Bitcoin is a new form of digital currency that has sprung up over the last few years. It has spurred a new industry called "bitcoin mining" where massive amounts of computing power is used to generate the currency. And this involves massive amounts of electricity. Many of these 'mining' operations want to move to Quebec, but Hydro says they'll take up too much energy and perhaps even force rates to rise. We look into the battle and what it could mean for average Quebecers.
Guest(s) : David Morris, Concordia University Amie Watson, Blogger Jonathan Côté, Hydro-Québec Alexander Martin-Bale, Co-Founder, Sky Data
CityLife examines issues that affect all anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, roadwork, the environment, the economy, immigration, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!