Tesla CEO Elon Musk has spoken with North American bitcoin miners and they have committed to forming a Bitcoin Mining Council to “promote energy usage transparency & accelerate sustainability initiatives worldwide.” They have also agreed to publish their current and planned renewable usage. The meeting was hosted by Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor.
Elon Musk and Michael Saylor Say Miners Have Agreed to Form Bitcoin Mining Council
The Technoking of Tesla, Elon Musk, announced on Twitter Monday that he has spoken with bitcoin miners. He wrote:
Spoke with North American bitcoin miners. They committed to publish current & planned renewable usage & to ask miners worldwide to do so. Potentially promising.
Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor immediately tweeted explaining:
Yesterday I was pleased to host a meeting between Elon Musk and the leading bitcoin miners in North America. The miners have agreed to form the Bitcoin Mining Council to promote energy usage transparency & accelerate sustainability initiatives worldwide.
Saylor proceeded to say the meeting included executives from Argo Blockchain, Blockcap, Core Scientific, Galaxy Digital, Hive Blockchain, Hut 8 Mining, Marathon, and Riot Blockchain.
According to the Microstrategy CEO, the executives present at the meeting have “decided to establish an organization to standardize energy reporting, pursue industry ESG goals, & educate and grow the marketplace.”