U.S. Small Towns Take on Energy-Guzzling Bitcoin Miners

Environmentalists warn carbon emissions from power-intensive bitcoin mining could harm efforts to limit global warming. By Avi Asher-Schapiro In mid-April 2021, nearly 150 local environmentalists marched to the gates of Greenidge Generation, a bitcoin mining facility in upstate New York, in a last-ditch effort to block its expansion. Their objection: that the creation of the […]