The Case For Union Workers In Bitcoin Mining

Recently in the news, a Pennsylvania Bill, the “Cryptocurrency Energy Conservation Act”, was stripped of language that would have created a 2 year moratorium on Bitcoin mining. The author of the bill, Rep. Greg Vitalli, cited staunch resistance to the moratorium stating “the strong opposition to sweeping changes to the state’s environmental laws is being pushed by trade labor unions.” Aside from the misguided and outdated attack on Bitcoin’s energy use, this begets the discussion; is there value to Bitcoin Miners employing union labor at U.S. mining facilities?

I can hear Max Kaiser now. “Bitcoin doesn’t need corrupt unions!” And he’s right, Bitcoin does not need…

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