New York will place 180,000 ASIC-miners in an abandoned factory 182

New York will place 180,000 ASIC-miners in an abandoned factory

The state authorities of New York approved the placement of miners for a creation of Bitcoin at an abandoned smeltery in Massena.

They will also provide with 15 megawatts of hydroelectric power for the Coinmint cloud mining service. According to the project, the distribution of power will contribute to the investment of $ 165 million.

According to local media reports, the main reason for the Bitcoin mining business in this area is the way to offer cheap electricity. The authorities of New York intend to use such opportunities to improve local economy and create 150 new jobs.

New York State was previously not known for its involvement or openness to cryptocurrency mining, that title traditionally belonging to Washington State with its cheap electricity.

“That’s been one of our main marketing points is that we have cheap reliable power,” Massena town supervisor Steven O’Shaughnessy countered to WWNYTV.

“It would be good for Massena. I think they are highly technical jobs. We’re definitely going to look forward to something like that”.

It is planned that the new object will work on a 24 hours basis. Coinmint intends to hire 75 full-time employees in 2018 and 75 in 2019. The number of jobs will include security officers, IT professionals, electricians and maintenance personnel with an average annual salary of $ 46,000.

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The UN Will Cooperate With the IOTA to Increase the Productivity of its Work 826

The UN Will Cooperate With the IOTA to Increase the Productivity of its Work

The UN branch, called the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), will work with the IOTA to improve the management of UN records using the distributed IOTA open-source ledger.

The announcement of the partnership came out on Tuesday, the 22nd of May. The co-founder of IOTA Dominik Schiener supported the idea of ​​cooperation by saying:

“We are thrilled to begin working together with UNOPS and to tackle current and future challenges together. The IOTA Foundation is fully committed to putting the IOTA Tangle to work on behalf of important humanitarian and development causes.”

The technology is going to advance administering and validating important documents, provide a real-time transaction system. The goal of the project is to include all connected devices by checking the accuracy and transactional calculations that contribute to the development of these devices in order to provide their properties and data in real time, which is one of the features why the UN chose IOTA for cooperation.

The special adviser on the blockchain technology at UNOPS, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, said that the ledger can work with batteries or alternative charging methods, which can be very useful for territories that do not have constant access to the Internet or even electricity.

As this collaboration will become a kind of experiment, Yamamoto is not sure how long it will take to fully implement the IOTA technology. He said that it depends on many factors, which include the complexity of the problem, the type of software, the user’s participation, so the results will be difficult to predict.

In the nearest future, IOTA technology will be supported by IoT devices that do not have high processing power requirements.

The UN considers this technology very promising, arguing that the organization would not cooperate with the project unless it proved its potential.

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Coinbase Exchanged the GDAX Platform For Paradex 361

Coinbase 将GDAX 改名Coinbase Pro

The GDAX cryptocurrency platform will cease its operations, while a new one called Coinbase Pro will be launched to serve individuals whose core business is trading in cryptocurrencies. The announcement was made by representatives of the American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.

The Coinbase Pro developers have left the same tools that were used with its predecessor GDAX and also added new ones. For example, the system of placement and cashing of funds will be simplified at the new platform. Users will also have access to advanced analytics and will be able to post their portfolio on the updated corresponding page.

Moreover, the cryptocurrency exchange purchased the decentralized platform Paradex, functioning on the 0x protocol. GDAX plans to launch its own digital coin Wallet Coinbase, which will provide the opportunity to trade with hundreds of tokens. The new wallet will be included in the new platform in a few weeks and is available to US cryptocurrency exchange customers.

We remind you that the company Coinbase announced the release of new products in mid-May, which is targeted at institutional investors. During the announcement, such products as Coinbase Institutional Coverage Group, Coinbase Custody, Coinbase Prime and Coinbase Prime were presented.

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