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Texas leaders worry that Bitcoin mines threaten to crash the state power grid

Granbury residents are raising alarms over noise from a local Bitcoin mine, while state lawmakers warn that the energy-hungry facilities risk “crashing” the electrical grid.

Cheryl Shadden in her backyard with Wolf Hollow II in the background on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

Cheryl Shadden in her backyard with several of her Great Pyrenees dogs on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.
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Wolf Hollow II, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

Bitcoin can "game the system"

Trucks are parked alongside containers of computers owned by Marathon Digital at the Bitcoin mine in Granbury, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

A phased plan for noise reduction

Signs are displayed on the fence of Cheryl Shadden’s property in Granbury, Texas, on June 11, 2024.

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