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U.S. lawmakers are debating what the government should do about crypto mining. (Getty Images)
Republicans Seek to Counter Effort to Curtail Crypto Mining
The word of caution comes after Democrats warned a top environmental official in April about harms of digital assets mining.
U.S. lawmakers are debating what the government should do about crypto mining. (Getty Images)

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Crypto News Roundup for June 9, 2022
With bitcoin’s price defending the $30K level, plus a look at how some environmentalists want to change the original cryptocurrency’s code, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.
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New York Mining 'Ban' Is a Green Opportunity
The state’s possible moratorium on new carbon-based mining could be seen as an opportunity.
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Bitcoin mining can soak up renewable energy that is hard to transmit or consume locally, giving a leg up to energy producers. (Illustration: Yunha)
Inside the Environmentalist Campaign to Change Bitcoin’s Code
Campaigners explain why they’re convinced all it takes is support from a few powerful firms and people to change the fundamentals of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin mining can soak up renewable energy that is hard to transmit or consume locally, giving a leg up to energy producers. (Illustration: Yunha)

Crusoe's CEO Lochmiller signing partnership with Deputy President of OIA and Chairman of OQ, one of the largest oil companies in Oman, Mulham Basheer Al Jarf. (Crusoe)
Middle East Oil Producers Move Into Bitcoin Mining With Crusoe Energy Stakes
The U.S. startup – which uses flared natural gas to power bitcoin mining rigs – counts the sovereign wealth funds of Abu Dhabi and Oman as investors.
Crusoe's CEO Lochmiller signing partnership with Deputy President of OIA and Chairman of OQ, one of the largest oil companies in Oman, Mulham Basheer Al Jarf. (Crusoe)

Clark Vaccaro, acting president and chief strategy officer at BaSIC, a local trade organization, holding up a sign after a rally against the proposed bill last month. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
New York State Senate Passes Bitcoin Mining Moratorium
The state Assembly had already passed the bill, which would bar new mining operations powered by carbon-based energy sources for two years.
Clark Vaccaro, acting president and chief strategy officer at BaSIC, a local trade organization, holding up a sign after a rally against the proposed bill last month. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

The White House
US and EU Look to Blockchain to Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council’s Climate and Clean Tech working group announced its aims in a joint document published Monday.
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Power plant in New York (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
Environmental Groups Call on US Government to Implement Stringent Bitcoin Mining Regulations
Local and national activists are banding together to limit what they consider are the industry's adverse effects on the environment.
Power plant in New York (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

New York State Capitol
Crypto Mining Moratorium Faces Stiff Headwinds in Albany
The New York State Assembly voted to pass the bill last week, but a fresh wave of opposition from industry and lawmakers alike could make the Senate battle much more difficult.
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Wikimedia acepta bitcoin, bitcoin cash, y ether vía BitPay. (Unsplash/Fabian Blank)
Wikipedia dejará de aceptar donaciones en criptomonedas por razones medioambientales
El anuncio se dio luego de que el 71,2% de la comunidad de Wikimedia votara a favor de una propuesta para dejar de aceptar criptomonedas.
Wikimedia acepta bitcoin, bitcoin cash, y ether vía BitPay. (Unsplash/Fabian Blank)