North Carolina County Bans Commercial Bitcoin Mining For A Year

“The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining.””Commissioners approved the one-year ban after holding a public hearing during their meeting on May 2.”The moratorium passed unanimously despite local Bitcoiners coming together to voice their concerns, according to Bitcoin Magazine.”The County’s current ordinances do not define cryptocurrency mining as a specific use.””Cryptocurrency mining operations can negatively affect surrounding neighborhoods due to excessive energy use, e-waste, pollution, and noise.””The temporary pause will help protect the public interest until regulations regarding cryptocurrency mining are adopted. The one-year ban is effective immediately through May 1, 2024.””You can read the ordinance here.”

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