Miami mayor offers city’s clean nuclear power to Chinese Bitcoin miners
Mayor Francis Suarez wants to make Miami a Bitcoin mining hub by offering the city’s cheap, clean nuclear energy supply.
With Bitcoin (BTC) mining concentration expanding in North America, Miami mayor Francis Suarez is looking to position his city as a hub for crypto mining activity.
Speaking to CNBC on Thursday, Mayor Suarez said he is inviting foreign mining companies to consider establishing data centers in the city.
According to Suarez, Miami’s ample nuclear electricity supply should attract Bitcoin miners looking to adopt clean energy sources for their operations.
Mayor Suarez has previously weighed in on the issue claiming back in March that 90% of Bitcoin mining was from “dirty energy.”
At the time, the Miami mayor argued that a shift in mining concentration to the United States may help to ease environmental concerns.
As part of efforts to attract overseas Bitcoin miners, Mayor Suarez stated that city officials were looking to reduce the cost of energy in conjunction with the power companies. Other incentives like favorable taxes and minimal regulations are also on the table, according to the Miami mayor.