Japanese City Attracts Cryptocurrency Miners with Abundant Renewable Energy

The government of a Japanese city known for its renewable energy and low temperature in the wintertime is attracting cryptocurrency miners to use its clean electricity. One company has already announced that it will open “the first clean energy-based Japanese mining center” in the city to mine 10 cryptocurrencies including bitcoin.

Japanese City Attracting Miners

The Japanese city of Kazuno is trying to attract companies to use its renewable energy. Located in Akita Prefecture, a mountainous northern prefecture on Japan’s main island, the city has a population of approximately 32,000.

Kazuno City also has a humid continental climate with heavy snowfall in winter. “The average yearly temperature of Kazuno City is low, probably contributing to improving the heat exhausting/cooling effects to deal with the heat generated by computers for mining,” Japan Today reported on Monday, adding that:

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