European Crypto Cards Reactivate as FCA Allows Wirecard to Resume Operation

Wirecard-issued crypto debit cards from companies like Crypto.com and TenX have been reactivated following permission from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA. On 29 June, the U.K. watchdog allowed Wirecard Card Solutions, a Newcastle-based subsidiary of troubled German company Wirecard AG, to resume regulated activity. The FCA suspended Wirecard Card Solutions’ license on June 26, soon after news about Wirecard AG misrepresenting over $2 billion in cash reserves surfaced. The respective restrictions were lifted at 00:01 GMT on June 30, 2020, meaning that all crypto debit cards issued…

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$65M Investment Fuels Natural Gas Provider’s ‘Behind-the-Meter’ Bitcoin Mining Operation

On Thursday, a natural gas-based power plant in Dresden, New York, Greenidge Generation LLC, revealed the energy provider has the capacity to mine around $50,000 worth of bitcoins (5.5 BTC) every day. The 65,000 square-foot natural gas utility plant was upgraded when the firm installed 7,000 bitcoin miners that leverage some of the cheapest natural gas prices in the U.S. Moreover, Greenidge hopes to increase the capacity from its current 14MW to 106MW in the future. Also read: Bitcoin Mining Helps Oil Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint Mining Crypto With Natural…

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