The trio visited Dresden, NY, the home of Greenidge Generation’s bitcoin mining operation, which has become a lightning rod for the broader debate over Bitcoin’s environmental impact and, in particular, the political battles over New York State’s move last year. year to impose a ban on new mining projects. They found that both sides made wildly exaggerated claims about the harm or benefits of the Greenidge operation. New York Assemblywoman Anna Kelles, a Democrat, has repeatedly made false claims that the facility is heating nearby Seneca Lake and killing aquatic life. At the same time, many proponents of mining overestimate the benefits to the community such as the number of jobs created.