Russian crypto mining operator Bitriver will use electricity generated from associated gas provided by Gazprom Neft to mint digital coins. As part of a new agreement, the mining company will in return develop the digital infrastructure at the oil producer’s wells in Russia.
Crypto Mining Operator Bitriver to Cooperate With Russian Oil Giant Gazprom Neft
Russia’s third largest oil producer, Gazprom Neft, will power data centers operated by the country’s leading crypto mining company, Bitriver. The electricity needed for the production of digital currencies will be generated using associated petroleum gas, a form of natural gas found with oil deposits.
The arrangement is part of a memorandum of cooperation signed by the two companies during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, RBC Crypto reported, quoting