El Salvador has launched Lava Pool, the country’s first Bitcoin mining pool powered by renewable geothermal energy. The project, a collaboration between Volcano Energy and Luxor Technology, aims to harness the abundance of renewable geothermal energy for crypto mining. Lava Pool will benefit from Luxor’s Hashrate Forward Marketplace to protect against market volatility. This initiative is part of the broader Volcano Energy project, which plans to establish a global Bitcoin mining powerhouse fueled by renewable energy. With an initial computational power projected to exceed 1.3 EH/s, Volcano Energy aims to achieve economic freedom, energy competitiveness, and self-reliance for El Salvador through Bitcoin integration. However, the impact on the broader acceptance and integration of Bitcoin mining within the global energy infrastructure remains to be seen.

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