Mining for Bitcoin in China

Ever wondered where to find Bitcoins? Take a look. It's messy.

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  • A handful of Chinese companies that own vast farms of computer servers dispersed around the country have majority control of the Bitcoin network.
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  • An electric switch powering one of the farms was threaded through an open window.
  • Peter Ng, who owns the mining facility, said the Bitcoin mining machines in his facilities use about 38 megawatts of power, or enough to run a small Chinese city.

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@GillSabrie: “Ever wondered where to find Bitcoins? Take a look. It’s messy.”


A handful of Chinese companies that own vast farms of computer servers dispersed around the country have majority control of the Bitcoin network.


Mining for Bitcoin in China