El Salvador to Mine Bitcoin With Energy From Volcanoes: ‘100% Clean, 100% Ren...

El Salvador to Mine Bitcoin With Energy From Volcanoes: ‘100% Clean, 100% Ren...

El Salvador has begun exploring bitcoin mining using energy from its volcanoes, President Nayib Bukele has revealed. “Our engineers just informed me that they dug a new well that will provide approximately 95MW of 100% clean, 0 emissions geothermal energy from our volcanos,” he detailed. Bitcoin Mining Using Volcanoes’ Energy El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced on Twitter Wednesday: “I’ve just instructed the president of La Geo (our state-owned geothermal electric company) to put up a plan to offer facilities for bitcoin mining with very cheap, 100%....


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A new milestone for Bitcoin, COVID hits conference, Buterin’s DOGE payday: Ho...

Coming every Saturday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This Week Bill to make Bitcoin legal tender passes in El SalvadorEl Salvador has officially become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.A law outlining the proposals, introduced by President Nayib Bukele, passed with a supermajority, attracting 62 out of 84 votes.Under the so-called Bitcoin Law,....