RT @gladstein: Like any new technology, governments will eventually start figuring out Bitcoin. It’s just a matter of time. Thankfully they whiffed on mining the first 18 million. For that, we can be grateful for their arrogance and ignorance. But that won’t last much longer. https://t.co/sDsVtNunms
RT @baidakova: I actually wasn't expecting to talk to Russia's nuclear power monopolist about bitcoin mining, but... here we go! The spot is really like a mile away from the plant. https://t.co/PBaDggBwYn
RT @matt_odell: "Rosatom is the first big government-related entity to embrace miners in Russia...And with plans to eventually open 240 megawatts or more of its power from several locations to the industry, the company could become a notable player on the global market."
"Rosatom is the first big government-related entity to embrace miners in Russia...And with plans to eventually open 240 megawatts or more of its power from several locations to the industry, the company could become a notable player on the global market."
Will this delusion ever end? Has the whole world gone crazy? We got good printed fiat, the best money system the world has ever had and we are going to give it all up for imaginary numbers that we got by converting electricity in to heat in a world that's overheating?
Rosenergoatom seems serious about working with miners: According to Nemchenkov, there will be an option to hire the nuclear giant’s personnel to take care of the mining containers and leverage its engineering and industrial safety expertise.
Ahh yes. Nuclear safety expertise. Brought to you by the makers of Chernobyl and K-19.
And the 30-something incidents since the '50s at the nearby Mayak plant (the source of radioactive contamination of Lake Karachay), including the very latest one in 2017, when airborne ruthenium-106 was detected by multiple labs all over Europe and traced back to there (a clear sign something bad undeniably happened), with Russian authorities still denying anything happened at all.
The site was a critical part of the Soviet's assembly line for nuclear weapons and it's still in use as a reprocessing plant for spent nuclear submarines fuel and other things.