The U.S. Has Become the World’s New Bitcoin Mining Hub

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  • The U.S. is the second-biggest mining destination on the planet, accounting for nearly 17% of all the world’s bitcoin miners.
  • Prior to Beijing’s sudden crackdown, China’s mining dominance had already begun to slip.
  • Marathon Digital’s Fred Thiel expects most new miners relocating to North America to be powered by renewables or gas that is offset by renewable energy credits.

Well before China decided to kick out all of its bitcoin miners, they were already leaving in droves, and new data from Cambridge University shows they were likely headed to the United States.

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The U.S. has fast become the new darling of the bitcoin mining world. It is the second-biggest mining destination on the planet, accounting for nearly 17% of all the world’s bitcoin miners as of April 2021. That’s a 151% increase from September 2020.

www.cnbc.com/2021/07/17/bitcoin-miners-moving-to-us-carbon-footprint.html

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