Crypto mining allegedly worsening air pollution in Iran

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Crypto mining allegedly worsening air pollution in Iran The push by many in Iran to establish the country as a mecca for crypto miners may be having some unintended environmental consequences. According to a report, the energy requirements of Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto mining in Iran coupled with the demand for heat in an exceptionally cold winter have contributed to a natural gas shortage, forcing power plants to allegedly burn "low-grade fuel oils" to meet the country’s electrical needs. The result has been "thick layers of toxic smog" across many Iranian cities and blackouts as some power plants have closed.

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