https://www.wsj.com/articles/rural-washington-is-a-hot-spot-for-bitcoin-miners-1518354001

Inside Bitcoin Asic Hosting, which has roughly 350 cryptocurrency-mining machines at its headquarters in East Wenatchee, Wash. Sofia Jaramillo for The Wall Street Journal
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Small towns confront surge in power demand as firms that generate new cryptocurrency units ask to set up shop

Inside Bitcoin Asic Hosting, which has roughly 350 cryptocurrency-mining machines at its headquarters in East Wenatchee, Wash. Sofia Jaramillo for The Wall Street Journal

In Wenatchee, Wash., a bitcoin invasion is under way.

Home to hydroelectric dams that harness the flow of the Columbia River, north central Washington has some of the cheapest power in the U.S.

That has made the largely rural area best known for its apple orchards a magnet for bitcoin miners, who use powerful specialized computers to generate...

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