Residents of Murphy, North Carolina have complained that a cryptocurrency miner located in the area is causing “crazy” noise and negatively impacting the power grid.
Because of this, some people decided to leave the city and settle in another place.
‘Sounds like you’re behind a jetpack’
A crypto miner installed by San Francisco company PrimeBlock appears to be a big problem for some of the 1,600 residents of Murphy, North Carolina. In a recent interviewresident Mike Lugiewicz said he will move because of the unbearable noise coming from the facility.
“It’s running at about 85 decibels this morning. It sounds and feels like you’re behind a jet sitting on the runway and that jet never leaves, or imagine you’re inside Niagara Falls and you can’t get rid of the noise as if your house is in the middle of Niagara Falls,” he said.
In addition, the miner damaged the domestic electricity grid. Lugiewicz said the community was left without power during the Christmas holiday when temperatures dropped to three degrees Celsius. Despite the blackout in the entire city, the facility was still working:
“As we’re sitting in the dark, I can look out the window and see that the crypto mine has power, and I think it’s a little harmful for the power companies to cut our power, but let’s keep the crypto mines running.”
Although Lugiewicz has already decided to move elsewhere, many of the locals are elderly people who do not have that option. He raised hopes that the authorities will take the necessary measures to stop the “crazy” noise and restore the well-being of the residents of Murphy:
“My fight is more for my friends and neighbors. We had a neighbor up on top of the mountain, and her house seemed to vibrate. It’s so loud up there.”
Crypto mining could also benefit
Despite many claims that cryptocurrency mining harms the environment and consumes a lot of energy, the process could have a positive effect if used properly.
One such example is the Canadian city of North Vancouver, where Lonsdale Energy Corporation (LEC) joined together bitcoin miner – MintGreen – to recycle released energy and use it for heating residential and commercial buildings.
The innovative heating solution provides the locals with a constant source of electricity since the mining company operates at full capacity 365 days a year.
Binance Free $100 (Exclusive): Use this link to sign up and receive $100 free and 10% off your first month of Binance Futures fees (Concepts).
PrimeXBT Special Offer: Use this link to register and enter code POTATO50 to receive up to $7000 on your deposits.