Norwegian town wants 'noisy' Bitcoin miners out, experts respond

Norwegian town wants ‘noisy’ Bitcoin miners out, experts respond


There’s a new Bitcoin (BTC) energy FUD in town: noise. In Sortland, a Norwegian municipality, locals are waging war on Bitcoin miners to thwart further BTC mining developments. Their latest protest against proof-of-work (PoW) mining is that it’s loud. 

It’s not enough that Bitcoin miners in Sortland use 100% renewable energy sources, create jobs and even use waste heat from the PoW process to dry out timber and seaweed for local businesses; they must do so quietly.

Sortland (red) in the extremes of Norway. Source: Google

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Kjetil Hove Pettersen, CEO at local KryptoVault, explained that it could be another case of media spin aiming at Bitcoin. He explained the situation to Cointelegraph:

“It is usually the negative voices that get the most media attention; this does not reflect

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