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Explained: How volcanoes can help clean up crypto mining
Jun 24, 2021 10:21 AM

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has been in the news for two reasons -- his plans to tap into geothermal energy as an alternate source of power and adopting Bitcoin as legal tender.

President Bukele tweeted that he had “instructed the president of LaGeoSV to put a plan to offer facilities for Bitcoin mining energy from our volcanos” as he has legalised Bitcoin as another form of digital currency in El Salvador.

I’ve just instructed the president of @LaGeoSV (our state-owned geothermal electric company), to put up a plan to offer facilities for #Bitcoin mining with very cheap, 100% clean, 100% renewable, 0 emissions energy from our volcanos

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