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Crypto Mining Could Bring Russia $1B in Taxes, Report Suggests

Using its excess energy generating capacity to mine cryptocurrencies, Russia can increase its budget receipts by more than $1 billion dollars in annual tax revenue. The estimate comes from a report that also calls for the establishment of a Russian crypto valley.   Also read: Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto

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More Decentralization and Greater Efficiency

 The association between blockchains and energy is usually a negative one. “The Bitcoin blockchain is so wasteful of electricity,” or so the argument goes, “that it would push global warming to dangerous levels if it were ever used on a massive scale.” Research published in the influential journal Nature

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Abkhazia Temporarily Shuts Down 15 Mining Farms

Authorities in Abkhazia have cut off 15 mining facilities from the territory’s electrical grid. The short-term measure is meant to alleviate power shortages during the cold winter months. The operators of the farms have fully cooperated with the local electric utility. Also read: Two Mining Companies Among Georgia’s Major

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Two Mining Companies Among Georgia’s Major Electricity Consumers

Two companies mining cryptocurrencies have topped a list of the largest consumers of electricity in Georgia. In this crypto-friendly nation, however, that’s not necessarily a sin or a disadvantage. Energy-intensive enterprises in the Caucasian country purchase the power they need at wholesale prices. Also read: Huobi and Major Russian

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