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The Venezuelan federal government is set to restriction crypto mining in government-provided real estate, per an official statement.
The statement was made in a video tweeted by state-owned tv station VTV Canal 8.
In the video, Ildemaro Villarroel, the Minister of Real estate, mentioned that the main federal government had actually released an order prohibiting the setup of equipment that can mining bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies in houses supplied by the state.
The minister stated that the relocation was being made as part of a campaign to promote the conservative and reasonable usage of electrical power.
” The setup of cryptocurrency mining machines has actually now been forbidden according to the [amended] Excellent Objective Real Estate Venezuela real estate strategy.”
The Excellent Objective Real Estate Venezuela real estate strategy, presented by the Hugo Chávez administration in 2011, was established to supply real estate for households living in precarious conditions.
Villarroel added that the decision had actually been taken in combination with the Ministry of Electric Energy, and mentioned the “harmful effects” crypto mining has actually had “on electrical power need and intake in [state-built] city advancements.”
Cryptocurrency mining is legal in Venezuela, and the nation is amongst the world’s top 10 electrical power customers for crypto mining, per information put together by the University of Cambridge
Previously this month, the Venezuelan army revealed the seizure of a truck filled with 315 unregistered Antminer 9 crypto mining rigs.