Warming homes with crypto-heat, Russian style

And now for something just a little bit different… Two entrepreneurs in Irkutsk, Russia, have started using the heat produced by cryptocurrency mining to heat homes. Ilya Frolov and Dmitry Tolmachyov have connected their so-called ‘cryptofarm’ to an underfloor...

Bitcoin worried by new rivals entering market

The Scaling Bitcoin conference has acknowledged that devotees of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency are now competing with a wide array of rivals. Bitcoin holders are concerned that the new opportunities afforded by other crypto assets could harm the...

Argentina futures market eyes cryptocurrency portfolio

Argentina, notably quick to adopt bitcoin, could be one of the first nations to offer investment products featuring cryptocurrencies. El Mercado de Termino de Rosario, also known as Rofex, is considering offering services for investors which would include an exposure...

Bitcoin charges through $6,500 barrier

Bitcoin has started November in fine shape, up almost 2% compared to Tuesday’s closing valuation to hit record highs well in excess of $6,500. Wednesday’s all-time peaks follow hot on the heels of a strong recent period for the most well-known...