of regulatory clarity. Speaking to climate activists and protestors at Seneca Lake in upstate New York on Monday, Williams called on current Governor Kathy Hochul to deny permits for proof-of-work crypto mining firms seeking to operate in the state, citing potential environmental concerns as well as any “harmful” economic impact. The gubernatorial candidate cited China’s crackdown on proof-of-work miners to back…

Bitcoin mining network accounts for 0.08% of world’s CO2 production

In a new report published by CoinShares on Monday, the firm estimated that the Bitcoin (BTC) mining network emitted 42 megatons, or Mt, (1Mt = 1 million tons) of carbon dioxide, or CO2, in 2021. In context, the number amounts to less than 0.08% of the world’s total emissions of 49,360 Mts of CO2 in the same year. CoinShares came to such figures using a variety of estimates regarding the efficiency of the Bitcoin network, its energy use, hardware, etc., on a global scale. As a result, it may not…