Inside the bitcoin mine with its own power plant – BBC News

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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.

The BBC North America’s technology reporter James Clayton reports.

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