Texas’ strained electric grid failed during a winter storm that resulted in hundreds of deaths. Cruz says Bitcoin is the solution.
The town of Massena, New York, has put a 90-day moratorium on new Bitcoin mines sucking up cheap power in “unsightly old trailers and sea boxes."
Abkhazia's Internal Ministry of Affairs is conducting constant raids and destroying hoards of hidden mining rigs.
Malaysian authorities did not mess around when they broke up a cryptocurrency mining farm and charged the operators with stealing electricity.
Headlines claimed that a power plant that mines Bitcoin turned Seneca Lake into a giant hot tub. The truth is different, but still worrying for locals.
Police in the UK thought they were raiding a pot farm but instead found a Bitcoin mine allegedly stealing power.
“I hope he sells his Bitcoin and goes away," said Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast.
A formerly coal-fired power plant turned itself around by mining Bitcoin using natural gas, and critics say it undermines New York's climate goals.
The tiny, disputed Black Sea territory has hundreds of illegal Bitcoin mining facilities hidden in basements, villages, and shipping containers.
Motherboard visits a secretive Bitcoin mine located in rural Northeast China and document a day-in-the-life of the three employees hired to maintain the mine.
A recent UN climate report said that if global temperatures rose above 1.5 C it could lead to catastrophic climate change. Bitcoin alone could raise global temperatures by 2 C within two decades.