Eduardo Kooper is the owner of Data Center CR and the plant. “We had a lot of power, but we did nothing with it. We had to pause activity for nine months. We looked for many alternatives — from making fried food, frozen food — everything that used a lot of energy. Just a year ago, someone told me about Bitcoin, blockchain, and digital mining.” Kooper, skeptical at first, learned that the crypto mining business requires a lot of energy, much of which comes from fossil fuels. The company invested $500,000 to venture into hosting digital mining computers. “Our market is the international miner who is looking for better conditions,” said Kooper. “That miner is looking for clean energy, cheap energy that is economically viable, and looking for internet connection, where he finds it is where that miner is going to go.”
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