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How extreme Texas weather impacts the bitcoin mining industry

When most people consider what it takes to run a successful bitcoin mining operation, the price of the digital asset or the availability of so-called mining rigs come to mind.  Weather also matters.  In a recent episode of The Scoop, Marathon CEO Fred Thiel talked through the logistics of Marathon’s new West Texas plant, including how extreme weather conditions affect miner productivity. As Thiel explains, temperature extremes in both directions have a direct impact on the energy demanded from the …