Many crypto miners are about to have a major layback as their operations are dependent on Microsoft’s ecosystem.
Most professional computers including the ones utilized by crypto miners operate on Microsoft’s Windows software.
Microsoft recently announced its updated policy on restricting the use of its services for crypto mining operations. Users are now mandated to request approval via a written proposal.
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This updated policy took effect from Thursday, December 1, 2022, and will be applicable to Azure’s cloud services.
“Neither Customer nor those that access an Online Service through Customer may use an Online Service … to mine cryptocurrency without Microsoft’s prior written approval.”
The updated policy has a semblance with Google’s, following the ABC company putting a restriction on its cloud approval. Amazon recently did the same restriction.
Crypto mining operations require high-quality PCs, however, most crypto developers opt for online cloud services rather than expensive PCs.
These activities are now causing excessive pressure on the computing power of these cloud services. The updated policy will cut off the pressure on these companies.
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