DOJ charges cryptocurrency miner for stealing $5M worth of computing power
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington has formally charged Ho Jun Jia, a Singapore citizen, for allegedly stealing computing power and services to mine cryptocurrencies.
Ripple Hires General Counsel from Lending Giant CIT Group
Ripple has hired a new general counsel, filling a position that had been vacant for several months.
9 Crypto Firms Sue Washington State Utility Over 50 Percent Rate Hike
A major utility in the U.S. state of Washington, Grant County public utility district, and its commissioners are facing a lawsuit filed by nine cryptocurrency firms. The suit alleges that they “acted inappropriately in creating and approving a new rate that raises electricity costs” for cryptocurrency miners.
Washington’s Douglas County is Looking to Build a Blockchain Innovation Campus
Local officials of United States’ Douglas County located in central Washington want to build a blockchain innovation campus, local daily newspaper The Seattle Times reports on Jan. 11.
Rural Washington County Utility Proposes Increased Electricity Costs for Crypto Miners
Washington’s Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has proposed a new electricity pricing structure for cryptocurrency miners meant to pass down the cost of increased electricity demand, Central Washington radio station KPQ reported Nov. 14.
English Rightist Tommy Robinson Receives £20,000 In Bitcoin Donations
Supporters of English rightist Tommy Robinson, who was recently released on bail after a 13-month jail term for contempt of court was reversed, have donated nearly £20,000 in bitcoin.
Washington Utility Stops Accepting Applications for Crypto Mining
A customer-owned utilities company in rural Washington has stopped accepting applications for electricity from crypto mining and similar blockchain operations, the Seattle Times reported July 30.