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Inside the Bitcoin mine with its own power plant

Inside the Bitcoin mine with its own power plant

Environmentalists have criticised the gas-fired mine but the company says it offsets its emissions.

Bitcoin mines require a lot of energy to power the computers inside. Greenidge Generation in New York has converted a former coal plant into a gas-fired Bitcoin mine.

Facing criticism from environmentalists, the company argues it offsets its emissions, is 100% carbon neutral, and has plans to invest in solar energy.

BBC North America's technology reporter James Clayton paid a visit to the mine.


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