U.S. Senate panel probes how crypto mining increases energy consumption

By: - March 8, 2023 5:31 pm

“Bitcoin mining in the United States uses as much power as we need to light every single home in our country, and that demand on our grid is only going to grow,” said Sen. Ed Markey during a hearing on the energy implications of digital currency. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include domestic policy and appropriations.