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El Salvador Adopts Bitcoin As Legal Tender, Unveils 100% Clean, Renewable Geothermal Mining

•, by Tyler Durden

After all the clamoring about "greening" bitcoin mining, Bukele has offered miners "cheap 100% clean, 100% renewable, 0 emissions" energy. In fact, the president said the state-owned geothermal electric company LaGeo SA de CV will offer miners geothermal electricity powered from "our volcanos." 

"If all 644 MW of the wasted geothermal energy was used, El Salvador would become one of the largest #Bitcoin miners in this hemisphere, while also being 100% renewable," said Documenting Bitcoin.

Following Elon Musk's criticism of miners who use carbon fuels and China's crackdown on mining, El Salvador could become a powerhouse for clean Bitcoin mining. 

... and there's always that one person who ruins the moment:

"L o L if you think volcanoes are clean.. They emitt the worst possible toxic gasses on earth," said one person on Twitter.