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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    and today this guy has millions of dollars worth of worthless supercomputers lmao TECH TIME FLIES!!

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  • Trabelsi Marwen

    these crappy chinese faces are the new bankers

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    this makes me so mad with all them graphics cards

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    ASICs are like prostitutes. Shouldn't be allowed to operate at home. Loud as fcuk when operating. Costly to operate. and Judged harshly by society

  • Jean-Michel Sonn

    Goddammit, should have seen this few years ago.

  • Claybar392

    Watching this now, the profit margins on this have got to be a LOT tighter. At 80k/month in electricity (which im sure has gone up since 2015), as well as overall complexity up to harvest BTC I wonder how profitable this still is in mid 2018. Either way, they have to have made tens of thousands of Bitcoin over the life of these mines. Even with all the high overhead to mine them, each of them I'm sure has several thousand bitcoins each.

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  • Jock Rocks

    lol. It's not secret now. When the commies get interested in what you're doing, they will come and take you're private keys for you're wallets and all you're efforts will nothing for you.

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  • Chris Daniels

    Why aren't they using geothermal to liquid cool these machines.

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    secret place -> shows the city and road to get to the building

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    I would cash out my expenses what I had in and let the rest ride.

  • Dave Otuwa

    Every bitcoin mine is guarded and shouldn't be without occupancy. There must be at least a score of employees in the building at all times. Never fewer!

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    "Secret Bitcoin Mine" Proceed to show it and its location and its manager's identity. Okay...

  • Tapirus Sbrabous

    I was very lucky to buy @7600 and sell a month later close to 18000. I cashed out for some reason and saw the price falling a week after and plummeting a month later. Very lucky. Tripled my assets.

  • Phead128

    Back in 2015 (video released) it was $300 dollars for Bitcoin.Just 3 years later (Sep 2018), it is $6,319 for Bitcoin.Dude was right, holy crap.

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  • Sir Megallot

    The whole concept is relatively confusing... have thoudands of computers run algorithms to generate invisible money. He talks of a "reward..." for the completed algorithms... reward for what? What do the computations provide us with essentially? Are they providing scientists with valuable data? Do they serve a function in the operations of businesses? It almost doesn't seem like the ends justifies the means, but if you're making over a million dollars a month I suppose it does. I'm lost at what service the algorithmic computations provide us with though... I get that it generates money, but every other business structure in the world seems to have a definable good or service provided. What is the good or service provided by these algorithms?

  • TriHard

    crazy to think these 4 people mined 35 million $ worth bitcoin a month... billionaires every single one

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    not a secret anymore lol

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  • Gold Banking Specialist

    I guess its not a secret anymore.....

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