A Uncommon Look Inside A Large Bitcoin Mine

Bitcoin mining isn’t a reasonably enterprise. It requires numerous specialised servers which might be primarily unusable for regular computing and plenty of cooling. However once you convey hundreds of miners collectively in the identical room, issues actually get ugly.

Motherboard has some fascinating footage of a bitcoin mine in Liaoning Province, China. The mine, arrange in an unused manufacturing unit, is a snakes’ nest of wires and excessive powered followers, a type of excessive-tech server farm that’s so useful resource intensive that it needs to be optimized to a fault.

This server farm manages three% of the entire blockchain. That, in itself, is superb: so many assets thrown at an issue so insurmountable that hundreds of machines operating in unison solely handle to deal with a fraction of the transactions.