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Bitcoin mining likely didn't contribute to Texas' power outages, says expert

Bitcoin mining likely didn't contribute to Texas' power outages, says expert


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Though many Texans are still suffering in the aftermath of a winter storm that left millions without power and running water for days, it’s unlikely that the crypto mining farms in the state played much of a role during the crisis.

Speaking to Cointelegraph, Kristy-Leigh Minehan, a mining consultant and chief technology officer of NEM Software, said Texas doesn’t currently have enough mining infrastructure to cause significant problems in the power grid when compared with that of major regions like Sichuan.

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