U.S. Congress to sit over crypto mining’s environmental impact

The U.S. Congress is preparing an hearing to examine the environmental impact of crypto mining.

Congress is particular about the bitcoin network.

The date and witness list for the hearing are still undetermined.

The hearing could take place as early as the end of January.

The Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is currently drawing up a list of witnesses.

The witnesses will be questioned about the energy use of proof-of-work mining.

In December, Senator Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to New York-based miner Greenidge’s CEO, expressing concerns about the firm’s environmental impact.

New York Times followed suit with an article which relayed concerns surrounding the increased mining in the U.S.