Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin mining gains popularity in Russia

The low cost of energy in a Russian city is turning it into a Bitcoin powerhouse. It's raising questions about how to regulate the use of the virtual currency.

    The low cost of energy in a Russian city is turning it into a Bitcoin powerhouse. It's raising questions about how to regulate the use of the virtual currency.

    Around the globe, millions of people use the online currency every day.

    Its growing popularity and high market value have turned the virtual currency into a real world commodity.

    Al Jazeera's Katia Lopez-Hodoyan explains.


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