Washington’s Mason County Rejects New Bitcoin Miners

Mason County joins Chelan County in the U.S. state of Washington to place a moratorium on new applications for cryptocurrency mining operations.

In a move to take time and evaluate the effect of energy-intensive crypto mining operations on local power resources, Mason County’s Public Utility District (PUD) has announced a moratorium on new cryptocurrency mining operations. The moratorium, which does not apply to existing approved applications, will extend to all “computer or data processing loads related to virtual or cryptocurrency mining, bitcoin, Blockchain or similar purposes,” the group said Wednesday. Pointing to the influx of numerous mining operations moving in to take advantage of the area’s cheap power tariffs, power supply manager Michele Patterson revealed “a rush of cryptocurrency operations” taking base in the Pacific Northwest in recent times.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/washingtons-mason-county-is-rejecting-new-bitcoin-miners/

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