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Want Bitcoin Miners to Run Faster? Try Dunking Them In Coolant

Immersion-cooled miners can run faster without overheating

Industrial cooling fans operate to thermally regulate a cryptocurrency mining farm in Nadvoitsy, Russia.
Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The endless competition among Bitcoin miners to assemble the fastest computers has led to a surprising new tactic: installing computers inside tanks of liquid coolant.

The immersed equipment runs faster without overheating. In a business where every nanosecond of advantage counts, every major miner is piloting the technology right now, according to Nishant Sharma, founder of mining consultant BlocksBridge.