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A Bitcoin (BTC) mining project that taps into clean, stranded and excess hydro energy in Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, has picked up steam. The company behind the project, Gridless, tweeted that there are now “1600 families connected to this remote hydro minigrid in the mountains of southern Malawi.”

1600 families connected to this remote hydro minigrid in the mountains of southern Malawi. They have 50kW of stranded energy that we are testing out as a new Bitcoin mining site.

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Still working on venting, wiring, etc. pic.twitter.com/Sxf8ABGPWH

— Gridless (@GridlessCompute) January 21, 2023

The project exploits 50 kilowatts (kW) of stranded energy to test out as a new Bitcoin mining site. Erik Hersman, CEO and co-founder of Gridless, told Cointelegraph that while it’s a brand new mining project, the “impact was immediately felt.”

“The power developer had built these powerhouses a few years ago, but they weren’t able to

Keep reading this article on Cointelegraph.com.

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