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The majority of bitcoin miners — about 78 percent — use renewable energy to power their mining operations, while preventing surplus electricity from going to waste in countries such as China, a new study by Coinshares has revealed. The U.K.-based digital asset management company argues that “bitcoin mining may in fact be acting as an electricity buyer of last resort,” contrary to the mainstream media construct of it being an environmental menace.

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Paraguay’s vice president has declared support for the “Golden Goose” project, which will see South Korea’s Blockchain Technology Foundation build five mining centers on state land. The foundation also plans to conduct what it describes as an “initial exchange offering” to facilitate investor participation in the project.

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