Bitcoin power plant is turning a 12,000-year-old glacial lake into a hot tub

July 7, 2021 ☼ bitcoincryptoenvironment

Source: Ars Technica

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The fossil fuel power plant that a private equity firm revived to mine bitcoin is at it again. Not content to just pollute the atmosphere in pursuit of a volatile crypto asset with little real-world utility, this experiment in free marketeering is also dumping tens of millions of gallons of hot water into glacial Seneca Lake in upstate New York.

Incredibly stupid.