NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) -- Think you can fire up the old Dell PC and mine some bitcoins? There is a bit more to it than that. Think immersion cooled servers and a utility bill of tens of thousands of dollars per month. Or, a 24/7 operation in 105 degree heat with ear-piercing noise from fans struggling to cool 2,500 machines.
In an article for The Register, two radically different views of bitcoin mining are offered.