Local Media: Floods in China Heavily Damage Major Crypto Mining Operation

Recent floods in the Sichuan province of China have reportedly resulted in heavy damage to a major cryptocurrency mining operation in the area. The news was published on a local blockchain and crypto information platform Golden Finance, June 30.

Ecns, the official English-language outlet of the China News Service (CNS), has reported that Sichuan and four other provinces in China experienced heavy rains on June 27 and 28, resulting in floods.

Golden Finance claims that a major cryptocurrency mining operation in Sichuan has been heavily affected, leading to a loss of “tens of thousands” of mining devices. The miners seem “almost impossible” to repair, according to the site.

As of press time it remains unclear what cryptocurrencies were being mined on the devices and how many of them precisely have been lost to the flood.

A major share of Bitcoin mining takes place in China - as much as 70%, according to an earlier report by Cointelegraph. Specifically, the province of Sichuan has been called a “Bitcoin mining capital” due to the high concentration of mining operations in it, drawn in by the cold climate and cheap electricity.

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