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How miners use solar energy for cryptocurrency mining, saving 75%

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The energy of the Sun, if used in the mining of cryptocurrency , reduces the cost of electricity by 75% – said the owner of the mining company in Sweden, Christian Ander. According to him, the solar panels installed on the roof of his house have become a real boon in terms of managing the cost of Bitcoin mining, when its cost is almost five times less than the historical maximum for this cryptocurrency.

Ander says that he has a double benefit: the energy of the Sun for the needs of his household, and not just for mining. He also explained why such savings were achieved: when buying kW of energy from the grid, the consumer inevitably pays various taxes and fees, which the supplier includes. If you "mine" solar energy, then this article is no waste.

In Sweden, an additional impetus to the use of solar panels appeared following the decision of Stockholm to abolish the need to pay the appropriate building license from August 1, 2018 – this practice had previously caused dissatisfaction among local residents, who were first recommended by the authorities to install such equipment, and then began to charge, including retrospectively.

In the United States, the largest cryptocurrency market in the world, the prospects for using solar energy in mining are also great. Currently, solar energy is an industry that "weighs" $ 28 billion and gives about 1% of all electricity in the country.

In both Sweden and the United States, over the past four years, the volume of capacity that is engaged in the extraction of such energy has increased two and a half times. It draws attention that China is one of the main producers of solar panels in the world: 80% of such equipment, which is then installed in the United States, is imported.

According to a CoinShares study , the share of renewable energy sources, including the Sun, accounts for about 80% of all electricity consumed in the production of cryptocurrencies.

Meanwhile, a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, published on March 14, showed that corporation analysts believe that the issue is not so simple. In their opinion, the use of alternative energy sources for mining Bitcoin still does not solve the issue of excessive consumption of electricity, which can be solved by, for example, changing the protocol for achieving a concessus on the network.

Date of publication: 16.03.2019
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OKEx is going to launch futures on Tron on May 20,

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OKEx Crypto Exchange announced the launch of futures contracts for Tron (TRX). A new financial product will appear on the trading platform already on May 20 at 10:00 Moscow time.

Justin Sun, CEO of the Tron Foundation, said that with the launch of the OKEx futures platform on the TRX, the number of transactions with a digital coin will reach 15 million per day. Note that on the eve of the network appeared information that the daily number of users of the platform of decentralized applications from Tron reached 100 thousand, exceeding the achievements of Ethereum and EOS.

The Tron project token currently occupies the 11th position in the cryptocurrency rating in terms of market capitalization. Recently, TRX was listed on the P2PB2B crypto exchange, and the number of smart contracts in the Tron-blockchain reached almost a thousand.

OKEx futures will be settled on a weekly, fortnightly, and quarterly basis. The maximum allowable shoulder size for this derivative is 20x. The new tool will combine data for the TRX / BTC pair, taking into account the performance of three crypto-exchanges – Binance, Huobi, OKEx.

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By the way, this week the team Tron left Lucien Chen, technical director of the project. He explained his departure to the fact that TRX is no longer decentralized, now Chen is going to develop his own project, the Volume Network (VOL), which will strive to achieve the goals that were moved to the Tron Foundation.

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The Central Bank of Great Britain for the first time recognized the huge potential of Bitcoin

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For the first time, a representative of the Central Bank of Great Britain commented positively on cryptocurrency and Bitcoin , in particular.

For a long time, the British financial regulator spoke extremely negatively about Bitcoin and doubted its reliability as a form of capital preservation.

For example, at the end of April, the Deputy Head of the Office for Markets and Financial Affairs of the Central Bank of the Kingdom, Dave Ramsden, reaffirmed the negative attitude of the regulator to the cryptosphere.

However, this week, the chief economist of the British Central Bank Andrew Haldane, during his speech to the students for the first time, acknowledged not only reliability, but also the gigantic prospects of Bitcoin. In his opinion, the largest cryptocurrency will be able to completely replace cash in the next 20-30 years.

Haldane said that he was following the development of the cryptocurrency industry and was aware of the existence of thousands of coins. Nevertheless, despite the fact that for the first time one of the influential employees of the British Central Bank noted the growing value of Bitcoin, the position of the regulator’s management is unlikely to change anytime soon, analysts say.

But it is quite possible that, following the chief economist, many other senior officials of the Central Bank will reconsider their position, and this will create conditions for the British Bitcoin regulator to be fully recognized as a reliable payment instrument.

Publication date 19/05/2019
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OKEx Exchange will launch TRON

OKEx cryptocurrency exchange announced the launch of TRON (TRX) cryptocurrency futures. TRON (TRX) futures trading will be available from 08:00 May 20, 2019 (CET, UTC + 1). Details as follows: https: //t.co/344ykd3iGi – OKEx (@OKEx) 17 May 2019 p. The new financial instrument will be available for trading on Monday, May 20. The following are the specifications of the TRON futures: […]

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OKEx cryptocurrency exchange announced the launch of TRON (TRX) cryptocurrency futures.

The new financial instrument will be available for trading on Monday, May 20. The following are the TRON futures specifications:

Derivatives calculations will be made on a weekly, fortnightly and quarterly basis. The maximum possible shoulder size of this futures is 20x. The instrument will be based on data on the TRX / BTC currency pair from OKEx, Huobi and Binance exchanges.

OKEx also reported that more than 557 million OKB tokens were purchased and burned this week. Since the start of the program (May 4, 2019), more than 1 million native tokens of the exchange have been destroyed.

Recall the other day TRON support announced Opera browser.

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