Mining bitcoin on a single GPU took very little technical skill. Nearly anyone with a few hundred bucks could could do it, and computational requirements were still low enough to make it worthwhile. That would quickly change however, as cryptocurrency began to catch on the community started to get some big ideas on mining hardware.
Sichuan 25,000 mining army flees: a flood loss, millions in bitcoin mining hardware destroyed in China 四川2.5万挖矿大军：一场洪水亏损上亿 最怕停电和孤独|中国的比特币门户
Just like the butterfly effect, a recent torrential rain swept through the mines in the mountains of Sichuan, which led to a 30% reduction in global bitcoin computing power .
Exploring the cryptocurrency "gold rush": mining is the only way out of these places - 探秘加密货币"淘金热"：挖矿成了这些地方的唯一出路_巴比特_服务于区块链创新者
受低廉的电力成本以及较高的盈利可能驱使，加密货币矿工拓宽了他们的视野，开始在世界各地的小角落进行挖矿活动。部分居民选择接受这种新型经济形式，但也有人开始选择退出。 另一场淘金热？ …
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