A man buys in a store that accepts bitcoins in El Zonte, El Salvador. Stanley Estrada/AFP via Getty Images
Stanley Estrada/AFP via Getty Images
The president of El Salvador announced Wednesday that the country’s state-run geothermal energy utility would begin using power derived from volcanoes for Bitcoin mining.
The announcement on social media came just hours after the Central American nation’s congress voted to make the cryptocurrency an acceptable legal tender.
“I’ve just instructed the president of @LaGeoSV (our state-owned geothermal electric company), to put up a plan to offer facilities for #Bitcoin mining with very cheap, 100% clean, 100% renewable, 0 emissions energy from