La Russie a importé son plus grand lot de mineurs de bitcoin

10. Februar 2021

Un client inconnu en Russie a empilé 20 000 mineurs de Bitcoin sur l’un des sites de BitRiver en Sibérie.

La Russie aurait importé des milliers d’appareils

La Russie aurait importé des milliers d’appareils d’extraction de devises cryptographiques dans le cadre d’une augmentation massive du marché de la cryptographie.

Un cadre supérieur de BitRiver, le plus grand fournisseur de services de colocation de crypto-mines en Russie, a affirmé qu’un client local avait reçu plus de 20 000 dispositifs de crypto-mines, rapporte l’agence de presse russe Kommersant le 10 février.

Le fondateur et PDG de BitRiver, Igor Runets, a déclaré que la puissance totale d’extraction du matériel importé s’élevait à 70 MWh, ce qui constituerait le plus grand lot de matériel de crypto-minage en Russie. Runets a déclaré que le matériel a été livré en décembre 2020 et a été immédiatement mis en place pour l’exploitation minière de Bitcoin (BTC) à Bratsk – une ville de Russie qui possède l’une des plus grandes centrales hydroélectriques du pays.

Un porte-parole de BitRiver a déclaré à Cointelegraph

Runets a noté que les plates-formes minières ont été importées d’Asie. Un porte-parole de BitRiver a déclaré à Cointelegraph que la société ne peut divulguer ni le nom du client russe ni le pays exact qui a exporté le matériel. Le représentant a ajouté que le centre de données minières était établi sur l’un des sites de BitRiver.

BitRiver n’a pas divulgué le type exact de crypto-mineurs importés. Selon Kommersant, le prix du lot importé se situait entre 40 et 60 millions de dollars.

Bien que la Russie ait adopté sa loi sur la cryptographie „sur les actifs financiers numériques“ en janvier 2021, il existe un certain niveau d’incertitude sur l’exploitation de la cryptographie dans le pays car la loi ne fournit pas un cadre réglementaire clair pour l’industrie. En septembre 2020, les autorités locales ont même proposé d’interdire aux mineurs russes de recevoir un paiement pour l’exploitation de la cryptographie.

Another record high for Ethereum!

7. Februar 2021

Another record high for Ethereum! But can ETH break $2,000 already?

Ethereum hit another record high yesterday as traders weighed limited supply against the euphoria surrounding the launch of Ether futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange next week.

The second-largest cryptocurrency nearly reached $1,700 for the first time in history after nearly 11 months of rallying that saw its price rise more than 1,750 percent since last March. The gain appeared to be part of a broader bullish trend in the cryptocurrency market that has The News Spy seen many, including Bitcoin, AAVE and UniSwap, rise to their all-time highs.

Broadly speaking, market interest has risen after institutional investors began putting their capital into the bitcoin market – believing that the benchmark cryptocurrency would act as their hedge against inflation caused by the Federal Reserve’s ultra-loose policies and the US government’s expansionary stimulus programmes.

Traders become investors/yield hunters

Retail investors also turned to Bitcoin as they increased their bets in the alternative cryptocurrency markets. Ethereum benefited due to its positive correlation with the top cryptocurrency. A spate of bullish fundamentals, including Ethereum’s shift from an energy-intensive proof-of-work protocol to a revenue-friendly proof-of-stake mechanism, also helped drive its prices higher.

As a result, traders are already showing signs of becoming long-term investors and expect the Ethereum price to reach US$2,000 in the coming sessions. This has been highlighted by reports of a massive outflow of Ether from all cryptocurrency exchanges.

As a result, there are now fewer tokens in active circulation, creating a liquidity crisis as demand increases.

„Ethereum is increasingly locked into DeFi (Decentralised Finance) protocols, while investors are also moving Ethereum into their own personal cold storage to hold it for the long term,“ explains Simon Peters, an analyst at online investment platform eToro, for example.

And:

„It is clear that this diminishing supply is quickly feeding into the price. As institutions are expected to increase their positions, we expect the price of Ethereum to rise from here,“ says Peters.

Ethereum futures

Meanwhile, the CME’s decision to launch Ethereum futures next Monday is also acting as a tailwind for the cryptocurrency’s uptrend.

„The listing of Ethereum futures on a regulated exchange should serve to improve the structure of the crypto market by providing investors with exposure to the second most valuable cryptocurrency as a diversifier to Bitcoin or simply to hedge existing Ethereum exposure,“ JPMorgan analysts said in their note to clients.

Nonetheless, the bank warned of an imminent downward correction after the launch of Ethereum futures, blaming it on the tendency of physical holders to hedge their exposures.

Technical chartists see it differently. Many of them comment that ETH/USD is on track to reach $2,000 – based on fractal structures adopted from the bitcoin market.

BTC/USD has reached $42,000 almost two months after hitting its previous all-time high at $20,000.

„So far ETH is mimicking the BTC move,“ comments Scott Melker, host of the WOAS podcast Ethereum’s Price Action (Go to Buy Ethereum Guide). His conclusion:

„All-time high, consolidate for about two weeks, breakout with strength.“