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Bitcoin Miners Are Using Huge Amounts Of Electricity04:54

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When the price of one bitcoin soared to almost $20,000 late last year, an influx of entrepreneurs and developers scoured North America in search of cheap hydropower for bitcoin "mining." The cryptocurrency businesses bring tech jobs, but they also use huge amounts of electricity.

Tom Banse (@TomBanse) from the Northwest News Network reports.

This segment aired on April 30, 2018.

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