Hashrate Happy Hour Podcast
Hashrate Happy Hour Podcast
Ep. 19 Mining Bitcoin at a Paper Mill
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Today's show is a special one, I have the pleasure of having two guests on: Holden Guillies & Todd Behrend. Both guests are coming from Merkle Standard. Merkle Standard is committed to building North America’s largest sustainable digital asset mining platform. With a specific focus on vertical-integration, the company has prioritized renewable energy at its developed sites. Holden is coming to the conversation with years of private equity, research, and investment analysis for experience and brings a uniquely economic perspective to the bitcoin mining industry. My other guest Todd is coming with over 30 years of experience in a broad range of roles all mostly focused on engineering and site optimization and brings a very mechanical focused perspective to the conversation. The dynamics of both Todd & Holden on this episode is fantastic as they both shed light on different areas of the bitcoin mining operation.

During today’s show, we start with a deep dive on how Merkle Standard was able to acquire the paper mill in Ponderay as a distressed asset and how they are finding unique ways to diversify the income of the asset with bitcoin mining as just one revenue stream, We discuss some of the challenges that Merkel Standard has been facing when it comes to setting up a bitcoin mining operation in a small town and how they are overcoming that, we get into how Merkle is finding creative ways to engage the local economies and help educate them on what bitcoin mining is, and lastly we wrap up by discussing some of the best practices for communicating how bitcoin mining is a net positive for a local economy. Like I said this is a great conversation because we have two different perspectives from the company to help shed light on how a industrial scale bitcoin miner can successfully integrate into a small local economy. And with that, I hope that you enjoy todays discussion with Holden & Todd.

Today’s podcast is brought to you by our sponsor, the Texas Blockchain Council; a bitcoin-first nonprofit industry organization working to make Texas the jurisdiction of choice for bitcoin mining and blockchain innovation. They will be hosting North America’s premiere policy conference for the bitcoin and digital asset ecosystem on November 15-17 in Fort Worth Texas. For more information, please visit their website at texasblockchaincouncil.org

Support for today's show comes from SunnySide Digital, the leading wholesale distributor of data center and digital mining hardware and infrastructure.. Contact their sales team today at sales@sunnysideinc.ca.

bitcoin, cryptocurrency, mining, energy consumption, renewable energy, sustainability, power grid, blockchain, technology, innovation, business, finance, investment, climate change, environment, energy efficiency, electricity production, utility companies, power companies, energy industry

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