- El Salvador is working hard to have a head start, as pointed out by Gerson Martinez.
- The release also highlights the potential for Bitcoin mining to enhance the economics.
The Volcano Energy initiative in El Salvador, in conjunction with Lava Pool and Luxor Technology, has built the country’s first local Bitcoin mining pool. Bitcoin-friendly El Salvador is planning to produce electricity from renewable sources to support future Bitcoin mining operations, and the country’s $1 billion renewable energy initiative grabbed news earlier in 2023.
Luxor’s expertise in developing software and offering Bitcoin mining services is being put to good use by Volcano Energy. Additionally, the project will use Luxor’s Hashrate Forward Marketplace to implement automated risk management measures utilized by other significant Bitcoin mining companies in order to reduce market volatility. El Salvador is working hard to have a head start, as pointed out by Gerson Martinez, chief strategy officer of Volcano Energy.
As Gerson put it:
“Our vision is to create a vertically integrated energy and bitcoin mining company whose value is accretive to investors and to all Salvadoran citizens.”
Moreover, the creation of Volcano Energy and the beginning of local Bitcoin mining, according to Luxor’s chief operating officer Ethan Vera, will add to Bitcoin’s ethos of geographical decentralization.
The release also highlights the potential for Bitcoin mining to enhance the economics of innovative energy initiatives in nations with ample renewable energy sources. Moreover, mining activities provide an additional income stream.
Volcano Energy, a public-private partnership, has agreed to provide the government of El Salvador 23% of its profits from mining. The Central American country plans to spend mining proceeds on electricity transmission and infrastructure to boost economic and technical development.
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