This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp and Ciphertrace.

Miners in the West: Could They Catch Up With the East? CoinDesk Analyst Christine Kim talks to some of the principal bitcoin mining operators in the U.S., Layer1’s Alexander Liegl, Hive Blockchain Technologies’ Frank Holmes and Luxor Technologies’ Ethan Vera. Discussions include the emerging mining sector and the outlook for costs, user growth and investment fundamentals, as well as some of the main differences with their counterparts in Asia.