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The Bizarre World of Bitcoin 'mining' Finds a New Home in Tibet


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Bitcoin mine, Tibetan Plateau

Set in remote mountains on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, the bitcoin "mine" is strategically placed next to a hydroelectric power plant.

Credit: Paul Ratje/For The Washington Post

Inside a metal shed in the Tibetan highlands of western China, thousands of microprocessors flank narrow corridors, generating a constant hum and stifling waves of heat.

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