With Bitcoin (Bitcoin) The concentration of mining is expanding in North America, and the Mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, hopes to position his city as the center of crypto mining activities.
On Thursday, Mayor Suarez said in an interview with CNBC Say He is inviting foreign mining companies to consider building a data center in the city.
According to Suarez, Miami’s abundant nuclear power supply should attract Bitcoin miners who want to use clean energy in their operations, especially given the current concern about the so-called carbon footprint of crypto mining.
Mayor Suarez has weighed on this issue before, and he claimed in March that 90% of Bitcoin mining From “dirty energy”.
At the time, the mayor of Miami believed that the concentrated transfer of the mining industry to the United States might help alleviate environmental problems.
As part of the effort to attract overseas Bitcoin miners, Mayor Suarez stated that city officials are seeking to cooperate with power companies to reduce energy costs. The Mayor of Miami stated that other incentives, such as preferential taxes and minimum regulations, are also under discussion.
By using cheap, clean energy and crypto-friendly regulations, Miami may compete with other emerging mining destinations in Texas and Wyoming.
The plan may also further expand Miami’s crypto adoption drivers, which the city hopes to become Bitcoin and the world’s cryptocurrency capital.
Mayor Suarez himself is a cryptocurrency supporter and has previously stated that he owns Bitcoin and Ether (Ethereum). As Cointelegraph previously reported, Mayor of Miami buys Bitcoin After Congress passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill in March.
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Suarez’s public invitation to overseas miners is also at a time when the Chinese authorities have stepped up their efforts to crack down on crypto mining.On Friday, it was reported that crypto miners in Ya’an City, Sichuan Province had been Ordered the closure of their business.
As Beijing authorities seem to have widespread anti-crypto mining sentiment, a more friendly climate like Miami may be attractive to miners leaving China. In fact, some miners are already considering plans to leave the country. A BTC.top spokesperson told Cointelegraph, “Yes, we want to go abroad.”