Canadian oil producer mines bitcoin, snuffs out gas flare

Mobile data centre consumes enough gas for more than 1,500 homes

There is an urgent need to rapidly curb the practice of flaring and venting waste natural gas at upstream oil wells. There is also growing interest in using this gas to power remote energy-hungry computing applications, such as cryptocurrency mining and data processing. One start-up in this field has just completed its latest installation to capture a n…

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