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How the U.S. benefits when China turns its back on Bitcoin

Until the middle of last year, most cryptocurrency mining took place in China. Then authorities pulled the plug. So Chinese bitcoin miners began moving their gear to U.S. towns like Kearney, Nebraska.

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Senate Democrats want to fight inflation, but there are limits to what they can do

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How the U.S. benefits when China turns its back on Bitcoin

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