Woo noted reports identifying the blackouts were published late last week, with the power outages occurring to facilitate safety inspections in response to a recent flooding accident at a local coal mine that saw 21 miners temporarily trapped underground after power and communications went down.
According to the Cambridge Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, or BECI, Xinjiang represents nearly one-quarter of the global hash rate.
The analyst notes yesterday saw the largest daily drop in total Bitcoin network hash rate since November 2017, with hash rate plummeting from 172 million terahashes per second, or TH/s, to less roughly 154 million TH/s, according to Ycharts.
Popular crypto market analyst, Willy Woo, has attributed the violent April 18 cryptocurrency crash to a sudden drop in hash rate resulting from a power outage in the Chinese region of Xinjiang.
Woo points to 9,000 BTC that was transferred to Binance on April 16, speculating the funds were likely sent by a “whale with closer knowledge to happenings in China.”
Coupled with heavy selling in the quarterly futures markets, the downward momentum drove $4.9 billion worth of Bitcoin liquidations and a further $4.4 billion in margin calls in the altcoin markets — with a record 1 million accounts being liquidated.
However, not everyone agrees with Woo’s analysis, with Cinneanhaim Ventures partner, Adam Cochran, describing “the idea that a power outage last night in a mining region in China led to the dop in $BTC” as “utter nonsense.”
You might have seen charts around claiming that there is some sort of link between the mining hash-rate and Bitcoin’s price drop.
I’ve seen all sorts of words thrown around with this chart including ‘causations’ and ‘correlations’ by a lot of people who don’t math. pic.twitter.com/Gfog3Sk8Wo
— Adam Cochran (@adamscochran) April 18, 2021
Woo noted that long-term whales who rarely sell have been buying heavily amid the dip, adding that the lower $50,000 range is forming “the largest cluster of price discovery since BTC was below $10k.”
“Validation of BTC as a trillion dollar asset is immensely strong,” he said, adding that 13.5% of the entire BTC supply has been moved on-chain while Bitcoin’s capitalization has exceeded $1 trillion.
More Crypto Gains, Less Carbon Emissions: Platform Plants Trees for Every Trader
By now you’ve probably already heard the scary headlines…
“Bitcoin is killing the polar bears!” – anon
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According to the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF), Bitcoin sucks up around 147 Terawatt Hours per year — 0.68% of global electricity production. In more easy to understand terms that’s around the same power usage as the entire country of Sweden, or Poland.
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The reality is that yes the cryptocurrency industry is eating up a lot of power. But the same can be said for almost anything.
If you don’t enjoy Formula 1 racing, you might be tempted to say that it’s a total waste of time, money and a pointless contributor towards rising sea levels and climate change.
Whether or not Bitcoin is worth the environmental/energy cost is up for debate in much the same way.
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Let’s go ahead and say we agree with scientific consensus that global warming is bringing us towards a period of extreme climate change and rising sea levels. Many island nations and countries with coastline are at risk including the densely populated cities such as London, UK.
If you already lose sleep over trades that are sat underwater for a few hours, it’s probably safe to assume that you aren’t going to have a good time if you need scuba gear to degen long your favourite alts a few years from now!
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Limitless DeFi hosts an event for growing Crypto community in Dubai
Aiming to bring opportunities for start-up projects seeking to raise funds and mentorship to scale up their blockchain and DeFi projects, Limitless DeFi is conducting an event gathering over 200 visitors to learn, invest, and network.
The event will showcase 20 resource speakers and investors who will share their expertise in a conference and dinner in the SLS hotel, doors will open at 18:00, and the event will start at 19:00. Simultaneously, startup companies will be given a chance to present their projects to the invited panel of investors.
Limitless is the leading networking platform that connects individuals from all over the world to share their insights, views, and expertise on emerging technologies such as Blockchain, DeFi, Crypto and NFTs. Limitless events are known for their extensive board of carefully selected investors from Family Offices, Wealth Management, Crypto Funds, and Private Equity Firms among others.
“We are excited to conduct this event, especially having big shots in the industry like Brook Pierce, Ryan Lackey, Nick Spanos, and more. We decided to step away from having a traditional conference and organize something more laid back and fun. The event will take place in the newly opened hotel SLS, at the Carna restaurant that agreed to take Limitless DeFi as their first exclusive event! It’s going to be awesome, come and see for yourself!” said Tina Lyu, Business Development Manager of LWK Group
LWK Group and NFTclassifieds.com are the major sponsors of the event while LunaPR.io, a prominent blockchain-focused marketing agency in Dubai, will lead the roster of media sponsors.
“As their media partner, we are ecstatic to collaborate with Limitless DeFi on this event and help this leading platform extend their reach to people who love blockchain and crypto,” said Nikita Sachdev, CEO of LunaPR.io who will also serve as a conference speaker.
To buy tickets please contact [email protected] or call +971 58 529 4884 (Jalol), +971 58 510 1482 (Tina).
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Limitless is a platform that connects individuals from all over the world and lets them share their insights, views, and experiences on Blockchain, DeFi, Crypto, NFT, Digital, and Innovation Technology. They create a series of events dedicated to the currently booming industry of emerging technologies.
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Chinese officials warn about risks associated with crypto trading.
Chinese officials warned the public about the risks associated with trading cryptocurrencies. The authorities pointed out three major considerations which might harm investors – false transactions, security breaches, and illegal and criminal activities involving cryptocurrencies. According to the China Financial Stability Report, investors should be extra vigilant when operating with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Officials from China Securities Journal have called for better regulation and pointed out major risks involving crypto trading.
“Cryptocurrencies lack supervision and legal protection.”
Cryptocurrencies are highly decentralized, which means they lack supervision and legal protection. According to the journal, this is a huge disadvantage and can cause price manipulation and false transactions. Another concern that Chinese officials expressed is that the price of most cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, can easily become an instrument for speculation and can go through sharp declines.’ The report also noted that the movement of funds on blockchain technology is difficult to be observed. This can create an excellent environment for money laundering. Additionally, illegal and criminal activities can also thrive with these conditions as lawbreakers have the opportunity to make drugs or gun transactions using cryptocurrencies.
“There are no legal crypto trading venues in the country and no regulatory protections.”
The Chinese authorities advised that the crypto community must stay alert to prevent these hazards due to these factors. Furthermore, China Securities Journal reminded that there are no legal crypto trading venues in the country and no regulatory protections.” Once you encounter risks, you can only bear the consequences. In short, speculation in coins is risky, and you need to be cautious when entering the market,” the report noted. However, despite the Chinese government’s stance, the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin is highly popular in China – there’s a high number of miners situated in the large Asian nation.
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