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Venezuela Tells Citizens in Gov’t Houses to Stop Mining Crypto

The Venezuelan government is set to ban crypto mining in government-provided housing, per an official announcement.

The announcement was made in a video tweeted by state-owned television station VTV Canal 8.

In the video, Ildemaro Villarroel, the Minister of Housing, stated that the central government had issued an edict banning the installation of equipment that is capable of mining bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies in homes provided by the state.

The minister said that the move was being made as part of a campaign to promote the sensible and conservative use of electricity.

He stated,

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