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Residents of a Texan town say bitcoin mining threatens to crash its power grid

Residents of a Texan town say bitcoin mining threatens to crash its power grid
A 300-megawatt facility has altered the lives of several Granbury residents, who also complain about the noise it makes

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Residents of a Texas town are raising concerns about a large bitcoin mining facility that they say is negatively impacting their lives and threatening to crash the state's power grid due to its high electricity consumption. The facility, operated by Marathon Digital, has been cited over 30 times for violating noise limits, but residents claim that no significant action has been taken to address the issue. The increased electricity use from the mining operation also means higher bills for everyone. Lawmakers are worried that the state's grid will struggle to stay operative during extreme weather conditions. Meanwhile, the Republican policy platform has stated that it will "defend the right to mine Bitcoin" if Donald Trump is elected to the White House. Trump has also expressed a desire for all remaining Bitcoins to be produced by American miners.

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