Mystery solved: That secretive solar farm in western Colorado? It’s officially a crypto mine (Colorado Sun)

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    Mystery solved: That secretive solar farm in western Colorado? It’s officially a crypto mine – By Mark Jaffe (Colorado Sun) / June 28, 2022

    After China banned crypto mining in 2021, miners have been scrambling to find new homes in rural areas across the U.S.

    Mystery solved. The hush-hush solar development in Olathe is sub rosa no more. The old Louisiana Pacific lumber mill along U.S. 50 is home to a cryptocurrency mine.

    Aspen Creek Digital Corporation announced late last week that its “high-performance” bitcoin mining center is now operating on the site and is linked to the 10-megawatt solar fields that cover acres and acres around the old mill.

    “ADC was founded with a simple premise in mind, which is to create a sustainable source of renewable energy to power our operations and put renewables back on the grid,” Aspen Creek Digital’s CEO Alexandra DaCosta said in a statement.

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