El Salvador Mines First Bitcoin With Volcanic Energy
Almost 22% of the country’s power market is geothermal.
El Salvador has officially mined the first bitcoin using volcanic energy, its president revealed.
- President Nayib Bukele shared a screenshot of a mined bitcoin on Twitter, calling it “officially the first bitcoin mining the volcanode.”
- The news follows the Salvadoran president’s announcement earlier this week that the country was taking its “first steps” toward harnessing volcanic energy for bitcoin mining.
- With 20 “potentially active” volcanoes according to VolcanoDiscovery.com, which account for almost 22% of the country’s energy supply, El Salvador’s harnessing of geothermal energy could provide an answer to the hunt for a reliable clean energy source to power bitcoin mining.
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