New York Governor Signs Law Partially Banning Bitcoin Mining on Fossil Fuels – Mining Bitcoin News

A moratorium on some crypto mining operations relying on carbon-based energy has been signed into law in New York. Businesses engaged in proof-of-work mining in the state will not be able to expand or renew their permits for the next two years as a result of the ban, which is likely to have consequences for … Read more

Mining Ban Sparks Negative Reactions From Iran’s Crypto Community – Mining Bitcoin News

The recently reintroduced seasonal ban on cryptocurrency mining has provoked backlash from the local crypto community. This week, the country’s power distribution company ordered miners to suspend activities citing electricity shortages during the hot summer months. Restrictions on Crypto Mining Are Ousting Iran From Global Coin Minting Industry, Critics Say After last year crypto miners … Read more

Wechat to Prohibit Accounts From Providing Some NFT and Crypto Services – Regulation Bitcoin News

Tencent’s Wechat intends to impose penalties on public accounts facilitating secondary trading of NFTs, a press report has revealed. Accounts offering transaction channels and guidance for cryptocurrencies have also been targeted by the new rule. Popular Chinese App to Impose Restrictions on NFT Trading Wechat, the instant messaging, social media, and mobile payment app developed … Read more

Bill to ban digital assets as payment passed the first reading in the Russian parliament

A bill that had been introduced a week ago to the State Duma, the lower chamber of Russian Parliament, made a swift passing through first reading. Should it become a law, it would prohibit using “digital financial actives” (DFA) to pay for goods or services.  As reported by local media on Tuesday, the bill, sponsored … Read more

Russian Parliament to Review Bill Prohibiting Crypto Payments – Regulation Bitcoin News

Legislation making it illegal to pay with cryptocurrencies has been filed with the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament. The sponsors of the bill want to task crypto platforms to prevent transactions that could facilitate payments with digital assets. Draft Law Banning Use of Cryptocurrency for Payments Submitted to Russian Parliament Russian lawmakers … Read more

Despite Criminalizing Mining, Abkhazia Uncovers Another Crypto Farm – Mining Bitcoin News

Even after introducing fines and criminal liability for cryptocurrency mining, Abkhazia continues to find underground facilities for digital currency extraction. This week, law enforcement officials have confiscated dozens of mining devices from an illegal crypto farm. Abkhazia Shuts Down Crypto Farm, Seizes Mining Hardware Police in Abkhazia have closed down another crypto mining installation in … Read more

China Backed Publication: Terra LUNA Crash Vindicates Country’s Ban on Crypto-Related Activities – Featured Bitcoin News

An op-ed article published in the state-backed Chinese publication Economic Daily, has suggested that the recent crash of the Terra blockchain’s LUNA and the de-pegging of the UST stablecoin vindicate the Asian country’s decision to ban crypto-related activities. In the article, the author names the interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the … Read more

Proposed Crypto Mining Ban in Norway Fails to Gain Support in Parliament – Mining Bitcoin News

A push to prohibit the energy-intensive proof-of-work mining of cryptocurrencies in Norway has been rejected by the majority of lawmakers. The ban had been suggested by the far-left Red Party which also didn’t win backing to raise an electricity tax for crypto miners. Norway Will Not Ban Bitcoin Mining The parliament of Norway has considered … Read more

Law Decoded: The difference between New York City and New York State, April 25-May 2

Last week, New York dominated crypto media headlines in very different ways. In New York State, the local Assembly voted in favor of the bill that would ban for two years any new mining operations that rely on proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanisms and use fossil fuel-generated energy.  A temporary moratorium, which could be extended after … Read more

Go green or go home? What the NY State mining moratorium could mean for crypto industry

On April 26, the State of New York put itself at the forefront of the regulatory struggle with crypto, as its Assembly voted for a two-year moratorium on crypto mining operations that use energy generated by fossil-fuel power plants. Depending on how one looks at it, this development could either signal a new alarming legislative … Read more