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Chinese Bitcoin farms: From scuzzy to sci-fi

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Re: I've often wondered

Even in a cooler area, you still can't depend on ambient cooling, you still need the fans and chillers and evaporation stacks. (As much as my customers with 5 broken fans expect my datacenter to cool their chips for them in a locked box in a locked up rack).

A largest factor is cost of power. And where power is cheap is high-density low-income areas. Not out in the hinterlands. High-density areas are typically in the hotter areas.

They've done the math for both in and out, they would go wherever they get the most return.

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