El Salvador Mining Hardest Bitcoin From Geothermal Energy

The trial project has sparked hopes for cryptocurrency that is powered by low-cost, renewable energy.The trial project has sparked hopes for cryptocurrency that is powered by low-cost, renewable energy.


El Salvador: 300 computers whirr inside a trailer at a geothermal power plant near El Salvador’s Tecapa volcano, doing complicated mathematical calculations day and night to authenticate bitcoin transactions.

President Nayib Bukele, who introduced bitcoin legal cash in September, has responded with a flurry of volcano emojis and promises of inexpensive, renewable energy for so-called bitcoin “mining.”

Such enterprises, particularly those on an industrial size, have been chastised around the world for consuming vast quantities of electricity and leaving a large carbon footprint.

El Salvador’s geothermal resources, according to Bukele and others, could be a solution, generating power from high-pressure steam created by the volcano’s underground heat.

The situation in the small Central American country, however, is more difficult.

“We don’t spend resources that contaminate the environment, we don’t depend on oil, we don’t depend on natural gas, on any resource that isn’t renewable,” Says Daniel Álvarez, president of the Rio Lempa Hydroelectric Executive Commission

According to Brandon Arvanaghi, a bitcoin mining analyst, two essential considerations for attracting bitcoin mining operations are cheap power and a friendly government.

China supplied around three-quarters of all crypto mining electricity two years ago, with businesses flocking to take advantage of its inexpensive hydroelectric power.

However, the government began regulating mining and declared all bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions illegal in September.

He also posted his interview Tweet and was interviewed by the Associated Press.

It appears to be lucky for Bukele, who startled the country and the rest of the globe last summer when he announced that bitcoin would be accepted as legal cash alongside the US dollar in El Salvador.

The president marketed the initiative as a method for Salvadorans living abroad — primarily in the United States — to send money home to their family at a lower cost. It also elevated him to the status of bitcoin’s sweetheart.

However, the debut has been bumpy. The Salvadorans’ digital wallet, which was supposed to be used for simple transactions, had a shaky rollout. Some users stated that all they wanted was the $30 incentive offered by the government.

Jarome Powell on the other hand posted a video of how the bitcoin is being mined through geothermal energy.

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