Michelle Caruso-Cabrera interviews Port of Douglas economic development Ron Cridlebaugh on the impacts of Bitcoin mining in Douglas County, WA. From the article:
- "Our infrastructure is actually being put to the test. We're full," said Ron Cridlebaugh, the Port of Douglas County economic development manager.
- Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ripple have skyrocketed in value recently. Many people have been trying to get in on the action.
- Mining digital currencies requires a lot of electrical power as computers process gargantuan amounts of data.