In mid-August officials from the Chinese province of Sichuan approved a number of enterprises that mine bitcoin for legal hydropower consumption in the region. Following the local government of Ya’an city deciding to foster mining, officials from Chengdu recently spoke about welcoming crypto mining at the Hashcon 2020 event as well as bolstering a blockchain industrial park.
Government leaders from the province of Sichuan are beginning to be far more friendly toward bitcoin mining than they were two years ago. In 2018, officials called the industry wasteful, but nowadays leaders from Sichuan have been embracing bitcoin miners.
In mid-April 2020, officials from Ya’an city approved a number of companies to leverage cheap hydropower in the region. In August, Ya’an leaders allowed a “second batch of demonstration enterprises for hydropower consumption,” according to 8btc contributor Lylian Teng.
On August 28, Vincent He from 8btc explained that two officials from the government of Chengdu spoke at the Hashcon 2020 event. Chengdu…