Miami Mayor Continues Push For City to Become Bitcoin Hub
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is continuing his push to make Miami a hub for Bitcoin, in general – and this time he’s pushing for more mining in the US and Miami, naturally
90% of Bitcoin mining comes from ‘dirty energy,’ Miami mayor says
“’A part of the problem with Bitcoin is 90% of it is not done in the United States. 90% of it is done in countries that have dirty energy. So that’s the reason why it’s considered to be a dirty activity,’ Suarez stated.
The official argued that the U.S. would improve this situation by providing its renewable clean energy supply to Bitcoin mining centers and data centers. ‘We get nuclear power, so we have clean energy. A clean energy supply that’s essentially unlimited,’ he said.
Miami could set up a Bitcoin mining hub as part of this national security/environmental conservation goal, Suarez said, adding:
“It would be to benefit the cr’pto community if we did more mining in the U.S. because we produce clean energy so it would change that narrative and that dynamic and also in the future you will see solar and other kinds of clean technology. In my opinion, technology is going to make Bitcoin mining more efficient.’”