Sustainable Mining in North America with Peter Wall
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This week on the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, host Christian Keroles sat down with the CEO of Argo Blockchain (ARBKF) to cover all things mining. The conversation starts with a dive into Peter's Bitcoin story which starts in a hostel in Bali as these stories often do. Peter's journey from running that hostel to operating one of the largest public mining companies in the industry is a tad out of the ordinary.  Wall discusses how Argo breaks down their business among BTC Mining, Alt-coin mining, venture capital, and R&D. Of all of these pillars BTC Mining is by far the most important and the cash cow of the business.

Argo is focused on deploying hashrate across the US with an emphasis on mining using renewable resources. Peter think's is not good that so much mining in China uses coal power, especially during the dry season. He and Argo see North America as being an opportunity to align Bitcoin with Green Energy while still being extremely competitive globally on energy costs. Peter thinks that Bitcoin mining can get the best of both worlds.

Other topics covered in this podcast:

  1. Mining Bitcoin & treasury management
  2. The current ASIC market?
  3. How is the ASIC Market Changing?
  4. Misconceptions around Bitcoin mining and energy usage?
  5. Mining in North America.
  6. Mining Bitcoin in Texas.
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