Crypto mining allegedly worsens air pollution in Iran
The push by many in Iran to establish the country as a mecca for crypto miners may have some unintended environmental consequences. According to a Bloomberg report, (BTC) power requirements and crypto mining in Iran, along with demand for heat in an exceptionally cold winter, have contributed to a shortage, forcing power plants to allegedly burn “low-quality fuel oils” to meet the country’s electrical needs. The result has been “thick layers of toxic smog” in many Iranian cities and blackouts due to the closure of some power plants.
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