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How to Identify a Bitcoin or Ethereum Cloud Mining Scam? How does a Bitcoin node verify a transaction? Bitcoin “miners” who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York’s northern border a couple of years ago to tap into some of the nation’s cheapest hydroelectric power, offering an air of Silicon Valley sophistication to this often-snowy region. But as the once-high-flying bitcoin market has waned, so too has the enthusiasm for bitcoin miners.
And some officials question whether it’s all worth it for the relatively few jobs created. We don’t want someone coming in, taking our resources, not creating the jobs they professed to create and then disappear,” said Tim Currier, mayor of Massena, a village just south of the Canadian border, where bitcoin operator Coinmint recently announced plans to use the old aluminum plant site for a mining operation that would require 400 megawatts – roughly enough to power 300,000 homes at once. In this March 24, 2018 photo, Ryan Brienza poses with the drives at his crypto-mine in Plattsburgh, N. Cheap electricity and chilly air near New York’s northern border is attracting energy-hungry businesses that “mine” bitcoins and other digital currencies with rows of computers. But the small number of mines operating so far have created few jobs even as they tap into limited supplies of cheap hydro-power. In Plattsburgh, where two cryptocurrency operations have been blamed for spiking electricity rates, the prospect of more cryptocurrency miners plugging in spooked officials enough in March to enact an 18-month moratorium on new operations. For local officials, the power struggle has been a crash course in the esoteric bitcoin mining business in which miners earn bitcoins by making complex calculations that verify transactions on the digital currency’s public ledger.