In the Leningrad region, the first applicants for the launch of a mining farm for the production of cryptocurrency in the territory of Leningrad NPP in Sosnovy Bor appeared. The head of the region Alexander Drozdenko made an idea for the production of Russian cryptocurrency in the territory of the Leningrad nuclear power plant. The first sites of power units, which are now being prepared for decommissioning, will not be released until the end of 2018.
Information about the developers of cryptocurrencies and innovative startups was not disclosed at the request of lawyers of both sides. But preliminary calculations were announced: investments in equipment of the site for 10 thousand square meters. m, according to calculations of regional officials, will amount to about $ 82 million, the project should pay back in 18-20 months.
The economic block of administration has already developed a variant of tax and legal regulation of the first residents of the technopark. A key condition for the efficiency of the new cluster will be the cost of electricity no more than $ 0.05 per kWh. The first operation at the LNPP-2 power unit are planned to start in December, and the power engineering will go to full capacity next year. Farm equipment can become a ready infrastructure for other projects related to finance, artificial intelligence and neural networks.
In the other countries, for example Canada, the government supports mining startups. It provides discounts on electricity for miners.