If Greenidge is any indication, the real conversations we might have about bitcoin mining and class will increasingly be consumed by another conflict: the culture war. I am he said for a momentPerhaps too reductionist, Bitcoin will become a red-blue issue in the US, with Republicans increasingly endorsing it and Democrats distancing themselves. Although the web itself will likely always remain “credibly neutral,” the way we think about it and politicize it will fall along predictable lines. A lot of topics got passed that way. Before climate change became a hot-button issue in American politics, for example, it was a relatively non-partisan issue where many politicians agreed that something needed to be done about it.