Norway Mulls Backing Sweden’s Call for Euro Ban on Crypto Mining

Norway Mulls Backing Sweden’s Call for Euro Ban on Crypto Mining

The government in Norway is considering ways to limit the environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining and may support Swedish proposals to that end, including a European ban on proof-of-work mining. The European Commission has revealed it is already working to promote a transition to “more sustainable” protocols. Extensive Use of Renewable Energy for Mining Is Hard to Justify, Norway Minister Says Authorities in Norway are mulling over potential policy measures to deal with the effects of crypto mining on the environment, the country’s minister....


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