Hydro-Quebec Considers Halting Mining Operations During Winter (news.bitcoin.com)

The migration of cryptocurrency miners to hydro-power abundant Quebec has been received cautiously lately, following an initial period over-exuberance on the part of local officials. The future for Quebec’s mining industry has since encountered a number of hurdles, from the province’s ability to supply power during the dry winter season to the often overlooked environmental tolls of producing hydropower.
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Hydro-Quebec Turns Down New Applications for Crypto Mining Operations (news.bitcoin.com)

The premier of the Canadian province of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, has temporarily halted the approval of new mining operations partnering with the province’s state-owned power company, Hydro-Quebec.
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Nasdaq-Listed Marathon Begins Bitcoin Mining Operations, Stock Up 32%

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:MARA), today announced that it has commenced bitcoin mining at a new facility in Quebec, Canada. Investors seems to greatly approve of this development as the stock is up 32% as of the time of writing a couple of hours after market open. Marathon revealed that it …
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Nasdaq-Listed Marathon Begins Bitcoin Mining Operations, Stock Up 32% (news.bitcoin.com)

Traditional stock investors have just gotten another avenue for indirect exposure to the bitcoin market. A Nasdaq exchange listed former patent management company, Marathon, has changed its focus to ASIC mining and today started producing bitcoin.
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Calvin Ayre Launching Bitcoin Cash Mining Operations (news.bitcoin.com)

Online gambling entrepreneur and billionaire Calvin Ayre has announced his next business venture to be cryptocurrency mining operations. According to Ayre the mining facility will dedicate its hashpower to the bitcoin cash blockchain only.
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Bitcoin Illegal in Nepal? Police Arrest Seven Individuals for Trading Operations (news.bitcoin.com)

This week seven individuals were arrested for running illegal bitcoin exchange operations in Nepal. According to Nepal’s Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), the suspects were trading bitcoins without authorization and the agency’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Jeevan Kumar Shrestha says this is one of the first cryptocurrency arrests of this magnitude.
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A Phone Call From SEC Pressures ICO Startup to Close Operations and Refund (news.bitcoin.com)

According to a blog post from a blockchain-based organization called Protostarr, the company had a recent phone call with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and had to shut its token sale operations down. Further, the startup plans to refund its investors by sending the ethereum funds raised back to the original addresses.
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