El Salvador Has Mined Bitcoin with Power Generated From A Volcano

Volcano-Powered Bitcoin Mining
Volcano-Powered Bitcoin Mining

El Salvador has mined 0.00599179 bitcoin = $269 with power generated from a volcano. The country’s president Nayib Bukele, an advocate of Bitcoin tweeted early Friday morning that the country is shifting into volcano-powered Bitcoin mining.

Bukele posted a 25-second teaser video that consisted of shots of a government-branded shipping container full of Bitcoin mining rigs. It also had technicians plugging the ASIC miners with an aerial view of an energy factory bordering a volcano. The viral video captioned “First Steps…” generated over 2.3 million views.

Bukele Keeps his promises

The Central American country’s president has already promised last June that he instructed a state-owned geothermal electric company “LaGeo SA de CV 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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Bukele explained in the same tweet that this is a work in progress that they are “testing and installing” new mining equipment.