Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology Investigated Cryptocurrency Mining Operations in Data Centers

[ChainDD report] April 30 (ChainDD) According to The Paper, on April 27, it was reported that Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology issued "the emergency notice on mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency involved in the data centers of Beijing", which required all data centers in Beijing should check the mining business of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency.

If any data center involved in the relevant business, they should offer feedback before 12:00 noon on April 28. The related information includes the electricity consumption and total energy consumption ratio of mining business in recent one year.

In response, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology replied on the afternoon of April 29 that the notice was indeed issued. The Bureau mentioned that the investigation would carry out mainly from the perspective of business types and energy consumption of data centers. But it is the normal responsibility of the Bureau.

However, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology did not respond to the results up to now.

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