Episode: Layer 1 CEO Alex Liegl on the Institutionalization of Mining in America


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Layer 1 CEO Alex Liegl on the Institutionalization of Mining in America

Layer 1 is focused on converting “electricity into money” via highly efficient bitcoin mining facilities. Where mining has historically been concentrated in places with cheap and sometimes subsidized energy, Layer 1’s operations are currently focused in America: West Texas to be precise. Also counter to historical trends, Layer 1 is focused on working with regulators and the institutionalization of the mining space. In this conversation, CEO Alex Liegl provides insight into the economics of institutional grade mining, the halving, and details their plan to amass 25% of the BTC hash rate by 2021 with an American base. .  

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