A neighborhood’s cryptocurrency mine: ‘Like a jet that never leaves’ (Washington Post)

Washington Post: A neighborhood’s cryptocurrency mine: ‘Like a jet that never leaves’. ” It’s midnight, and a jet-like roar is rumbling up the slopes of Poor House Mountain. Except there are no planes overhead, and the nearest commercial airport is 80 miles away. The sound is coming from a cluster of sheds at the base of the mountain housing a cryptocurrency data center, operated by the San Francisco-based firm PrimeBlock. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, powerful computers perform the complex computations needed to ‘mine,’ or create, digital currencies. And those noise-generating computers are kept cool by huge fans.”

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