How the Chinese crypto-mining ban is also an environmental move


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It’s been about six months since China started banned cryptocurrency mining. That’s the extremely energy-intensive process where computers run complex math problems to get rewarded with cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin. Until recently, China was the epicenter of this activity, partly because the electricity needed to run all those computers is relatively cheap there. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with Jennifer Pak, Marketplace’s China correspondent, to check in on where things stand after the ban.

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