Villarrica, the town of Paraguay that has become a crypto-miner’s paradise


The Paraguayan city of Villarrica is experiencing cryptocurrency mining fever.

The city turned to crypto mining, the complex computational process used to mine digital currencies.

Abstract terms like cryptocurrency, Bitcoin or Ethereum can be seen and heard here.

Villarrica has 60,000 inhabitants and about 30,000 computers dedicated to this new company that arrived in the city two years ago.

BBC Mundo traveled to Paraguay to find out what’s behind this phenomenon.

  • Reporter: Mar Pichel
  • Producer: Louise Adamou
  • Camera: Phil Darley
  • Video editing: José María Rodero
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