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Bitcoin mining facility that operates with volcanic power; How far does El Salvador go?

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele recently shared a video showing the first public bitcoin mining facility powered by volcanoes.

to the Report Crypto Potito, the president of El Salvador, may have faced a wave of criticism for his hasty decision to declare Bitcoin as his country’s legal currency, but it has not stopped him from moving forward, and his motivation for continuing this path seems even greater. Has been.

Buckle recently shared a tweet showing the commissioning of several bitcoin mining machines at a thermal power plant.

“The first steps” were the short words that Buckle said to his fans in this tweet in English and with the hashtag Bitcoin. This time he did not even bother to tweet in the official language of his country, Spanish.

This tweet shows a video of the aerial view of a facility that generates electricity from the heat of volcanoes. The freight truck is then displayed, marked with the El Salvador government logo. A person is then seen setting up a bitcoin mining farm with several Asic miners. This video ends with a panoramic view of the power plant.

New images of El Salvador bitcoin mining facility released
El Salvador Thermal Power Plant

This tweet with more than 28,000 likes, 7,600 reposts and more than 1,600 comments, including Bitcoin fans and influencers such as Dan Held from Kraken Exchange, Jay Hao from OKEx Exchange, Spencer Schiff, the son of Peter Schiff and a Twitter user nicknamed Hodlnaut, has been one of El Salvador’s most popular posts.

The controversial bitcoin law that declared this digital currency as the legal currency in El Salvador was announced at the Miami Bitcoin Event 2021 and was presented to Congress a few days later. The country’s legislators also approved it in a matter of hours without much discussion.

After the online celebration, Buckle said he was interested in the idea of ​​using volcanic energy to extract bitcoin with cheap, non-polluting energy. Many memes were then quickly issued in response to the rumors, but they were never considered more than a curiosity.

A recent video shows that the President of El Salvador has taken this issue very seriously, and if he does not change his mind, the world can celebrate the opening of the first public bitcoin-powered mining farm.


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