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March 14, 2014 AT 3:00 am

North America’s largest Bitcoin mining exchange is using thousands of Pis @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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RaspberryPi.org was astonished when they saw this news clip from a Seattle station going behind the scenes in North America’s largest Bitcoin mining operation.

Here’s a segment from KOMO 4, a Seattle news station. Last week’s news about the collapse of Mt Gox, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, has meant that there’s been lots media interest in Bitcoin, and this video talks about what it is…and, in doing so, visits one of the US’s biggest Bitcoin farms. We were struck dumb (really – jaws resting on chests, drooling slightly) when we saw the footage of how they’re mining: that’s an awful lot of Pis, and even more ASIC miners. We don’t think we’ve seen so many Raspberry Pis in one place outside the factory in Wales where they’re made. Fast forward to 3:08 for a detailed look.

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