Crypto Daily Roundup – Feb 14

A news website has figured out a novel, but controversial, way to cash in on the cryptocurrency craze and a country could run out of energy if the plans for several cryptocurrency mining centers materialize. Such concerns do not seem to bother cryptocurrency enthusiasts who remain optimistic regarding their outlook.

Here is a wrap up of the main news from the cryptocurrency market over the last 24 hours.

Salon Taps Readers’ Computers To Mine Cryptocurrency

Salon, an American news website, has started giving readers an option either to mine cryptocurrencies or turn-off their ad-blockers that are increasingly eating into media company revenues. Visitors to the website will be asked to either turn off their ad-blocker or “suppress ads” . The later option means users can block the ads, but Salon will use their computer processors to mine Monero, a cryptocurrency focused on transaction privacy, using a software known as Coinhive.

Iceland Could Run Out Of Energy This Year Due To Cryptocurrency Mining

Iceland may runs the risk of exhausting its energy sources this year if consumption for cryptocurrency mining exceeds household power use, the country’s energy company has warned. Officials from the energy company HS Orka told the BBC that they will not have sufficient energy to meet the demand from the several Bitcoin mining centers proposed.

Cryptocurrencies Not Going Away Anytime Soon, Ripple CEO Says

Cryptocurrencies as an asset class is unlikely to disappear anytime soon, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said Tuesday at an event in San Fransisco. Ripple, which develops blockchain-based payment networks for banks and financial institutions, is essentially “a payments company”, he said. The company has its own cryptocurrency called Ripple itself, which is among the top five cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, according to CoinMarketCap.

Kraken CEO Predicts $1 Trillion Market Valuation for Cryptocurrencies This Year

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