Cryptocurrency mining company uses green energy

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While cryptocurrency continues to gather greater recognition and spawns more innovations, as we’ve seen recently with an app that converts users’ spare change into their cryptocurrency of choice, now a startup has found a way to increase its profit margins — by mining with cheaper, renewable energy. Austria-based HydroMiner is in the process of scaling up a project that uses hardware powered by hydroelectricity to mine cryptocurrencies. Mining is the process by which digital transactions are verified, creating new ‘money’, by adding a codified stamp of authenticity to the blockchain, or the digital ledger on which cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin…

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