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Picture Story: Patrick Cavan Brown Digs for Bitcoin on Assignment for Politico

June 11, 2018

By David Walker

© Patrick Cavan Brown

Bitcoin transactions are tracked by complex algorithms that run on a decentralized network of private computers. In this makeshift operation, large vents remove heat generated by the electricity required to run the computers.

Beyond all the hype about the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is a lot of confusion about how it works and what its social, economic and political implications might be. Politico magazine recently gave its readers a look at some of Bitcoin’s real-world impact with a story titled “This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town.” Written by Paul Roberts...

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