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Iceland’s Industry to Shift From Crypto Mining to ‘Pure Blockchain Business,’ Insiders Say

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Chairman of an Icelandic data center provider claims that the local crypto industry is going to shift from crypto mining to “pure blockchain business.”

Iceland’s crypto industry is expected to move away from crypto mining and shift to “pure blockchain businesses.This is according to forecasts made by a number of local industry insiders who talked to the news site Red Herring September 23.

Halldór Jörgensson, chairman of Reykjavik-based Borealis Data Center, told Red Herring that demand from local 암호화 그리고 blockchain facilities is “shifting more towards the pure blockchain business,” rather than focusing on Bitcoin mining.

According to Jörgensson, the frenzy around Bitcoin (BTC) mining has declined to a level that is “not as crazy as it was a year ago,” when the cryptocurrency has hit its all-time price high. Despite that, the chairman has suggested that the Bitcoin mining “wavehas contributed to the faster growth of local energy and data industries, whose well-developed infrastructures are now expected to provide a boost to blockchain-related businesses.

Iceland has become one of the leaders in crypto mining due to its naturally cold climate, as well as the abundance of cost-efficient renewable energy sourcesmainly geothermal and hydroelectric. The country is home to one of the world’s 5 largest crypto mining farms, whose operator Genesis Mining is reportedly the single largest consumer of electricity in Iceland.

2 월에, Johann Snorri Sigurbergsson, the business development manager of a local energy supplier HS Orka, 예측 that the volume of crypto mining in Iceland will likely double in 2018.

HS Orka’s CEO Asgeir Margeirsson claimed in July that the industry of crypto mining has pushed “the fourth revolution,” while the director of the Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines stated that Bitcoin miners are “central to the industrial revolution that is still under way.

그러나, HS Orka’s Sigurbergsson also argued that Bitcoin “probably won’t be here far into the future,” claiming that the data centers that are currently used by miners will eventually become new technology incubators.

Earlier this week, blockchain technology group Bitfury announced the launch of its new-generation BTC mining hardware, with plans to use the new machines in its mining centers in Canada, Norway, Iceland and Georgia.

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Crypto Markets Recover Slightly, 테리, Tezos See Largest Gains

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After dropping below $6,500 yesterday, Bitcoin challenges the price point again.

Saturday, September 15: crypto markets are undergoing a slight recovery after yesterday’s decline, with 17 of the 20 top cryptocurrencies by market cap in the green, according to CoinMarketCap data.

Market visualization

Market visualization from Coin360

After dropping below the $6,500 price point yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) has challenged the mark again, going up by 1.6 percent over the past 24 hours, to trade at $6,533 at press time.

Bitcoin price

Bitcoin price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Bitcoin Price Index

테리 (ETH) is currently seeing some of the largest gains among the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap. The major altcoin is trading at $223, up 6.7 percent in 24 hours to press time. Ethereum is also up 5.3 percent on the week, after having dropped to as low as $169 on September 12.

Ethereum price

Ethereum price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Ethereum Price Index

The total market cap continues hovering around the $200 billion mark, currently at $204 십억.

Total market capitalization

Total market capitalization chart. Source: Coinmarketcap

Following the recent announcement of the upcoming Tezos (XTZ) mainnet launch slated on Monday, September 17, it has seen the largest gains among the top 20 coins on the day. XTZ is trading at $1.68 at press time, up 26.4 percent over the past 24 hours.

Litecoin (LTC) and Monero (XMR) have also seen considerable gains since yesterday. Litecoin is up 5.2 %, trading at $57 at press time, according to Cointelegraph’s price index. The privacy-focused Monero, currently ranked ninth by market cap, is up 5.8 percent and is trading at almost $120 as of press time.

Dogecoin (DOGE) is one of the few cryptocurrencies that have seen some losses on the day. The altcoin is down 0.6 percent and trading at $0.006148 at press time, but is still up 8 percent over the past 7 days.

Yesterday, Silicon Valley venture capitalist and well-known Bitcoin evangelist Tim Draper 예측 that the combined cryptocurrency market cap will hit $80 trillion in the next 15 년, citing the variety of markets that will be transformed by the cryptocurrency industry.

The most recent wave of green comes after CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital Management Mike Novogratz called a price bottom on the crypto markets.

Yesterday, the U.S. stock brokerage company EF Hutton 고 말했다 that they are planning to issue $60 million in various crypto instruments by January 2019, following the confirmation that the company will also be a sponsor of the upcoming U.S. crypto exchange ACEx.

On September 13, 블룸버그 cited anonymous sources as saying that the U.S. banking giant Morgan Stanley is planning to offer Bitcoin swaps, enabling its clients to trade derivatives without holding the actual cryptocurrency.

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