Alexander Drozdenko, governor of the Leningrad region in Russia, invited miners to create “mining farms”
He proposed the use of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) as a location on the site of cryptocurrency mining. The announcement appeared as part of the third, annual, small and medium business (the so-called Energy of Opportunities). There were over 600 business owners and national representatives present. The governor said:
For the production of Bitcoins, above all, large surfaces and cheap electricity are needed. As you know, the construction of LNPP-2 is completed in Sosnovy Bór, and large areas of the first nuclear power plant are free. The empty facility of the nuclear power plant in Leningrad can be used as a technopark designed to use cheap energy.
The statements reflect the growing support among the Russian government, which considers cryptocurrencies as a determinant of domestic growth. Recent announcements about cooperation with Ethereum, as well as the creation of special conditions for ICO show growing interest in Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.