Former Alcoa Smelting Factory Turns To Crypto Mining In Upstate NY
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Bitcoin Mining Isn’t As Energy-Consumptive As Researchers Claim

Earlier this week, a study published by Dutch researcher Alex de Vries concluded that Bitcoin mining uses almost as much electricity as the entire Republic of Ireland — but should...

Adam James | May 18, 2018 | 14:00
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Power Utility Heightens Security Due to Angry Crypto Mining Operators

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington state is heightening its security over fears of angry Bitcoin mining operators who are being shut down. As some countries...

Jeff Francis | May 05, 2018 | 20:00
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Russian Businessman Buys Power Plants for Cryptocurrency Mining

Taking matters into his own hands, a Russian businessman buys two electric power plants for the purposes of cryptocurrency mining. For those who are active participants in...

Jeff Francis | Jan 15, 2018 | 14:30
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Bitcoin Mining Boom Hits Small Town in Washington State

A small town in Washington, Wenatchee, is seeing a Bitcoin mining boom due to low power prices and cooler temperatures. There are quite a few reasons why people choose to move to a...

Jeff Francis | Jan 12, 2018 | 05:30
Cryptocurrency Miners Promise Economic Opportunity But Not Everyone Is So Optimistic
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Massive Bitcoin Mining Operations Now Causing Blackouts

Bitcoin mining operations are consuming up to 31 TWh of energy, surpassing Ireland’s 23 TWh and is more than the power used by 159 countries. By 2020, Bitcoin’s operations are...

Jinia Shawdagor | Dec 10, 2017 | 07:45

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