The crypto community in Argentina is divided over presidential aspirant Sergio Massa’s plans for Bitcoin mining operations.
Massa proposed using excess natural gas from the Vaca Muerta oil fields to mine Bitcoin.
Critics acknowledged the proposal’s merits but argued the government should stay on the sidelines.
Argentinian presidential candidate Sergio Massa has left the crypto community in the country divided after he unveiled plans to use natural resources to boost Bitcoin mining operations, local news outlet CriptoNoticas reported.
Indeed, Massa, in late October, said he plans to use excess natural gas from the Vaca Muerta oil fields to mine Bitcoin. According to a CriptoNoticas report, the proposal was presented to the candidate by computer scientist Santiago Siri.
Following the revelation, Massa’s plans have divided Argentina’s crypto community over whether the proposal would benefit the country. On the one hand, supporters of the proposal argue that using excess gas for Bitcoin mining means it would be put to productive use rather than being flared or vented.
However, critics asserted that while the proposal might be good in theory, th…
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