Norway to Deprive Miners of Electricity Concessions

Northern Bitcoin reports the cost of mining one bitcoin in Norway is about $ 7,700
22 November 2018   727

In the state budget of Norway for the next year there are no special preferential conditions for the mining industry. So, from January 2019, the miners will be forced to pay at standard rates, reports Forbes, citing local sources.

If now the price of a kilowatt for miners is about $ 0.05, then in January it will increase to $ 1.94. Northern Bitcoin reports the cost of mining one bitcoin in Norway is about $ 7,700. In China, for example, this figure is significantly lower - $ 3,100.

Norway can not continue to provide huge tax incentives for the most dirty form of cryptographic output as bitcoin. It requires a lot of energy and generates large greenhouse gas emissions globally.
 

Lars Haltbrekken

Parliamentary representative, Norway

Earlier, mining enterprises in the Chinese provinces of Xinjiang and Guizhou suspended their work at the time of the tax audit, and the network hashrate fell by almost 20%.

Bitmain to Close Norwegian Office

Main reason for this decision was the cancellation by the local authorities of special preferential conditions for the mining industry
18 March 2019   61

The Chinese manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain announced the closure of the Norwegian division, according to ICOshock.

The office will be moved to Germany, where, according to representatives of Bitmain, the conditions are more favorable. The Scandinavian office of a Chinese company lasted only a year.

According to Julie Hvideberg, ex-manager of the Norwegian division of Bitmain, the main reason for this decision was the cancellation by the local authorities of special preferential conditions for the mining industry, including lower electricity tariffs. She also expressed the opinion that in the future the largest mining pools will be concentrated in China and Russia, where there is low-cost electricity.

Last year the problem with problems with regulators was faced by the Norwegian mining farm Kryptovault. Authorities and local residents considered the company too noisy.