Debate on crypto mining builds: Council divided on moratorium, rule changes | Local News

Greenville City Council members are divided on whether they should implement a moratorium on facilities that can mine cryptocurrencies while they decide if the current ordinance governing them needs modifications.

In January Councilwoman Marion Blackburn asked for a discussion about dropping or modifying an ordinance that allows large data processing facilities in areas of the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction zoned for industrial development. The ordinance was created in January 2022 when Compute North, a company that facilitates crypto mining, was trying to build a center here.

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