Episode 28: Bitcoin Mining at Bitcoin Lake Guatemala with Dr Patrick Melder

My guest today is Dr. Patrick Melder, surgeon and founder of Bitcoin Lake in Guatemala. Inspired by Bitcoin Beach in El Salvador, Bitcoin Lake wants to educate the local community on the various benefits and possibilities of Bitcoin and the lightning network. His current focus is Bitcoin mining with biomass from local wastewater facilities. 

We cover:

  • Leaving the surgical profession
  • The origins of Bitcoin Lake
  • How the indigenous people have responded to the project
  • Wastewater management and Bitcoin mining¬†
  • Mistakes and hopes for the future


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