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Plattsburgh New York considers rolling out tougher rules for crypto miners

October 16, 2018
The Main Bloq

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Plattsburgh New York considers rolling out tougher rules for crypto miners

Plattsburgh, New York, is considering bringing in stricter requirements on commercial cryptocurrency mining farms operating in the city.

Patrick McFarlin, a councilor of Plattsburgh’s Common Council, proposed a new law last week that aims to introduce “zoning regulations” for commercial crypto mining activities. According to an update from the council Friday, a public hearing will now be held on Oct. 25 to determine whether to follow through with the proposal.

The suggested zoning rules cover a variety of categories such as fire safety, heat, nuisance abatement and special use permits. If approved, crypto mining farm operators in the city would immediately be required to keep the ambient temperature inside their facilities within 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.8 degrees Celsius) at any time.

Should the average daily temperature outside the facilities be less than 40 degrees F (4.4 degrees C), mining farm operators must ensure that “no more than…

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