Speculate on what will become of all the mining farms when the Crypto craze finally comes to an end.
I'm not convinced in the long term future of Crypto, so this question is obviously assuming that Cyrpto mining will eventually come to an end.
There are a lot of mining farms around, and new ones popping up all the time. Obviously if crypto becomes worthless, than the ASICs that mine them become nearly completely worthless and the GPUs on rigs will suffer massive depreciation.
But what of all the infrastructure that supports these miners? What becomes of these spaces, kitted out with massive amounts of power and ventilation/cooling?
Some can/will become normal data centers, but that will not always be viable.
Regardless of whether or not crypto sticks around, blockchain seems to something that will live on. Will these new blockchains still require some sort of 'mining' / 'proof of work'?
What else can become of these facilities?