The Sichuan Energy Regulatory Office said Thursday it will meet June 2 to discuss crypto mining activities amid China’s nationwide crackdown.
- The energy regulator of the southwestern province is required to meet by the country's National Energy Administration, according to Global Times, a newspaper under the Chinese Communist Party's flagship publication, People's Daily.
- Despite a national crackdown on bitcoin mining, some mines in Sichuan are operating as usual, Global Times said, citing unidentified industry insiders.
- Sichuan has been a popular region for bitcoin mining due to its cheap electricity from hydropower during the rainy season.
- Chinese regulators recently stressed that the country would be taking a stricter approach to bitcoin mining, with the People's Bank of China prohibiting financial institutions from providing services to crypto companies.