“Four months ago, I could not have predicted this trend — but then bitcoin skyrocketed and we got a lot more emails,” he said at the Svartsengi geothermal energy plant, which powers the southwestern peninsula where the mining takes place.
“Just today, I came from a meeting with a mining company seeking to buy 18 megawatts,” he said.
Full disclosure: 18MW is chump change. That's two of these.
TIL I've worked on projects that use more power than Iceland.
It helps that they're able to heat and get hot water for their homes from the hot springs there. Fun fact, in older houses the water has a mild sulfur smell because it comes from some of the more mild hot springs, but newer houses don't because they use fresh water that has been heated by even hotter springs.