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Watts & Blocks Podcast - Ep. 9 Energy Strategies for Bitcoin Mining

Ep. 9 Energy Strategies for Bitcoin Mining

Watts & Blocks Podcast

On today's show, my guest is Nathan Sprague. Nathan is the COO at Outlaw Mining, a company that specializes in sourcing and developing access to dirt-cheap power supply, at scale, designed to power high-power computing applications. They work to bring a turnkey solution to individuals and companies wanting to build a bitcoin mining site by pinpointing access to cheap power, developing the land, and getting the site container ready for a mining operation. Nathan brings over a decade of experience and knowledge of utility companies, energy markets & trading, as well as years of executive level experience at bitcoin mining companies.

On todays show, Nathan and I talk through how Outlaw Mining creates these turnkey sites for bitcoin mining by working directly with power generators, where most of these opportunities for bitcoin miners are in the US and the nuances of the different grid systems, which power generators are typically the most advantageous for bitcoin mining facilities and why they stand to gain the most from having a co-located bitcoin mining facility on site, and finally we wrap up by discussing how bitcoin mining benefits utility companies because of their high load factor. This conversation was incredible and I’ve already re-listened to it twice now just to soak up all of the information that Nathan shares. If you want to hear more about how and why bitcoin mining is the perfect tool for increasing more renewable energy then buckle up for a great conversation.

Today’s podcast is brought to you by our sponsor, the Texas Blockchain Council; a bitcoin-first nonprofit industry organization working to make Texas the jurisdiction of choice for bitcoin mining and blockchain innovation. They will be hosting North America’s premiere policy conference for the bitcoin and digital asset ecosystem on November 15-17 in Fort Worth Texas. For more information, please visit their website at texasblockchaincouncil.org

Support for today's show comes from SunnySide Digital, the leading wholesale distributor of data center and digital mining hardware and infrastructure.. Contact their sales team today at [email protected].

bitcoin, cryptocurrency, mining, energy consumption, renewable energy, sustainability, power grid, blockchain, technology, innovation, business, finance, investment, climate change, environment, energy efficiency, electricity production, utility companies, power companies, energy industry

04/19/23 • 74 min

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