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Iranian Grid Explains Electrical Costs Will Fluctuate for Bitcoin Miners

Iranian Grid Explains Electrical Costs Will Fluctuate for Bitcoin Miners

                                    Iranian Grid Explains Electrical Costs Will Fluctuate for Bitcoin Miners

Throughout the course of 2019, Iran’s government and the country’s energy officials have been creating new guidelines for bitcoin miners setting up data facilities in the oil-rich nation. On Wednesday, Mostafa Rajabi, a spokesperson for Iran’s Energy Ministry, described a new price model for mining operations and prices per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will fluctuate during certain months.

Iran’s Energy Ministry Plans to Pay Anyone Who Exposes Illegal Bitcoin Mining Operations

There’s been a lot of reports over the last year detailing how mining operations have migrated to Iran for cheap electricity. After the initial migration, the Iranian government and the country’s power supplier noticed a lot of energy was being used by crypto mining facilities. Following a government announcement about illegal miners, pictures were shared online that showed bitcoin miners housed inside a mosque. On November 13, Iran’s Energy Ministry spokesperson Mostafa Rajabi explained the country’s new guidelines for mining operations during an interview with IRIB News. Rajabi told the press that anyone who identifies illegal bitcoin operations to the government will be rewarded. Rajabi emphasized that people who expose these facilities will be paid 20% of the recovery damage stolen from the electrical grid.

Fluctuating Electrical Prices

Iran’s Energy Ministry will also prohibit mining digital assets after the peak hours of consumption surpass a threshold of 300 hours annually. During the interview, Rajabi also noted how much bitcoin miners would be charged using the average price for the export of electricity in Iran. During some points of the year, miners could be charged $0.08 per kWh (9,650 rials) and during the cold months of the year, miners would only be charged $0.04 per kWh. However, during the summer months when electricity is used the most in Iran, electrical prices could quadruple to $0.16 per kWh, Rajabi noted. Rajabi disclosed that the new mining rules were initiated when Iran’s summer electrical demand jumped by 7%.

Last June, Iranian law enforcement officials reportedly confiscated 1,000 bitcoin miners from two facilities. This was followed by a bill that was ratified two months later stating that cryptocurrency mining in Iran would be considered a legitimate business. During Rajabi’s interview, he told IRIB News that Iran will help operations that create their own power plants with government incentives. Mining operations that utilize renewable energy sources would be also rewarded, Rajabi stressed.

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China Scraps Plan to Categorize Bitcoin Mining as Industry to Be Eliminated

China Scraps Plan to Categorize Bitcoin Mining as Industry to Be Eliminated

                                  

More than six months after the China National Development and Reform Commission proposed to categorize bitcoin mining as an industry to be phased out from the country,

it appears the agency has now scrapped that plan. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), a top-level economic planning agency under China’s State Council, published a finalized new Catalog for Guiding Industry Restructuring on Wednesday that will take effect from Jan 1, 2020.

In the final version, which will replace the current one published in 2011, the agency has removed bitcoin mining or other virtual currency mining activities from the initially proposed category of industries that should be eliminated from China. Description related to virtual currency or bitcoin mining can’t be found in the finalized catalog. Formally established in 1998, the NDRC is now one of the 26 cabinet-level departments which all together form the State Council of the Chinese central government. The main role of the NDRC focuses on studying and penning economic reform strategies and policies to be executed at local level governments. The NDRC first published its industry reform catalog in 2005, grouping industrial sectors into three types – those the agency advises the country to encourage, restrict or eliminate.

The initial draft of the latest catalog update was released in April this year, which classified “virtual currency mining, such as the production process of bitcoin” under the category to be eliminated. The move was taken at the time by many, including major news outlets, as a signal that China was planning to ban bitcoin mining even though the policy itself does not automatically mean a bitcoin mining ban. The revision of the draft plan comes after a months-long period of public consultation. During a NDRC press conference on Wednesday, officials said since the release of the initial draft, the agency has received over 2,500 suggestions on various issues, most of which were taken into consideration, although the officials did not comment on any particular suggestion related to bitcoin mining.

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Inmining: evolution of the mining industry

Inmining: evolution of the mining industry

                                 

 

More and more investors are getting involved in the mining industry

and this requires a new look at the economics of mining enterprise. Due to the unique conditions of placement in special economic zone “Alabuga” inmining data center works in the mining market more efficient, affordable and safer. 

Although the mining industry is nine years old, this industry is in the stage of active development and formation. The era of “home mining” has long passed, when with the help of a couple video cards, users were able to extract significant amounts of cryptocurrency. The next stage of development was cloud mining platforms and mining hotels, which gained particular popularity induring 2018. But they also go into the past, showing investors their unreliability and insufficient range of services provided. The mining industry has moved to a new stage – full cycle tokenized mining enterprises, when the investor can fully delegate the purchase, installation and maintenance of equipment, without losing an ability to quickly enter and exit the market and control all processes. An example of such an approach to an organization of mining production is the Inmining project.

Imining is a cryptocurrency mining platform with its own largest data center. The main production site of Inmining is a data center under construction in the SEZ “Alabuga” with a capacity of 10 MW, which will be the largest in Russia. The data center will be equipped with modular containers with computing machines BlockBox AC from the leader of the mining industry Bitfury. Each mobile unit BlockBox AC consists of 176 servers, air-cooled, and the total Hasrat will be 14 peachesa per second. This is one of the most powerful and least expensive solutions available on the global bitcoin mining market. The use of containers allows quick installation and start-up minimizing construction and maintenance costs. 

The most successful special economic zone in Russia  was chosen to host the data center – SEZ “Alabuga”. It has its own railway terminal, which will allow delivery of mining equipment in a short time and is located in a protected fenced area. But the main advantage of SEZ “Alabuga” is the unique conditions for high-tech projects. The territory of SEZ “Alabuga” has 350 MW of supplied capacity 30% of which  are currently free. This will allow the Inmining project to scale production quickly and easily to compensate for the increase in complexity and maintain a sufficient level of profitability. The cost of electricity for Inmining will be 2.5 cents per kWh. For comparison: the price of kilowatt per hour in China, which is considered one of the centers of the world bitcoin mining, in March 2019 was about 8 cents, and the world average cost of electricity ranges around 15 cents per kWh. As a resident of the SEZ “Alabuga”, the company “Blockchain technology”, which manages the data center Inmining, will be exempt from land, property and transport taxes for 10 years, and thanks to the regime of free customs zone in the SEZ “Alabuga” will significantly reduce the cost of importing foreign equipment. 

Inmining operates on the tokenomics business model with elements of gamification. The previous generation of mining projects offered investings in physical assets: for example, remotely purchase equipment and place it in a mining hotel or rent computing power in data centers (the so-called “cloud mining”). In both cases, the investor enters into a fixed price contract for a particular service. Unlike cloud mining and mining hotels Inmining tokenizes its assets and sells utility-tokens INMG. INMG are backed by high-tech equipment from Bitfury and digital asset is here a cryptocurrency, produced in the data center. Given the computing power, electricity costs and the growing complexity of the bitcoin network, each module of the inmining data center will be able to produce about 46 bitcoins in a year after it starts, which is scheduled for early 2020.  

Inmining will monthly buy a small share of INMG on cryptocurrency exchanges, and burn them. This tactic will support the value of the token in the long term, will contribute to the growth of liquidity and trading volume and encourage IMMG holders to long-term storage of tokens, which will also help to maintain the stability of the coin rate.

In addition to the income from the exchange rate of tokens themselves, INMG owners have the right to regularly participate in the lottery, in which 35% of the profits from the extracted bitcoins are played. A distinctive feature of the lottery is its win-win for the participants. To participate in the lottery users freeze their INMG tokens in your wallet Inmining and wait for the end of the game round. The higher the bet, the higher the chance of getting a bigger win. Such a mechanism of gamification in Inmining business model allows interested investors to purchase greater amount of INMG tokens. The lottery is held in a distributed network using blockchain technology and eliminates the risks of fraud and fraud results. 

Tokenization of a mining enterprise is a way to diversify your assets, invest in a growing mining industry with minimal effort and the ability to quickly enter and exit this market. The whole process – from the purchase of equipment, installation, service maintenance-is delegated to the resident company “Blockchain Technology”. 

The primary selling tokens INMG will take place on the world crypto currency exchange Coineal in several rounds. The first public round will be held on September 19-20 2019, the second – October 8-9 2019. During IEO on Coineal there will be INMG tokens for sale. The starting price will be $0.1 and will grow as the tokens are sold. Until September 18, 2019, investors have the opportunity to participate in a private round and purchase INMG tokens at a discount of up to 20%. In total, the private and public rounds of licensee will be distributed 75% or 112,5 million tokens issued by INMG. Issue volume is fixed (150 000 000 INMG). After the initial exchange of offers tokens INMG will be included in the listing Coineal and in the future will also appear on other cryptocurrency exchanges, which will ensure the free circulation of INMG on the secondary market and will become participants of the project and after the completion of the IEO. 85% of funds raised during licensee, will be used for the purchase of equipment and capital costs. 

To enter the mining business seems simple only at first. In practice, those who wish to start making on computing emerging market have to deal with a wide list of components and mining machines, to study cooling characteristics,  choose the jurisdiction of most optimal in terms of electricity prices and regulation for mining, engage in customs, tax, transport issues. Inmining is an efficient and secure way into the mining industry, bringing a necessary liquidity and thane ability to quickly enter and exit assets.

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