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Missoula County looks to limit Bitcoin operations

June 4, 2018View for printing

New or expanded cryptocurrency -- or Bitcoin -- mining operations could be limited in Missoula County under temporary emergency interim zoning that will be discussed during the commissioners' June 14 meeting.

On Monday, commissioners said they don't know what action, if any, they'll take on the measure. But they hope that public comments made at the meeting will help chart a path forward amid concerns over noise, the amount of energy used by the cryptocurrency mining operations, and how that energy consumption could affect consumers.

EVE BYRON eve.byron@missoulian.com

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