El Salvador's Eco-Friendly Bitcoin Mining Yields 474 Coins

El Salvador has substantially increased its Bitcoin holdings by mining nearly 474 bitcoins in the last three years. This achievement, powered by the country’s geothermal energy plants, elevates the government’s total bitcoin portfolio to approximately $354 million. El Salvador seeks to leverage its volcanic activity for a more sustainable way to mine the cryptocurrency, setting […]

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El Salvador's Eco-Friendly Bitcoin Mining Yields 474 Coins

  • El Salvador mines nearly 474 bitcoins in 3 years using geothermal power.
  • Government’s Bitcoin Holdings reach $354 million, aiming for eco-friendly mining.
  • Collaboration with major miners verifies past Bitcoin transactions.

El Salvador has substantially increased its Bitcoin holdings by mining nearly 474 bitcoins in the last three years. This achievement, powered by the country’s geothermal energy plants, elevates the government’s total bitcoin portfolio to approximately $354 million. El Salvador seeks to leverage its volcanic activity for a more sustainable way to mine the cryptocurrency, setting itself apart from the conventional methods that have drawn environmental criticism.

President Nayib Bukele, a vocal Bitcoin advocate, re-elected in 2024, authorised the installation of 300 processors specifically designed for mining bitcoins. These processors utilise 1.5 MW of power from a 102 MW geothermal plant.

Cryptocurrency mining typically requires vast amounts of energy for complex computations and cooling facilities. The high energy demand has raised concerns about the environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining, particularly its strain on power grids an…

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