This Week in Mining: March 30th

Some fresh updates from the world of mining:
  1. Binance is launching its own mining pool, following their rivals OKex and Huobi. According to Alejandro de la Torre of Poolin, mining is the cheapest way to add liquidity to an exchange so this move certainly makes a lot of sense.
  2. Coindesk’s Leigh Cuen reports on the effects of the coronavirus downturn on the mining industry across the world. As the virus impacts different aspects of mining from pools to hardware supply chains, it is reconfiguring the business landscape as miners scramble to adapt.
  3. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) halving event is expected to take place the morning of April 8th, eastern time, at which point the block reward will be reduced by half. Bitcoin’s halving is expected to occur in 41 days.
  4. Podcaster Stephan Livera interviews Matt D’Souza of Blockware Solutions to discuss the upcoming Bitcoin halving along with some other mining topics.