Cryptocurrency mining in Iceland is using so much energy, the electricity may run out

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The value of bitcoin may have stumbled in recent months, but in Iceland it has known only one direction so far: upward. The stunning success of cryptocurrencies around the globe has had a more unexpected repercussion on the island of 340,000 people: It could soon result in an energy shortage in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. As […]



Source : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2018/02/13/cryptocurrency-mining-in-iceland-is-using-so-much-energy-the-electricity-may-run-out/

Auteur : Rick Noack

Date de parution : 13 February 2018 | 1:23 pm

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