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Manitoba suspends new cryptocurrency operations, citing high energy demand

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The Manitoba government is temporarily halting any new connections of cryptocurrency operations to the hydroelectric grid. Finance Minister Cameron Friesen, the minister responsible for Crown-owned Manitoba Hydro, says there will be a 18-month pause pending a review of the industry's energy demands. The technology underpins cryptocurrencies requires a large amount of electricity to run complex financial transactions.
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Manitoba suspends new cryptocurrency operations, citing high energy demand

The Manitoba government is temporarily halting any new connections of cryptocurrency operations to the hydroelectric grid.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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High energy demand prompts Manitoba to suspend new cryptocurrency operations

The 18-month pause on new connections of cryptocurrency operations to the hydroelectric grid will not affect the 37 current operations in the province, but will temporarily halt a growing number of requests from operators who have the capacity to consume a sizable portion of the province's electricity supply.

2 months ago·Canada
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Manitoba suspends new cryptocurrency operations, citing high energy demand - Winnipeg

The move will not affect the 37 current operators in the province, which the government says use a relatively small amount of power.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Manitoba suspends new cryptocurrency operations, citing high energy demand

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is temporarily halting any new connections of cryptocurrency operations to the hydroelectric grid, citing a potential for…

2 months ago·Canada
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Manitoba suspends new cryptocurrency operations, citing high energy demand

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is temporarily halting any new connections of cryptocurrency operations to the hydroelectric grid, citing a potential for overwhelming energy demands and low economic return.

2 months ago·Richmond, Canada
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Manitoba suspends new cryptocurrency operations, citing high energy demand

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is temporarily halting any new connections of cryptocurrency operations to the hydroelectric grid.

2 months ago
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