A bitcoin mine owner surnamed Liu, 29, stands in front of a wall of cooling fans at the facility where he houses and operates mining machines in rural Sichuan. Photo: EPA

China’s bitcoin miners, wary of tighter government scrutiny, make plans to move overseas

Unlike coal or copper – mining in the digital bitcoin world is open to anyone with an internet connection and the suitable hardware

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A bitcoin mine owner surnamed Liu, 29, stands in front of a wall of cooling fans at the facility where he houses and operates mining machines in rural Sichuan. Photo: EPA
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.