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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.