Life Inside a Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mine

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In October of last year Motherboard gained access to a massive, secretive Bitcoin mine housed within a repurposed factory in the Liaoning Province in rural northeast China.

This is the infrastructure that keeps the digital currency’s decentralized network up and running, and its operators are profiting big time.

The mine we visited is just one of six sites owned by a secretive group of four people, part of a colossal mining operation that, as of our visit, cumulatively generated 4,050 bitcoins a month, equivalent to a monthly gross of $1.5 million.

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  • chemicalsam

    Just ban crypto already please. Waste of electricity and GPUs

  • RockRob2040

    https://blockchain.info/payment_request?address=13VYeBxCwTj8GwMsERj3aCXrmkf7LXhbMk&amount=2&message=Donation%20for%20founding%20a%20mining%20pool.

  • Yarey Sánchez Aponte

    Living the dream. lol

  • Sakur Yiming

    Fck these miners.... The Gaming graphic cards are meant for gamers, not the miners ... :(

  • Gakell

    Cryptocurrancy is just the next cancerous evolution of capitalism focused on profit over actual production. This will lead to a great stagnation.

  • shaco sleepwalker

    Damn i wish i can live to the day they say bitcoin is out of business and see the look on the faces of the miners around the world

  • Ujjal Das

    This place would get scary as night falls...The sound of the machines are scary too..

  • Dickens

    Wikileaks files exposed. BITCOIN VENDERhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmIJEbET7f0

  • OpanReview

    http://www.minerfarm.com/login?r=97017#toregisterthis is a free mining page. you have 100 initial gh/s and you don't have to make deposits

  • Mary Jane

    who gives a shit money is worthless anyway

  • m.youtube.com

    What happens if Satoshi Nakamoto dumps his Bitcoins?

  • Steve Slothower

    socialbird.dk/free-bitcon-generator?180

  • Tom Chen

    Here to buy the chipset: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/BM1387-BM1387B-BM1485-BM1720-ASIC-Bitcoin-Miner-Chip/1956345_32847402305.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.89bb74bbCTQO8w Wechat: bitmine

  • Nakatomi Uk

    Could imagine one of those cable along the floor breaking and trying to get it out to replace without it twisting around others

  • Arriaga Two

    It is like being paid for rollin dices

  • Johnr197

    " a secret mine "...? Opening sequence names the village it's in and shows the building and the owners faces. . Really secretive stuff ok....stupid clickbait shit

  • taicatau

    Thank you for the video.

  • Dan Laurentiu

    Huge mining warehouse you got there. Very interesting. There it has to be someone for maintenance that is for sure.

  • budro

    Its funny how they used the sound of the fans to make the outro music

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  • Omar Besbes

    Please help me with donating some bitcoin 173RKqaMmcYVPi5BqfAUbTwEqm6qFndJ8V ! Love you all and thank you <3

  • INOVA A.Ş

    "INOVA AS" in TURKEY , i hope, we'll do it too. )))

  • Cookiebird606 SS

    A secret that only 4 million people know about

  • YoungBoyfriend Jesse

    I would love a career at a cryptocurrency data center as a financial analyst, and business information systems administrative one day 💖

  • Hayati Husain

    get free 50 GHS for trial to get your btc and get much2 more money pls click link go to reg.. https://www.cryptominingfarm.io/signup/?referrer=5B1501BDB768D

  • Steve Vaughn

    Over time, miners develop black lung. Or in this case, is it blockchain lung ? Actually, they must be absorbing some amount of electro-magnetic radiation.

  • Samme Samme-nlar

    Sorry Chinese government has turned out to be gainst bitcoin.

  • YoungBoyfriend Jesse

    I love economics 💖I would love to build a cryptocurrency mining business information systems data center one day as a fun project!I really love investments 💖

  • Jonathan Soko

    And thats why GPU prices SUCK. Thx assholes

  • YoungBoyfriend Jesse

    I would love a career at a cryptocurrency data center as a financial analyst, and business information systems administrative one day 💖I love economics 💖I would love to build a cryptocurrency mining business information systems data center one day as a fun project!I really love investments 💖

  • YoungBoyfriend Jesse

    I would love to own aChinese bitcoin data centerone day! 💖

  • c cc

    First time i heard about this it was $38 a coin and i laughed. Oops

  • Dr Bob Gregson

    Bitcoins is based on an open-source cryptography protocol that is independent of any central authority which is why I use www.furcoins.com for my transaction in that it is safer and cheaper.

  • Asmir Abdurahmanovic

    one factory full of gear, so i guess i can forget it

  • Fra G

    they could use that power to help some science projects

  • Truth Army

    Very smart Chinese business

  • Alex Chu

    How is this a secret if he shows everyone on the internet?

  • Sammy Hamawi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqxu_fwrDZM

  • Matthew Bedford

    Who ever invented this algorithm wants executing, for damning future generation from all the energy wasted in this pointless pursuit of money at the expense of the environment and global warming.

  • oompaloompa

    Bitcoins are limited it will not be the currency of the future.

  • Satoshi Alpha

    Magnifico video muy nítido contenido y nos quedamos pendiente a su canal éxito y gracias

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