Eurasia / Tech

Internet blackouts amid Kazakhstan crisis ‘knock 13.4% off Bitcoin hashrate’

bne IntelIiNews January 6, 2022

Fortune magazine says impact answers question of how much of the cryptocurrency is produced “using super-dirty coal” in the Central Asian country.

Kazakhstan: New Baikonur launch facility to be named after Nazarbayev

Almaz Kumenov for Eurasianet December 16, 2021

The new launchpad is designed to accommodate more environmentally safe craft.

NEMETHY: Is bitcoin the new gold?

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors November 15, 2021

Much has been written about how bitcoin has taken lustre and market share from gold over the past decade. But has the death of gold been much exaggerated?

Kazakhstan to abandon domestic eGov platform for Russian service

Zholdas Orisbayev for Eurasianet September 29, 2021

Local IT experts say the plan ignores their talents and risks handing sensitive data to Russia.

How Kazakhstan shot to number three in the crypto mining industry

Kanat Shaku in Almaty September 20, 2021

Miners who fled Beijing’s crackdowns on electricity sapping operations have come to the attention of regulators that have started introducing their own curbs.