According to a recent forecast by several local firms in a recent interview with the ‘Red Herring’ mentioned that Iceland would be soon shifting to the blockchain based businesses away from the crypto mining sectors. Chairman of Reykjavik-based Borealis Center ‘Halldor Jorgensson’, in the interview told that native crypto and blockchain facilities are “shifting additionally more towards the pure blockchain business,” instead of specialising in Bitcoin mining.
As per Halldor, the buzz around Bitcoin [BTC] mining has declined to a level that’s “not as profitable as it was a few months ago.” Despite that, the chairman advised that the Bitcoin mining “wave” has contributed to the quickest growth of native energy and data industries, whose well-developed infrastructures would be now expected to supply a lift to the blockchain-related businesses.
Iceland has become one among the leaders in crypto mining because of its naturally cold climate, along with the abundance of efficient renewable energy sources. The country is home to at least one of the world’s five largest crypto mining farms, whose current operator Genesis Mining is reportedly the primarily largest consumer of electricity in Iceland.
Earlier in Feb.,the business development manager of a native energy provider HS Orka ‘Johann Snorri Sigurbergsson’, foreseen that the extent of crypto mining in Iceland can doubtless double in the year 2018.
Even earlier in July, the CEO of Asgeir Margeirsson [HS Orkas] claimed that the trade of crypto mining has pushed the fourth revolution of this era, whereas the director of the Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines declared that Bitcoin miners are subjected to central industrial revolution that’s still underneath way.
However, HS Orka’s Sigurbergsson conjointly argued that Bitcoin probably won’t be here so much into the long run, claiming that the info centers that are presently utilised by miners would eventually become new technology incubators.
Another blockchain technology cluster ‘Bitfury’ in a recent press release also revealed the launch of its new-generation BTC mining hardware, with plans to use the new machines in its mining centers in Norway, Iceland and Georgia.